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(Opposing Views)   School decides not to call 911 when 6-year-old girl loses a piece of her finger because they "didn't feel like it was an emergency"   (opposingviews.com) divider line 211
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2013-12-15 04:56:27 PM
Well. That was stupid. The person who made the decision not to call 911 for that is an amazing johnson him/herself.
 
2013-12-15 04:59:17 PM
they cut a piece off an amazing johnson :(
 
2013-12-15 05:01:44 PM
you missed a hoty quality setup here subs. 'piece of amazing johnson severed off after getting caught in door' was a gimme and I'm not even giving this much thought
 
2013-12-15 05:04:21 PM
Alas, she was born a fifteen or so years too late for her soulmate:

www.iltlaugh.com
 
2013-12-15 05:04:21 PM
Amazing!
 
2013-12-15 05:06:27 PM

hardinparamedic: Well. That was stupid. The person who made the decision not to call 911 for that is an amazing johnson him/herself.


Back in my day you had walk 15 miles in the snow, uphill both ways, to get chewing gum to stick it back on from old Mr McGee's Irish/Chinese Restaurant and Chewing Gum Emporium on fifth street, back when we only had a few streets so we named them all by numbers, which were called Arabian Counters because of John Tower's work as Secretary of state in Arabia during that administration, which as you know preceded the Oil Glut by just seven years, and so that's when we stopped giving our horses greaser hairdos, although we kept making the leather jackets in horse sizes well into the next decade.
 
2013-12-15 05:19:05 PM
Simple.  Just tell them she took an Advil to deal with the pain.  You'll have 6 cruisers and a K-9 unit in the parking lot within seconds thanks to zero tolerance.
 
2013-12-15 05:50:17 PM
WTF were they thinking?
 
2013-12-15 06:06:02 PM

NickelP: they cut a piece off an amazing johnson :(


Look, I'm all for "name your kid whatever you want" but...

JESUS.
 
2013-12-15 06:20:15 PM

NickelP: you missed a hoty quality setup here subs. 'piece of amazing johnson severed off after getting caught in door' was a gimme and I'm not even giving this much thought


Perhaps you should resubmit it Juan Moore time.
 
2013-12-15 06:56:29 PM
 
2013-12-15 07:04:28 PM
 
2013-12-15 07:05:31 PM
Would they have preferred the ambulance bill instead?
 
2013-12-15 07:06:13 PM
This is good news. It means schools are learning to abandon zero tolerance rules.
 
2013-12-15 07:09:18 PM
Amazingness aside....If a 6-year old's having a piece of her finger cut off is not an emergency warranting a 911 call, one wonders what would be. Does the nurse subscribe to the Black Knight theory of limb amputation? "Tis but a scratch!"
 
2013-12-15 07:15:19 PM
I think I found the problem.
www.opposingviews.com
White kids get EMS.  Black kids get a "not my farking problem" from the principal.  Hell if it were my kid I wouldnt even mind them not calling EMS if they would have just taken my kid directly to the hospital with the finger for treatment.

/ok now imagine she's white.  Now did the school do something wrong? no?  Ok imagine you actually have a shred of decency, lets work from there.
 
2013-12-15 07:16:43 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Don't touch it, it'll regrow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regeneration_%28biology%29#Fingers


Just 3D print a replacement
 
2013-12-15 07:16:47 PM

orclover: White kids get EMS.  Black kids get a "not my farking problem" from the principal.  Hell if it were my kid I wouldnt even mind them not calling EMS if they would have just taken my kid directly to the hospital with the finger for treatment.


So now the black kid is getting his finger sewn back on, AND a substantial settlement from the school system.

I don't think they thought their cunning plan all the way through.
 
2013-12-15 07:17:35 PM
I am amazed
 
2013-12-15 07:17:52 PM
Yet if sh'd been carrying a small plastic gun from a Star Wars action figure, they'd have called in half the local police force.
 
2013-12-15 07:19:46 PM
Ehhh... It wasn't a life threatening emergency, though surely painful for the little girl to lose a fingertip. If the bleeding was contained, yeah, I could see transporting her to a hospital.

That said, it's not clear how far the parents were, or how long the kid had to wait for actual medical treatment. First Aid is fine and all, but not a substitute if someone may go into shock or worse. If the finger was crushed enough for that, there could have been worse damage inside the finger itself.

Basically, the school farked up a bit. They carry insurance on their students for exactly that sort of incident; I'm sure the admin thought they'd save a couple of bucks by skipping the ambulance, which will probably cost them a lot more just in bad publicity.
 
2013-12-15 07:20:35 PM
HURR ABOLISH THE DEPT OF EDUCATION
STARVE THE BEAST STARVE THE BEAST STARVE THE BEAST!
 
2013-12-15 07:21:31 PM
What kind of dumbass names their kid Amazing?

Idiots.
 
2013-12-15 07:23:24 PM

Gyrfalcon: Amazingness aside....If a 6-year old's having a piece of her finger cut off is not an emergency warranting a 911 call, one wonders what would be. Does the nurse subscribe to the Black Knight theory of limb amputation? "Tis but a scratch!"


Maybe it was just the tip?
 
2013-12-15 07:24:04 PM

jmr61: What kind of dumbass names their kid Amazing?

Idiots.


Maybe your parents are just unimaginitive idiots.
 
2013-12-15 07:24:12 PM

SecretAgentWoman: A link to the story that is NOT on Opposing Views for those who are opposed to Opposing Views.

/refuse to click on that crap


Thank you very much
 
2013-12-15 07:24:26 PM

houstondragon: Ehhh... It wasn't a life threatening emergency, though surely painful for the little girl to lose a fingertip. If the bleeding was contained, yeah, I could see transporting her to a hospital.

That said, it's not clear how far the parents were, or how long the kid had to wait for actual medical treatment. First Aid is fine and all, but not a substitute if someone may go into shock or worse. If the finger was crushed enough for that, there could have been worse damage inside the finger itself.

Basically, the school farked up a bit. They carry insurance on their students for exactly that sort of incident; I'm sure the admin thought they'd save a couple of bucks by skipping the ambulance, which will probably cost them a lot more just in bad publicity.


You have four hours, from the point the finger is detached, to get that child to a micro-vascular surgeon capable of performing re-implantation surgery. The loss of a finger, or part of a digit, is a time-critical emergency from which delaying can result in substantial life-long disability and cost to that child and his/her parents in rehabilitation and lost ability to perform a job later in life. This is a situation which would have been ideal for EMS intervention.

In reality, this child, barring a hospital being overloaded with critical patients, would be taken back immediately, and either assessed by surgery, or shipped by ground or air to a facility which has a microvascular team, if the digit was still viable.

So yeah. This was an emergency, just as much so as a guy in shock would be. First Aid doesn't qualify you to make a decision on whether or not the finger was viable, and every rational first aid instructor would tell you to call 911 in that instance.
 
2013-12-15 07:24:34 PM
Attaching fingertips really isn't that big of a deal, assuming the body part is kept on ice and it is attended to quickly.

Latesha Coleman arrived at the hospital where Amazing had been taken by her father to find him holding a bag, "and he had the tip of her pinky in the bag."

I really hope there was some ice in that bag.

Per a call from the administrators: Coleman was told the "nurse was working with Amazing, that Amazing was fine...She's being loved on by the nurse."

First why are the administrators calling the parents and not the nurse.  I can see the nurse calling and saying "X happened, do you want an ambulance called, or do you want to drive her down to the ER yourselves.  It is not life threatening and should be attached asap".

I think school administrators are professional ass-coverers.
 
2013-12-15 07:25:01 PM

Begoggle: Quantum Apostrophe: Don't touch it, it'll regrow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regeneration_%28biology%29#Fingers

Just 3D print a replacement


Exactly. I think not having a 3D printer per child is abuse.
 
2013-12-15 07:25:34 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Exactly. I think not having a 3D printer per child is abuse.


I think exposing a child to what you 3D print on your makerbot 2 would be child abuse.
 
2013-12-15 07:25:42 PM
You don't have to call an ambulance for everything, subby.  For minor things, it's quicker and easier to just drive them to a clinic or the hospital yourself.  Ambulances aren't taxi services.  shiat, I've driven a guy to the hospital who had just cut off of one finger.
 
2013-12-15 07:27:07 PM

Satanic_Hamster: You don't have to call an ambulance for everything, subby.  For minor things, it's quicker and easier to just drive them to a clinic or the hospital yourself.  Ambulances aren't taxi services.  shiat, I've driven a guy to the hospital who had just cut off of one finger.


Depending on where you're at, a severed finger will get you a helicopter ride, Satanic.
 
2013-12-15 07:27:59 PM
This reminds me of the time when my great uncle was about six years old he accidentally cut the tip off of one of his fingers and my great-grandmother sewed it back on. She was midwife to the local women and as close to a Doctor or nurse that they had in their rural community.

Perhaps a finger tip isn't a vital emergency, but if you get the lost part to a doctor quickly or even to a nurse, they might be able to save it like my great-grandmother did. I hear putting a lost tooth or body part in milk will help keep it alive. I suppose any cool balanced saline solution would do, possiby even a sports drink.

Some of my relations were more prone to lossing body parts than others. (Makes the drinky-drinky sign -- glug, glug, glug).

Once my grandfather got a salmon fly caught in the septum of his nose. It looked like a little rainbow toothbrush (Hitler) mustache. We laughed, and we laughed and we laughed. It was funny and not too painful. The doctor cut it off with some pliers or wire-cutters or  something. Anybody could have thought of that, dammit.

Another time he was impaled by a two-by-four.

I can't say it was his fault, but I expect he was drunk at the time, the same as the times when he lost some fingers.

Don't horse around with booze and saws, as the shop teacher on South Park would put it.
 
2013-12-15 07:28:19 PM
Will they feel like it's an emergency once the lawsuits inevitably roll in?
 
2013-12-15 07:28:33 PM

orclover: I think I found the problem.
[www.opposingviews.com image 301x251]
White kids get EMS.  Black kids get a "not my farking problem" from the principal.  Hell if it were my kid I wouldnt even mind them not calling EMS if they would have just taken my kid directly to the hospital with the finger for treatment.

/ok now imagine she's white.  Now did the school do something wrong? no?  Ok imagine you actually have a shred of decency, lets work from there.


White vs black is so last century. Now that poor and poor-looking whites get pissed on just as much as poor blacks, and rich blacks can buy their way into the establishment too, class warfare has replaced race wars. Some poor old hillbillies are still living in the past, but the country's moved on to other ways of dividing and oppressing each other.
 
2013-12-15 07:28:36 PM
hardinparamedic,

And I am not sure if I am completely wrong, but that is better information.
 
2013-12-15 07:30:13 PM

hardinparamedic: Satanic_Hamster: You don't have to call an ambulance for everything, subby.  For minor things, it's quicker and easier to just drive them to a clinic or the hospital yourself.  Ambulances aren't taxi services.  shiat, I've driven a guy to the hospital who had just cut off of one finger.

Depending on where you're at, a severed finger will get you a helicopter ride, Satanic.


Tip.  Fingertip.  I bet it didn't even hit nail bed, let alone bone.
 
2013-12-15 07:31:22 PM
i.imgur.com

Is this something you can share with the rest of us Amazing Larry?
 
2013-12-15 07:31:24 PM
Oh, if only a little boy had kissed her afterward!

Authorities would be there within minutes to arrest him. They could have also helped her.
 
2013-12-15 07:32:27 PM
You think Amazing is a weird name, try this, one of my favorites from "Overheard in New York":

Nurse #1: I know, I still can't believe she signed that name on the birth certificate.
Doctor: What name?
Nurse #2: When Dr. Smith* delivered the afterbirth, this mom said, 'Oh my god, what is that?' and Dr. Smith said, 'That's the placenta.'
Nurse #1: Yeah, and then the freakin' idiot says, 'That's the most beautiful name I ever heard! I'm gonna name my baby Placenta.'
Doctor: No, don't tell me-
Nurse #2: Yep.
Doctor: I'm sorry I asked.

-Hospital cafeteria
 
2013-12-15 07:33:43 PM

brantgoose: Don't horse around with booze and saws, as the shop teacher on South Park would put it


Richard......

COME WATCH ME FLY RICHARD!!!

southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
 
2013-12-15 07:34:29 PM

whidbey: I love it when socially conservative white people think they qualify as some kind of Negro Social Fashion Police for all those poor stupid black people out there buying flatscreens with hard earned tax dollars.


Do you think shiathead is a good name for a baby? I'm just curious where you draw the line.

/actual name.
 
2013-12-15 07:35:19 PM
This isn't an emergency. Kid loses finger, yes. Kid loses tip of finger? Not really. Would suck but don't exactly critical of anything like a large cut basically. You lose a chunk of flesh and move on.
 
2013-12-15 07:36:30 PM

hardinparamedic: whidbey: I love it when socially conservative white people think they qualify as some kind of Negro Social Fashion Police for all those poor stupid black people out there buying flatscreens with hard earned tax dollars.

Do you think shiathead is a good name for a baby? I'm just curious where you draw the line.

/actual name.


Protip: Paul Harvey and Rush Limbaugh are not viable sources of information.
 
2013-12-15 07:37:11 PM
I guess I am in the minority and very stingy or something but I actually don't think the very tip of the finger is worth an ambulance ride and a $10k medical bill to reattach it.  Whole finger? Maybe.
 
2013-12-15 07:37:15 PM

orclover: I think I found the problem.
[www.opposingviews.com image 301x251]
White kids get EMS.  Black kids get a "not my farking problem" from the principal.  Hell if it were my kid I wouldnt even mind them not calling EMS if they would have just taken my kid directly to the hospital with the finger for treatment.

/ok now imagine she's white.  Now did the school do something wrong? no?  Ok imagine you actually have a shred of decency, lets work from there.


When i was little I was shipped off to summer camp for two weeks. One fine morning I walked to the food hall for breakfast and ended up sitting on a wasp which stung me at least twice on my thigh. I walked over to the nurse as she sat down for breakfast to tell her I had been stung. As you can imagine I was in pain and scared. She told me to wait until after breakfast. For all she knew- I could have been allergic to the venom. I could have died. She had no idea who I was and therefore no knowledge of my medical history. But she told me to wait until she finished her farking breakfast. Meanwhile my upper leg swelled at least twice its size.

/white
 
2013-12-15 07:37:19 PM

Molavian: hardinparamedic: Satanic_Hamster: You don't have to call an ambulance for everything, subby.  For minor things, it's quicker and easier to just drive them to a clinic or the hospital yourself.  Ambulances aren't taxi services.  shiat, I've driven a guy to the hospital who had just cut off of one finger.

Depending on where you're at, a severed finger will get you a helicopter ride, Satanic.

Tip.  Fingertip.  I bet it didn't even hit nail bed, let alone bone.


IIRC, TFA said it was severed below the nail.
 
2013-12-15 07:37:23 PM
That was amazingly stupid
 
2013-12-15 07:37:47 PM

Mugato: kwame: It's the assumption that you get to judge he quality of the name someone chooses for their child. Just shut up and eat your Cheetos.

I'm not judging anything. People can name their kids whatever they want. And I can laugh at whatever I want. No need to get all butthurt about it.


I'm not butthurt. You get to say really stupid sh*t and I get to point it out. Nothing to see here knuckledragger.
 
2013-12-15 07:38:21 PM

Rincewind53: NickelP: they cut a piece off an amazing johnson :(

Look, I'm all for "name your kid whatever you want" but...

JESUS.


Obviously named after her daddy. Whoever he was.
 
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