just been reading all those sad, depressive stories on the other thread and thought we need a bit of happiness.
so, what are the moments that have made you smile or cry happy tears...
mine would be the 7 year old rta with flail chest, midline shift on the ct, leaking cf from both ears, no respiratory effort.... very sick kid, we patched her up best we could and she was transfered to the nearest picu no one expected her to survive, rang up a week later and she was extubated, talking and having physio for a mild left sided weakness. made all involved proud to have saved that little girls life.
also a daughter of a friend bought in with meningicocal septicemia, did all we could in er and took her to icu. when i took mum up to icu 5 minutes later walked in and they were doing cpr on the child. left mum with itu staff, walked into the corridoor outside the icu and totally lost it. cried and cried, poor visitors walking past thought i had gone mad! other kind staff member took me back down to the department. what makes me smile is that she is 10 years old now, no ill effects from the whole incident other than a couple of missing fingertips.
another example that the work we do in the er really makes that life saving difference!!:spin: