Thursday, May 17

Midnight Snacks

I have a few I'm sure will make you smile.

Syd wakes me up at 4 a.m. by calling in the monitor. 'Mommy!' I lay there for a minute wishing Jesse was home cuz I'm dead tired. I slowly get up as she calls for me again. She's figured out the monitor thing. Call and they will come. I walk into her room and ask what she needs.
'I go jump on the trampoline Mommy.'
Umm... No. 'Go back to bed silly, it's night time.'
'I go jump on the trampoline in the morning Mommy.'
'Ok, in the morning. It's time for bed now.' She rolled over and went right back to sleep.

A few weeks later I get another 4 a.m. wake-up call. 'Mommy!' Ok, just get up and get this kid back to sleep. I walk in, and before I can ask... 'Mommy, I got a owey Mommy.' Ok... how? Rolling over on her baby bear?
'How did you get an owey?'
'I fall down on the trampoline Mommy. Right here!'
I kiss it better and she is now ok to go back to sleep. Silly kid!

Careful what you wish for...

I don't do this often because it's been proven true on many occasions, but today I did it again. I 'wished' for a call and it happened. There are two specific instances that stick out in my mind. The first one happened back in 2005 when I was very new.

(Don't judge me. All EMTs think this way.)

I was working grave shifts and my partner and I were listening to Fire radio just passing the time. There was an accident in the mouth of Parley's that involved a car that had gone throught the rail and down a very steep embankement, and the patient had been ejected. I turned to my partner and stated that I wished I could be on that call because I had never had an ejection. My partner agreed because he hadn't ever had one either. We listened for a little longer when another call had gone out for an accident on the other side of town in a residential area. We missed the details on that one because at the same time we were moved by our dispatch to another post. The moment we started driving we were dispatched on the call as a 3rd unit. We went en route with Fire just in time to hear updated details. Triple ejection accident! I won't go into the details of the call. I would be typing for a while. This was the first time I came into contact with this phenomenon.

Fast forward almost 7 years....

Today my partner turns to me and says, 'You know, we are about due for a shooting. It's been a while.' I countered with 'Or a stabbing. I haven't had one of those for a long time.' Just a few hours later we hear it. A 27D, shooting. Unfortunately, it's just outside of our area. Not more than an hour later... 27D, stabbing. Definitely outside of our area. But wait! Everyone else is out on a call! Yay! Thank you EMS Gods :)