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R.Dunne

Member Since 11 Oct 2018
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In Topic: Cafeteria

20 April 2019 - 05:23 AM

*I look up as one of the ER docs walks over to me.*

 

I remember him as the one who treated Aubrey the day prior and I vaguely recognize him from something or another from the station. I'd been too busy focusing on Aubrey to notice who he was when we had come into the ER.

 

'I'm sorry, you're one of the docs who works for county EMS, right? It's no bother at all. She's doing alright, still kinda out of it but I expect she will be for a while yet. She is improving though, somewhat. Those antibiotics aren't exactly a picnic. I hadn't really expected her to be at risk for something like this but all things considered it shouldn't be too surprising.'

 

I stop myself, realizing I'm rambling to this doctor who had likely just wanted a brief status update. I bite back a habitual apology and belatedly realize I've made the conversation awkward, though I'm unsure how. It tends to happen a lot and I seem to stumble into this often. After an extended pause, I continue.

 

'Thank you for inquiring after her though. I know you probably don't get a chance to follow up often.'


In Topic: Character Theme Songs

19 April 2019 - 10:24 AM

For our favorite junior dispatcher Ashley Steele (who probably needs to be around more)

 


In Topic: Character Theme Songs

19 April 2019 - 09:17 AM

If I may present a theme song for Paramedic Dunne:

 


 

 

 

And for Dr. Abboud

 


In Topic: Cafeteria

29 March 2019 - 08:32 PM

*After I walk up to the room with my sister and make sure she's resting comfortably I head down to the cafeteria. It's in between lunch and dinner - so I grab one of the pre-packaged turkey sandwiches and a milk. My stomach is a tad queasy but I ignore it as I find a table a bit outside the door looking onto the ambulance bay. I hate being off of work - especially now that I know Aubrey is okay. I had figured she would be but home was far from the best place from her. I'm willing to bet she'll be here for another couple days then discharged. I'll have to figure something out to make sure that she gets some treatment and takes care of herself: maybe home health might be something worth considering. I idly eat my sandwich as I get lost in thought trying to sort everything out inside my head.*


In Topic: Emergency Department

24 March 2019 - 07:26 AM

'She was injured in an accident several years back. It caused an injury to T10.' 

 

*I watch somewhat curiously as the doc does his physical assessment. I don't often watch other providers, especially higher level ones, and I take the opportunities when I can; and it keeps my mind calm and not thinking about my sister. He asks me a couple more questions and I try to keep the answers as concise as possible.*

 

'I'm not sure when she changed it last - she is usually good at following her treatment instructions and she usually changes it every couple weeks. Besides the paralysis and associated issues she's healthy. She is allergic to penicillin and sulfa, nothing else. No surgeries. She does take gabapentin and tramadol; I'm not sure of the doses. I'm not sure about her immunizations. I am, however, fairly certain she isn't pregnant.' 

 

*As he finishes up his exam and asks if it's alright for them to do antibiotic therapy, I nod.* 

 

'Absolutely. I understand. I think I'm good on questions and I'll just.. hang out here until we know where she is going to.' 

 

*The doctor extends his hand and introduces himself and I meet his hand with a firm shake.* 

 

'I'm Rory Dunne. I wish we had met under better circumstances - I'm sure I'll be seeing more of you though.'

 

*I watch as he walks out and I take a seat in the room with a sigh. I know she'll be okay, I just hate waiting.*