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2009-09-08 12:53:24 PM
Fark you; kids' gonna be a rambler.
 
2009-09-08 12:57:15 PM
Thinking labour was underway, the patient pulled over and called 911.

I think she was right...
 
2009-09-08 01:04:57 PM
Sometimes you don't have time.
 
2009-09-08 01:14:52 PM
One of my good friends (who is also a Farker) was there playing catcher as his wife delivered their son on the kitchen floor a few weeks ago. Just didn't have time to get to the hospital.

/everyone was fine
 
2009-09-08 02:05:37 PM
As a Gurney, I'm getting a kick out of these replies....
 
2009-09-08 04:39:46 PM
Stretcher, not gurney SUBBY.
 
2009-09-08 04:59:41 PM
APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/nj89ft
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2009-09-08 05:00:27 PM
Pram, not stretcher or gurney, baka-san.

/delivering babies over the phone is way better
//no mess
 
2009-09-08 05:02:43 PM
www.lazydork.com

Goddamnit, you never leave a man behind!
 
2009-09-08 05:04:58 PM
Just like my Dad always used to say when he saw "Baby on Board" stickers:
"That's child abuse. Get that baby off the board and in a child's seat!"

/Half snort
 
2009-09-08 05:06:16 PM
It's the damn socialist healthcare! They're rationing so badly that babies, innocent babies, have to be born ON the highway, because they might have to use the gurney for a more important transport later!
 
2009-09-08 05:11:41 PM
Shouldn't they have brought the baby to the parents house?
 
2009-09-08 05:11:59 PM
I've delivered one baby, on new years eve. Twenty minutes from midnight in the back of my ambulance on the highway. We almost made it to the hospital, but when she started crowning we just stopped and delivered within three minutes.

I was THIS close to delivering the first baby of 2009. I was on hand for my two kids, but it was a hell of a lot scarier doing it as the highest trained guy in the area.

PS. Birth is gross. She bled, pooped, and otherwise oozed all over the stretcher and floor of my truck. But it's also beautiful.

Doesn't diminish the incredible grossness of it, but it's still beautiful.
 
2009-09-08 05:18:30 PM
Shadowknight: PS. Birth is gross. She bled, pooped, and otherwise oozed all over the stretcher and floor of my truck. But it's also beautiful.

Doesn't diminish the incredible grossness of it, but it's still beautiful.


I. Love. Dispatching. Calls like this are why.

/congrats and eeeeeww
 
2009-09-08 05:25:01 PM
girljen:
I. Love. Dispatching. Calls like this are why.

/congrats and eeeeeww


I sat in on the dispatch center one night, to see how it operates. It was fun, and was kind of exciting in a "Pushing Tin" sort of way. It was like air traffic control, directing everything around the city.

But personally, I'd rather be in the middle of it. Even the grossest calls are fun... Well, at least later they are. During the call and during the cleanup, not so much sometimes. But after, it's always a good story.
 
2009-09-08 05:29:17 PM
Bu...bu...but mandatory government funded abortions?
 
2009-09-08 05:33:36 PM
baka-san: Stretcher Cot, not gurney SUBBY.

Nah, stretcher is perfectly acceptable, but gurney is not.
So far I've been lucky,but as a rural provider I know my time is running out. Man I can't wait.
 
2009-09-08 05:41:12 PM
My wife was in labour for 24 hours and pushed for a full 60 minutes. What I want to know is how long from "I think I may be in Labour" till "We should go to the hospital"

This type of thing should only happen in bad movies.
 
2009-09-08 05:43:28 PM
Shadowknight:

Doesn't diminish the incredible grossness of it, but it's still beautiful.



Um, yeah. They asked me if I wanted to watch in a mirror.
NO THANK YOU
 
2009-09-08 05:48:27 PM
♫ Baby's on the front porch,♪
♪ Baby's on the highway...♫
 
2009-09-08 06:02:55 PM
Dave and the Mission: My wife was in labour for 24 hours and pushed for a full 60 minutes. What I want to know is how long from "I think I may be in Labour" till "We should go to the hospital"

This type of thing should only happen in bad movies.


Some people go into labor for an hour, and the baby is out. It just happens.

Third In Line:
Um, yeah. They asked me if I wanted to watch in a mirror.
NO THANK YOU


Maybe it's different for medical providers. I am one of the few men that can say "I watched my own sterilization." I had them set up a mirror so I could watch them do the vasectomy. The only weird part was the cauterizing of the vessels. It smoke, sizzling, smell of burning flesh, but didn't feel a thing.

That said, I watch them remove a whole inch and a half from both of the vas deferens. If my vasectomy ever reverses itself... Well, I'm going to get a cape and start fighting crime because I obviously have superpowers.
 
2009-09-08 06:06:56 PM
Shadowknight:

That said, I watch them remove a whole inch and a half from both of the vas deferens. If my vasectomy ever reverses itself... Well, I'm going to get a cape and start fighting crime because I obviously have superpowers.


I believe you
 
2009-09-08 06:13:59 PM
A baby being "delivered on a highway" does not preclude it from being delivered on a gurney within an ambulance on a highway. The commenter's question is derived from the illogical assumption that "on" is exclusive, and not inclusive.
 
2009-09-08 06:24:47 PM
Third In Line: I believe you

I'm just saying, if that much of my plumbing grows back I must have a healing factor that would make Wolverine say "Damn, his junk grew back."
 
2009-09-08 08:39:06 PM
It is called a cot, not a gurney, not a stretcher.

You might as well call the ambulane a taxi or a police car...

/Cranky old medic...
 
2009-09-08 09:59:35 PM
Spaceballer: It is called a cot, not a gurney, not a stretcher.

You might as well call the ambulane a taxi or a police car...

/Cranky old medic...


Sorry, big guy, but it's always been a stretcher. A cot is something that you fold out to go camping.

I think it's a regional difference. I think the big thing is that we all know what we are talking about.
 
2009-09-08 10:29:06 PM
gopher321: Fark you; kids' gonna be a rambler.

I just pictured a kid singing Ramblin' Man after reading that for some reason.

/Lord, I was born a ramblin' man...
 
2009-09-09 12:17:51 AM
Dave and the Mission: My wife was in labour for 24 hours and pushed for a full 60 minutes. What I want to know is how long from "I think I may be in Labour" till "We should go to the hospital"

This type of thing should only happen in bad movies.


Sometimes, babies set their own timetable. A multipara (that's a mom who's had more than one) can sneeze and deliver; and sometimes a woman can push for hours, then suddenly dilate and ta-da! baby is born.

What's funny is hearing the total panic in a medic's voice as the baby crowns and they're still a mile from the hospital. "How do I hold this thing back?!?!?" Dispatching is fun.
 
2009-09-09 08:17:35 AM
To all the cranky, little-to-no-sense-of-humour-medics.

Gurney - Stretcher/Cot - sorRY!!

GirlJen: congrats and eeeeeww LOL - that summed it up nicely.

/Woot - 2 greenlights in one day! I can die happy now.
 
2009-09-09 09:25:56 AM
booger42: To all the cranky, little-to-no-sense-of-humour-medics.

Gurney - Stretcher/Cot - sorRY!!

GirlJen: congrats and eeeeeww LOL - that summed it up nicely.

/Woot - 2 greenlights in one day! I can die happy now.


You are subby for the article from the Kansas newspaper? What drives you to keep up with the news in Kansas praytell?
 
2009-09-09 11:49:15 AM
Third In Line: booger42: To all the cranky, little-to-no-sense-of-humour-medics.

Gurney - Stretcher/Cot - sorRY!!

GirlJen: congrats and eeeeeww LOL - that summed it up nicely.

/Woot - 2 greenlights in one day! I can die happy now.

You are subby for the article from the Kansas newspaper? What drives you to keep up with the news in Kansas praytell?


Uh, no - subby for the 'screaming TA DA" accident one. I don't know anything about Kansas, unless the Wizard of Oz counts :)
 
2009-09-09 12:30:49 PM
booger42: Third In Line: booger42: To all the cranky, little-to-no-sense-of-humour-medics.

Gurney - Stretcher/Cot - sorRY!!

GirlJen: congrats and eeeeeww LOL - that summed it up nicely.

/Woot - 2 greenlights in one day! I can die happy now.

You are subby for the article from the Kansas newspaper? What drives you to keep up with the news in Kansas praytell?

Uh, no - subby for the 'screaming TA DA" accident one. I don't know anything about Kansas, unless the Wizard of Oz counts :)


Right
Van crash TADA article was from a Kansas newspaper...

Would you like some more coffee, sir?
 
2009-09-09 03:02:18 PM
Third In Line: Uh, no - subby for the 'screaming TA DA" accident one. I don't know anything about Kansas, unless the Wizard of Oz counts :)

Right
Van crash TADA article was from a Kansas newspaper...

Would you like some more coffee, sir?


The OTHER TA DA article - from Some Moran was mine.

I hear the ocean views in Kansas are nice. (from Snoopy's cousin, I hear this)
 
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