Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Skylar is 4 eyed

The little girl's teacher stopped me the other day & told me she thought she was having trouble seeing the board & had requested the nurse check her vision. I told her don't bother the girl is destined to be blind. Sure enough, she is on the same road as her brother & sister. Let me just make it clear, they didn't get that from me, I see fine...as long as I have my contacts in!

Saturday, February 07, 2009


After reading the post below, Kevin says I shouldn't say "dump them off" so replace that with "safely deliver them to a higher level of care."

I got a nice surprise!

It's a fruit basket! The biggest, prettiest fruit basket I have ever seen. Kevin called tonight to tell me because dispatch was making him go to the Terrell South station to pick up a fruit basket that a patient left me & Jason Starnes. I told him nevermind I would go get it, called dispatch & drove over. I was looking forward to getting the note. I didn't think much of the basket, thinking it was just a token little thank you. I was just excited to hear from this patient because I sincerely thought he would be deceased. Since they passed the HIPPA Law several years ago & patient privacy became a big deal, we are unable to call & check on patients after we leave them at the hospital. I always did that in the past & I really wonder about some of them after we dump them off. Anyway, I got there & look at this basket! It is massive. And the note, well, let me tell you, we made a difference.

I don't know how Jason feels but this sweet note will hold me a long, long time through lots of "I have had a fever all day but haven't taken any tylenol" or "I want you to take me to the hospital because you can get me seen faster" calls.

Anyway, we rarely hear anything from our patients after we leave them, it's nice to know we made a difference for this family.