Had to go pick up my son from his friends house and on my way home from picking him up I drove passed a bunch of bicyclers with one laying on the ground on the side of the road ... looking in my rear view mirror I felt it may not be a good idea to keep going. In stead I backed up, asked my son to put my green light on and I put my hazards on, and got out the car to see what was going on. They had already called the Ambulance, and so I introduced my self as Kirsten and that I am an EMT for ........ Ambulance. They were happy to see me. (nice feeling, at least someone was.. LOL ) This poor man was riding his bike with a group and a rock jumped out in front of him ( Just kidding.. he did not see it of course ) and the poor man went flying over his handle bars landing on his collar bone and broke it ! OUCH !!!!
I ran right back to my car got out my EMT bag, told the kids to stay in the car and off I went to put a neck brace on his neck, and assessed him. He thought it was pretty funny to be honest with you, he took it with a
grain of salt" I asked him... (Before we removed his shirt and was able to see his fractured collar bone ) how did know he broke it .. well the answer i got was " because I felt it " DUH now how did I not know that .. LOL Common sense KIRSTEN !! (don't need to be an EMT to figure that out ) ( lol ) Though seriously ... he also stated he wanted his peanut butter and jelly sandwich, that is all he seem to be worried about. Oh he did call his wife to let her know that he was going to the hospital.He also had mentioned to me that he feel yesterday and a few days before that off his bike, but it apparently does not stop him. He even wanted to save the rock ( which was the size of maybe my 8 1/2 foot ) I waited of course till the ambulance got there, helped them out and then I had to leave.
After my short stop to play EMT I then continued on with my children to the store to purchase a Birthday gift for my mom, had to deal with NOW moody kids because one sleep over his friends house and did not get to bed till god knows when .. and then my other one who is just as moody as her brother who also did not get to bed till after midnight. That was it .. I was done..I wanted to just go home by this point.. But I couldn't'.. I still had to then run to the grocery store to pick up my mom's birthday cake ( it was really not that good either, it was suppose to be a canoli (did I even spell that right? ) cake.. I barley tasted the Canoli.. guess maybe an Italian bakery should have been a better place to buy that. ) .. came home feed the kids lunch, I rested a bit and then we had to go to my mom's for pizza and cake. We watched "Meet the little fockers" and then back home we went .. where I am now resting on the couch, kids are nicely playing in their bedroom and life just feels so much more relaxed at the moment.. But boy 9 is not coming fast enough.. BED TIME ( for the kids )
This EMT Mommy is tired!!!