Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dog Days revisited

Not much happening at the moment. Am at a suburban depot, a first for me, the past four months I have been stationed within a 10 km radius of the city. Our closest hospitals are 15, 20 and 23 km away - lots of driving.

Actually, I did cover this suburban depot once, a couple of weeks ago. We were sent from our normal depot down to cover suburbia, as we were short of crews in that area. On our way down, we came across a car accident, all we saw was a car stopped on the other side of the road with its hazard lights on. We spun around, hit the beacons and had a look. Our patient was lying on the side, a heap on the floor, breathing fast, and unable to talk. Well, obviously, as our patient turned out to be a little dog who had been hit by a car.

I got some history from the owner, whilst my crewmate tried to get IV access, but unfortunately missed due to the hairy situation we were in :-)
Enter TomTom Satnav, we looked up the closest Vetinary hospital, and took owner and dog there - luckily they were still around and accepted the dog.

Another good deed done, another life saved. Woof.