Last night I was in the trauma room and it ROCKED!!! I had great medics the BEST docs and actual sick people. A couple of drunks that rolled their cars, a stabbing to the shoulder. We also got a through and through GSW to the neck who came in handcuffed to the backboard. I had to get the keys from PD to undo the cuffs. Turns out this motherfucker robbed a pizza hut. PD saw the car he was in and pursued him into the city. He popped off 4 rounds at a female officer and she fired back once hitting him in the neck. She actually took out his voice box. He went emergently to the OR. I got two police officers up with us, got them in sterile suits and they got to watch his surgery. He will have a nice place to stay when he gets discharged.
We had a young guy, drunk as shit who was going 90mph in a neighborhood and flipped his truck. Thankfully it was 4am, so no kids were out on the street. We aren't sure if he went out the sunroof or the windshield. He had facial fractures, awful lacerations into his neck, a pelvic fractures with vessels bleeding into his belly and a tear in his aorta. The pelvic bleeding can be bad, but an aortic injury is always life threatening. If too much pressure (think bp) builds through that vessel it can blowout and then its too late. We could crack the chest there, but there's like a 1% survival if it gets that far.
The take home message is the same as always!!!! DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE! This guy had a DD and didn't call her!
SO the cop is at a friends wedding (he's a groomsman) and I am chilling with my foot propped up. I am such a klutz!!1