This has not hit the printed/electronic news feeds yet, but it has been given over the radio twice since the 7am news cast.
We "lost" a patient this week. 9 year old Amanda succumed to her injuries over night, after being taken off life support Monday evening. There wasn't much that I could do for her at the scene, as off duty paramedics had already done more than I could have ever hoped to accomplish.
This was something that we try to "learn" to expect as emergency crews, but when its a First One...
Initially I had been dealing with Dad, because in the confusion we did not know that there had actually been two children in the Jimmy. At one point we had to restrain him because he kept trying to get back to the truck, which was more than fully involved with fire. We found his 2 yr old son, and reunited the entire family, at which time he began to calm down. After that, I was reassigned to Amanda to assist with the Medics with whatever they needed.
It's going to be a solemn day here in the Centre.
God bless and take care out there.
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07-07-2004, 11:44 AM #1
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Tis A Sad Day On The "Hill"
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07-07-2004, 12:26 PM #2
Definitely a sad time for Amanda's family. Those of us who responded fully expected this outcome from the get go due to the severity of her injuries. The fact that she hung on for so long says much for her strength and tenacity; the medical system and the love of family. My thoughts and prayers are with her family in this difficult time. I pray that God gives them the strength to endure.To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world.
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07-07-2004, 01:02 PM #3
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I too heard the news on the radio and TV this morning. My thoughts and prayers go out to Amanda's parents and family.
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07-07-2004, 03:53 PM #4
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