I went in to the ICU last night and guess who was my pt? My kid from the trauma room. He is still tubed, but stable and doing much much better. He will go home and probably be no worse for the wear. The good thing??? While he probably was driving like an 18 year old, he was neither drunk or on drugs. Way to go buddy!
On the other hand, a sad case is in the unit now. 21 year old, related to a trooper was "just a little drunk" (that would be a .15 In our world thats low)He hit a tree with his face (wear your seatbelt kiddies!) and avulsed his eyelids and nose. Essentially his whole face was almost sheared off. He also had a head injury that we can't fix. He herniated (Brain death) as I was leaving.
It was a sad way to end the night.