16 October 2008

Trauma

About the worst transfer I can imagine happened today. One of our paramedics was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle, shattering his pelvis with major internal and external bleeding. The Asian and I took him down to a real hospital in the Big City, but I will never forget the sound of someone I know screaming in pain at every bump the ambulance hit and feeling like I somehow should've done a better job of driving, of caring, of just simply being.

3 comments:

Walt Trachim said...

Oh no....

I can only think of a couple of medics in Manch (it was Manch, right?) that ride. I hope he's doing okay. I hope you and the Asian are doing okay as well.

Makes me think of my injury as nothing more than a boo-boo in comparison.

B said...

You did care. I'm sure he knew that and once he recovers enough to form lucid sentences, I'm sure that he will tell you that himself.

Ellie said...

Shit. That really sucks. I can't think of who it may be, but either way I hope they're improving.