30 July 2007

Perspectives: yall NEED to read this!

Matt G, Ambulance Driver, and Babs RN have written a collaborative piece titled Perspectives. You get to follow a hypothetical case from the start (Matt as the Responding Officer), through the ride in the 'bolance (That'll be AD), and into the hospital (where Babs takes over).

Read it... share it. And maybe, just maybe, folks will start to THINK before doing something stupid.

PS: After you're done, read Babs' "For the Record". There's a lil' bit in there that REALLY resounds...

"But that doesn't mean we don't feel. We just have to do it .....later. After all is said and done.

Because if we ever stop feeling, it's time to get out.

And just so you know, after dealing with the real "Bobby" from my part of the story, I needed to cry."

Y'all will pardon me for just a moment: I know EXACTLY how Babs feels here. The children I deal with, it often rends the heart... and we can NOT show that in front of the kids. When you hear what Uncle Buck did to little Johnny, it makes you want to hurt Buck... which, if Johnny picks up on, can easily translate to "I made the bikers mad". So we stand there, stoicly, listening to the stories our kids tell us... and fume. We do our jobs, sometimes standing watch over a house in the wee hours, so that child will feel safe... and we ache inside. And, quite often, when we get home... we cry like lil' babies in need of a bottle...

Babs... I feel for ya on this. Give your kids an extra squeeze, an remember you can only do so much...

3 comments:

Babs RN said...

:)

We hate to lose the kids. And we hate to face their parents' raw grief. And the senseless human tragedy.

Ambulance Driver said...

Thanks for the link, Strings. :)

Matt G said...

I posted a follow-up post on Perspectives-- I found out what happened to Tony.

--Matt G (The cop.)