Friday, March 27, 2009
Most Hardass Patient EVER
So, we got this guy in a trauma room today who had come from his job as an auto mechanic because he had gotten his thumb stuck in some machine and pretty much taken off the entire part above the fingernail. It was enough that he had actually brought the part of the thumb with him so the doctor could sew it back on. So everyone runs in there freaking out and irrigating the wound and trying to medicate him and such- we ask him to rate his pain-oh, yeah- 1/10. Like, I would put my achy throat at 1/10 now, and this guy is bleeding and part of his bone may actually be sticking out. All he really said was, "Oh, I'm fine right now. Yeah, I hope they can put it back on. This is my texting thumb." All the while, just kind of grinning at the EMT students in the room. Anyone else I would have run a tox screen on immediately, but he was totally calm and coherent- I think he was just the ultimate badass.