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Lo2w

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Had a combative CVA today. So that was a new experience.
 

Jim37F

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So I'm at my parents home in CA, gathering up the last of my Army gear to turn in So I can properly ETS. Well some of my stuff got left in an old Gorilla box, that my folks decided was cluttering up the inside of the house, so they stuck it outside in the back yeard...sure enough the thing is just flooded and all the gear (including a couple books, one of which was unit issued and I'm half sure they'd want back) was just soaked -_-
 

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So I'm at my parents home in CA, gathering up the last of my Army gear to turn in So I can properly ETS. Well some of my stuff got left in an old Gorilla box, that my folks decided was cluttering up the inside of the house, so they stuck it outside in the back yeard...sure enough the thing is just flooded and all the gear (including a couple books, one of which was unit issued and I'm half sure they'd want back) was just soaked -_-
That sucks, sounds like a surplus store run might be in order to find some of the stuff
 

Jim37F

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Except there really aren't much in the way of surplus stores with modern turn in-able gear in So cal lol, I'm sure I can find plenty of Navy/Marine stuff down near Pendleton but slim pickings for Army stuff out here ha
 

luke_31

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Except there really aren't much in the way of surplus stores with modern turn in-able gear in So cal lol, I'm sure I can find plenty of Navy/Marine stuff down near Pendleton but slim pickings for Army stuff out here ha
That sucks. Working on a post there is always plenty of stuff around here
 

Jim37F

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Luckily after further evaluation, at least concerning items that were on the clothing record that I had pulled off of ALL, nothing seemed a permanent loss. Have one of the fleece jackets in the wash now, hopefully it didn't mildew (Or won't just fall apart). The one book was all laminated pages so hopefully that'll dry out okay...but if not I might "forget" about it going down to the unit tomorrow ha. So far there are only 2 pieces of gear that are on the clothing record that I cannot currently locate. One is the little metal canteen cup, which is funny cuz I distinctly remember keeping track of it with my other stuff to and from drills...the other item is the camo poncho liner "woobie". Specifically printed in the horrid old grey digital pattern. I also remember using that recently before I moved as part of my bedding at McCormick stations lol. I'm currently half convinced both are still buried in a box somewhere I took with me to Hawaii so those I might have to procure replacements for from the Los Alamitos military clothing sales store if i cant find laying around here.

Though some of the rest of the stuff from that box may be bound for the trash bin, so far the accountable gear (as best I can't tell) seems to be, wepl, accounted for lol.
 

luke_31

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Luckily after further evaluation, at least concerning items that were on the clothing record that I had pulled off of ALL, nothing seemed a permanent loss. Have one of the fleece jackets in the wash now, hopefully it didn't mildew (Or won't just fall apart). The one book was all laminated pages so hopefully that'll dry out okay...but if not I might "forget" about it going down to the unit tomorrow ha. So far there are only 2 pieces of gear that are on the clothing record that I cannot currently locate. One is the little metal canteen cup, which is funny cuz I distinctly remember keeping track of it with my other stuff to and from drills...the other item is the camo poncho liner "woobie". Specifically printed in the horrid old grey digital pattern. I also remember using that recently before I moved as part of my bedding at McCormick stations lol. I'm currently half convinced both are still buried in a box somewhere I took with me to Hawaii so those I might have to procure replacements for from the Los Alamitos military clothing sales store if i cant find laying around here.

Though some of the rest of the stuff from that box may be bound for the trash bin, so far the accountable gear (as best I can't tell) seems to be, wepl, accounted for lol.
That's good.
 

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The woobie is too good to turn in. I kept mine and ate the loss out of pocket.
 

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Side note: it has been a long week. Sepsis, super-diabetes, fulminant CHF, stroke, "bro you got stabbed six times", and a broken elbow.
 

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I've come to appreciate when drug users are honest. "Yeah I'll be honest, I did some meth and coke yesterday"... That might explain that chest pain we got called for.

Can "poor life choices" be a chief complaint?
 

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I've come to appreciate when drug users are honest. "Yeah I'll be honest, I did some meth and coke yesterday"... That might explain that chest pain we got called for.

Can "poor life choices" be a chief complaint?

Did you educate the patient that you are supposed to do an upper and a downer? Two uppers is just asking for trouble
 
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I've come to appreciate when drug users are honest. "Yeah I'll be honest, I did some meth and coke yesterday"... That might explain that chest pain we got called for.

Can "poor life choices" be a chief complaint?

Ran on an IV drug user out in front of the local McD’s who looked ****ty. Surprisingly enough, she admitted to using about an hour prior. I’m not used to users being so honest, and I’ve been at this for a little while.
 

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I’ve had a couple honest druggies in the last month. It is definitely nice when they stop lying that they didn’t take anything while they are tachy, dilated pupils, diaphretic, and extremely fidgety.
 

Lo2w

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Called for a cardiac arrest down the street. On scene we find PT slumped in chair with snoring resperations. Family says PT is diabetic...check and its WNL. Just a little ETOH according to family. SpO2 is 33%, so we start 15 LPM w/ a NRB. Fire helps stair chair PT down. Start bagging in the truck. Check pupils, pinpoint. So we do a few rounds of Narcan. 12 lead is showing a possible STEMI. PT comes around and denies chest pain but admits to opiate use. PT has history of asthma and lungs sound junky so we start a nebulizer and albuterol.

Easily my most interesting call of the week
 
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