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(BBC)   "Yes, I can see you're treating a girl who's having an epileptic seizure, but would you mind getting me a milkshake?"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 99
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2011-09-06 06:46:34 PM  
Danielle's father David said one man asked a paramedic treating his daughter to pass him a milkshake.

If she's going to shake like that anyway, no sense in letting all that energy go to waste.
 
2011-09-06 07:28:13 PM  

St_Francis_P: Danielle's father David said one man asked a paramedic treating his daughter to pass him a milkshake.

If she's going to shake like that anyway, no sense in letting all that energy go to waste.


Bravo (golf clap)
 
2011-09-06 09:24:06 PM  

St_Francis_P: Danielle's father David said one man asked a paramedic treating his daughter to pass him a milkshake.

If she's going to shake like that anyway, no sense in letting all that energy go to waste.


That was bad and you should feel bad. And I should feel bad for laughing so hard at it.

But I don't. :D
 
2011-09-06 09:30:51 PM  

St_Francis_P: Danielle's father David said one man asked a paramedic treating his daughter to pass him a milkshake.

If she's going to shake like that anyway, no sense in letting all that energy go to waste.


*snort*
 
2011-09-06 09:35:34 PM  
Yep. Done in one. And I was just going to post something inferior to it as well. Good jorb.
 
2011-09-06 10:34:49 PM  
Hell, I'd put a can of house paint on top of her.
 
2011-09-06 10:38:28 PM  
It brought all the EMTs to the yard.
 
2011-09-06 10:51:33 PM  
I thought there wasn't much you could do for someone having a seizure. Might as well duct tape her to a chair and focus on keeping the hospital shop in business.
 
2011-09-07 02:24:40 AM  

Theaetetus: It brought all the EMTs to the yard.


But do they drink the milkshake? Do they drink it up?
 
TWX
2011-09-07 03:27:34 AM  
Sounds like the perfect element to add to an episode of House where he's doing his normal belittling of his patients...

I'm actually surprised more that it wasn't hospital staff doing this. One gets kind of jaded around this sort of thing sometimes, and when it's obviously just something to monitor until it ends then why not get a milkshake?
 
2011-09-07 03:31:33 AM  
From notalwaysright.com:

(New Year's Eve is in full swing. Shortly before the midnight countdown, a coworker of mine drops down dead beside me from a brain aneurysm. We went into shock and obviously tried to help her. The customer that she was serving starts complaining about the quality of service.)

Customer: "Leave her, it's almost midnight! I need my glass of wine to celebrate!"

Me: "Sir, we believe she may be dead. Please have a bit of compassion. The bar will be closing now while we wait for emergency services."

Customer: "Forget that! We want to celebrate. Get me my drink now and take her body out back or something!"

Me: "Security! Throw this man out and clear the bar."

Customer: "I will get both her and you fired for this!"
 
2011-09-07 03:31:57 AM  
Guys it was for a banana milkshake...not your run of the mill vanilla or chocolate.
 
2011-09-07 03:32:26 AM  
Should have just gotten a longer straw
8tshirt.com
 
2011-09-07 03:32:37 AM  
So, why should I have to go without my milkshake because someone else is having a seizure? How inconsiderate!

/mmmm milkshake
//Why doesn't anyone pay attention to me?
 
2011-09-07 03:33:48 AM  
Look, in between saving lives in the ER I get a whole 15 minutes to break. If I want to indulge myself in a delicious banana shake that is my prerogative. I'm not about to let your simple neurological disorder get in my way. You might lose a tongue and some lip skin, the 5 people in ER waiting for me to finish my lunch might die. Get over yourself and get out the way. People are trying to do God's work here.
 
2011-09-07 03:37:09 AM  

sirgrim: Look, in between saving lives in the ER I get a whole 15 minutes to break. If I want to indulge myself in a delicious banana shake that is my prerogative. I'm not about to let your simple neurological disorder get in my way. You might lose a tongue and some lip skin, the 5 people in ER waiting for me to finish my lunch might die. Get over yourself and get out the way. People are trying to do God's work here.


A person who just drank a milkshake from there falls to the floor in convulsions.
Do you say a) hey, make me one of those milkshakes?

/had the fish
//and ordered the Space Special
///check, please
 
2011-09-07 03:37:43 AM  
That's Fark in a nutshell
 
2011-09-07 03:38:18 AM  
Dare I say, her shakes brought all the tards to the yard.

\they ran right up asking for their deserts.
 
2011-09-07 03:39:52 AM  
Musta been Whiskey in that Milkshake.

Ireland....whiskey...get it?....Amirite?
 
2011-09-07 03:41:14 AM  
It was her own fault for bringing all the boys to the yard.
 
2011-09-07 03:41:22 AM  
Having the mi

metametameta: So, why should I have to go without my milkshake because someone else is having a seizure? How inconsiderate!

How many caring adults does it take to care for an epileptic girl? I am a sensitive person generally, however, the situation was controlled. The milkshake obviously did not truly interrupt anything except the grown-ups having a "why God Why" moment.

No harm, no foul. It only took a second to hand him a milkshake. Not like he had the bloke mix it up fer 'im.

Criminey... Buncha drama queens apparently.

 
2011-09-07 03:47:47 AM  

The Southern Dandy: Musta been Whiskey in that Milkshake.

Ireland....whiskey...get it?....Amirite?


Eh, doesn't really work. You shoulda said she got the shakes because there *wan't* any whiskey in the shake. You know, go the DTs route.
 
2011-09-07 03:49:21 AM  

pottie: That's Fark in a nutshell


You can tell he wasn't a TotalFarker...he didn't try to hit on her. Most of us Total Farks like lively sex.
 
TWX
2011-09-07 03:49:21 AM  

Oznog: A person who just drank a milkshake from there falls to the floor in convulsions.
Do you say a) hey, make me one of those milkshakes?

/had the fish
//and ordered the Space Special
///check, please


Heh... What about, "I'll have what she's having."?
 
2011-09-07 03:51:15 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Dare I say, her shakes brought all the tards to the yard.

\they ran right up asking for their deserts.


Why would they want a piece of arid land?
 
2011-09-07 03:52:21 AM  

Gwyrddu: Uchiha_Cycliste: Dare I say, her shakes brought all the tards to the yard.

\they ran right up asking for their deserts.

Why would they want a piece of arid land?


oh for f*cks sake,.... I even thought about it too, and confused them. I dum tonit3e
 
2011-09-07 03:53:24 AM  

Point02GPA: pottie: That's Fark in a nutshell

You can tell he wasn't a TotalFarker...he didn't try to hit on her. Most of us Total Farks like lively sex.


And you know, bonus! She never said no.
 
2011-09-07 04:00:50 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Point02GPA: pottie: That's Fark in a nutshell

You can tell he wasn't a TotalFarker...he didn't try to hit on her. Most of us Total Farks like lively sex.

And you know, bonus! She never said no.


You don't have to waste any of your "special" pills on this one either. Remember the Fark motto; "If they're out, I'm in."
 
2011-09-07 04:06:02 AM  
Nothing shocks a Paramedic. Paramedics do the shocking at 300 Jules.
 
2011-09-07 04:09:37 AM  

Point02GPA: Uchiha_Cycliste: Point02GPA: pottie: That's Fark in a nutshell

You can tell he wasn't a TotalFarker...he didn't try to hit on her. Most of us Total Farks like lively sex.

And you know, bonus! She never said no.

You don't have to waste any of your "special" pills on this one either. Remember the Fark motto; "If they're out, I'm in."


It's like a Donkey Punch without the assault, everybody wins!
 
2011-09-07 04:10:32 AM  
www.revleft.com

"Ah, you've got a little shop. I like a little shop!"
 
2011-09-07 04:16:01 AM  
In a liquor store. The owner and I are chatting when his epilepsy kicks in and he hits the deck and everything else on the way down.
He's a big man so I'm just trying to keep him out of the broken bottles.
Woman at the counter screams a little sissy thing are runs out with her purchase.
I'm struggling to grab the phone and see a guy put the six pack back and grab a case.
On his way out I said "Little help huh?"
He winks at me and walks out the door.

Yeah, not so CSB
 
2011-09-07 04:16:37 AM  
i53.tinypic.com

"My leg is asleep!"
 
2011-09-07 04:19:13 AM  

Marcintosh: In a liquor store. The owner and I are chatting when his epilepsy kicks in and he hits the deck and everything else on the way down.
He's a big man so I'm just trying to keep him out of the broken bottles.
Woman at the counter screams a little sissy thing are runs out with her purchase.
I'm struggling to grab the phone and see a guy put the six pack back and grab a case.
On his way out I said "Little help huh?"
He winks at me and walks out the door.

Yeah, not so CSB


That never seems to happen in a small town
 
2011-09-07 04:21:03 AM  
Uchiha_Cycliste~

OK, you're sick enough. We'll let you back in.
 
2011-09-07 04:31:31 AM  
Hooray! I think...
 
2011-09-07 04:36:10 AM  
(A) I'm disappointed in the previous comments, thinking FARK was a tad better than this. I expected them to rag on the selfish moron asking for the shake. (B) There are treatments that can be administered to someone in a seizure if conditions worsen.

For example, a mouth guard to keep them from swallowing their tongue, biting it or clenching their jaws hard enough to break teeth. If they develop breathing problems, then oxygen needs to be administered and/or a tracheotomy performed. Some medications can be injected through an IV to relax spasming muscles -- to prevent bones from fracturing if the convulsions are that bad. Then, you need to protect their head so they don't bash it on a hard floor or anything within reach. If they vomit, you need to keep the airway clear.

There is a theory, pretty well proven there and here, that the more people are exposed to unpleasant things, such as crime, sickness and injuries, the more they get used to it until it reaches a point where they no longer care all that much.

An executive on his way to an important meeting, who sees a terrible car wreck, would be inclined to drive right on by, more intent on getting to his meeting in time, figuring that someone behind him will stop.

In the 1980's, while driving my company truck in a rainstorm on I-95, I hydroplaned and spun off the road, ending up in the center divide. The truck almost rolled over and blew a tire right off the rim. Over 100 drivers saw me careen down into the divide. Several hundred passed as my truck remained there as I struggled to change the tire and get back on the road, knowing my boss would be wondering where the heck I was.

It took me around 30 minutes to fix the truck and navigate my way up the rain slick grassy rise and get back on the road.

I estimate that over 1000 cars had passed.

Not one stopped.

Not one bothered to call the cops.

Even my boss was surprised that no one at least called the police.

During my time as a courier I stopped to put out two car fires, stopped to offer assistance at one wreck, paused to jimmy the door lock of a lady who accidentally locked herself out of her car with the motor running, tried to help a rival courier get her truck unstuck from a muddy field and once, chased a thief who ran from a store I was delivering to and again, when off duty, chased one who ran from Walmart.

I was, a couple of years ago, pleasantly surprised when my car threw it's timing belt at an intersection by the local hospital and people stopped to not only help me push it into a parking lot, but one guy tried to help me fix it -- when I thought it was something else.

While a courier, I got blind sided by a car on a main highway and knocked into the opposite lane, coming to a stop against the far curb. It was a 4 land road, so I partially block traffic. The impact took out my right front tire and quarter panel.

People got pi$$ed because my wrecked vehicle slowed down traffic.

No one stopped to offer assistance even though the impact had smashed in the front end of the other car.

In the 70's I was called into a neighbors house when a friend of theirs went into a seizure. I had them call the ambulance and then I stayed with her, making sure she didn't swallow her tongue until the paramedics arrived.

A few months later, while driving down a busy two lane road, I spotted a lady in the middle of traffic on foot get clipped by a car. She was knocked down and traffic never stopped. Cars slowed and moved around her. I pulled over, got her up and got her out of the street. I had to negotiate traffic just to get to her. A nurse who lived in a house near the incident saw it and called the paramedics, then she came out to assist me assist the lady.

I couldn't believe that traffic didn't stop when there was a person laying in the road.

Over the decades, as the local population has exploded, I've observed less and less folks willing to get personally involved in incidents.

When I was a kid, a person in distress would draw a crowd all offering some form of help.

Not anymore.
 
2011-09-07 04:43:36 AM  
The Onion is prophetic: Theaetetus: It brought all the EMTsAMBULANCE DRIVERS to the yard.

But do they drink the milkshake? Do they drink it up?


No, we Suction it up. 300mmhg Suction can suck harder than your mom.

Milkshake + Spagetti-os are a great combination.
 
2011-09-07 04:46:13 AM  
not to downplay your story, but I thought swallowing your tongue during a seizure was a myth, and that more danger existed from jamming something nasty (but handy) into someones mouth from germs, than existed from the tongue.
 
2011-09-07 04:53:19 AM  
Just give the man his damn milkshake, you don't have to write an article about it.
 
2011-09-07 04:56:02 AM  
"We all sort of looked at each other and I think, to be honest, the paramedic was shocked at it himself because it was like autopilot, he turned and got him the banana milkshake and handed it to him. Then he sort of looked at myself and my wife and shook his head and said that's disgusting."

So why did he hand him the banana milkshake if he knew it was disgusting? He should have recommended a different flavour.
Selfish paramedic.
 
2011-09-07 04:59:30 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: not to downplay your story, but I thought swallowing your tongue during a seizure was a myth, and that more danger existed from jamming something nasty (but handy) into someones mouth from germs, than existed from the tongue.


I thought it was biting through the tongue you had to worry about (think there's some arteries in it). But, that could be a myth as well.
 
2011-09-07 05:00:13 AM  
Once you're reasonably sure the person having the seizure isn't going to injure themselves, by knocking something over that injures them for example, about the best thing you can do when a seizure happens (if you're not the one having it) is - NOTHING. Don't try to hold them down, don't touch them - just let the seizure happen. Afterwards put the blanket on them, whatever... While it's going - stand back. Have the farking milkshake.

Just keep an eye on them, make sure they're in no immediate danger from their surroundings, and let it take its course. Even an ambo (EMT, paramedic, etc.) couldn't do much more...

/not being nasty about this
 
2011-09-07 05:11:22 AM  
MagSeven: Uchiha_Cycliste: not to downplay your story, but I thought swallowing your tongue during a seizure was a myth, and that more danger existed from jamming something nasty (but handy) into someones mouth from germs, than existed from the tongue.

I thought it was biting through the tongue you had to worry about (think there's some arteries in it). But, that could be a myth as well.


No, you can't swallow your tongue - it's pretty secure with a large root of fiberous tissue in the oropharynx/pharynx, but you can lose muscle tone during a seizure, allowing it to relax into the airway and obstruct the larynx. Putting something in the mouth is the worst thing you can do. You can bite down during a seizure with enough force to:

A) Sheer through the object and create a foreign body airway obstruction.
B) damage muscles in the jaw
C) Fracture the jaw/maxilla, hard and soft palates, and damage teeth.
D) Completely avulse a portion of the tongue.

The best thing a lay rescuer can do, after the seizure is stopped, is open their airway and put them on their left side, in the recovery position. This allows secretions to drain and prevents airway obstruction.

calufrax: Once you're reasonably sure the person having the seizure isn't going to injure themselves, by knocking something over that injures them for example, about the best thing you can do when a seizure happens (if you're not the one having it) is - NOTHING. Don't try to hold them down, don't touch them - just let the seizure happen. Afterwards put the blanket on them, whatever... While it's going - stand back. Have the farking milkshake.

Just keep an eye on them, make sure they're in no immediate danger from their surroundings, and let it take its course. Even an ambo (EMT, paramedic, etc.) couldn't do much more...

/not being nasty about this


Pretty much this. Neuro docs don't even like us to give anticonvulscents, like Benzodiazapines (Ativan, Versed, Valium), or Phenobarb unless the seizure is unwitnessed or lasts more than two minutes.

If you're a First Responder or above, or a Nurse, you can always use a trusty nasopharyngeal airway and bag them through the seizure to keep them oxygenated.
 
2011-09-07 05:28:27 AM  

MagSeven: Uchiha_Cycliste: not to downplay your story, but I thought swallowing your tongue during a seizure was a myth, and that more danger existed from jamming something nasty (but handy) into someones mouth from germs, than existed from the tongue.

I thought it was biting through the tongue you had to worry about (think there's some arteries in it). But, that could be a myth as well.


I've known epileptics with dental work because people still believe the myth that you have to keep them from swallowing their tongue. The people would get stuff crammed in their mouth and damage their teeth biting on it. All they ever asked is to not be touched unless they are near a dangerous location. One was a substitute teacher that had to give this lecture to every class she taught. The only involvement required is to roll them onto their side into recovery position as if they were drunk and passed out at the end of the seizure.
 
2011-09-07 05:45:54 AM  
Where is the hero tag? The guy could have easily reached over to grab the milkshake and thereby accidentally push the paramedic and his ongoing work.

Instead, he politely tapped the paramedic to hand him the milkshake.

Don't get in the way of a thirsty man and his milkshake.
 
2011-09-07 06:11:30 AM  

Rik01:

Over the decades, as the local population has exploded, I've observed less and less folks willing to get personally involved in incidents.

When I was a kid, a person in distress would draw a crowd all offering some form of help.

Not anymore.


When you were young, was this a litigious society that would work to either sue or imprison anyone for any reason?

Times have changed. You stop to help a stranger, you risk your life and freedom.
 
2011-09-07 06:24:42 AM  

MagSeven: Uchiha_Cycliste: not to downplay your story, but I thought swallowing your tongue during a seizure was a myth, and that more danger existed from jamming something nasty (but handy) into someones mouth from germs, than existed from the tongue.

I thought it was biting through the tongue you had to worry about (think there's some arteries in it). But, that could be a myth as well.


"That's a myth."
"Yeah, but she's my 'myth'!"
"No, no, myth, myth!"
"Yeth?"
 
2011-09-07 06:26:31 AM  
Reminds me of something that happened a few years ago. It was a Friday and I was standing in line at the bank to make a deposit. A woman drove up in the parking lot and when she got out of the car she was wearing a brace with a head halo. She looked pretty out of it but she did manage to get inside and wait inline for ten minutes before passing out and hitting the floor. Everyone in the place was shocked but some was afraid to touch her like they'd catch something. Lucky a nurse came in and a teller called 911 (which knowing this woman might be dead and the station right down the street still took 10 minutes to show up). I was amazed how people just stepped over her to get to the counter or thought they should shove something into her mouth even though she wasn't having a seizure just in case. Amazing that some people think well let's compromise someone's breathing by shoveling shiat into their mouth. No one was sure what to do with someone who shouldn't be running errands let alone driving. When she woke up she tried to get back into her car to drive away. She didn't think it was a big deal to take her pain meds and jump into her car to run to the bank the day after being discharged.

So who was being irresponsible? The people going about their day or the woman who decided to go out and risk everyone's life by driving and then passing out?
 
2011-09-07 06:26:49 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: not to downplay your story, but I thought swallowing your tongue during a seizure was a myth, and that more danger existed from jamming something nasty (but handy) into someones mouth from germs, than existed from the tongue.


The most common cause of cardiac arrest is airway obstruction and the most common cause of airway obstruction is the tongue.
 
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