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Originally posted by Novatrino
reply to post by isitjustme
Whats your problem. I ask a question for the thread and you dis me for saying it? Does it make you feel good to put people down? I was asking a simple question and you just blurt out BS without even thinking in the first place.
You know that this is a conspiracy website don't you?
Originally posted by lcbjr1979
reply to post by Cygnis
I hear you. After what we we have seen so far we are asking the majority of our roster to be on standby for the rest of the weekend and the hospital has staff on stand by in case it gets really busy. Its weird cause we were talking about the potential for this happening but it was kind of in a joking way. We had heard the stories about people selling off their stuff and other odd things from other parts of the country but of course we all thought that nothing bad or crazy could happen in our little town out here. Boy were we wrong. I am supposed to be off now til noon tomorow so hopefully i wont get called in before then.
Sadly i am so wide awake right now that i couldnt sleep if i wanted too and i just have a bad feeling that i will be gettin no sleep tomorow night and probably will not be able to be done at midnight. I am kind of curious to see if there are other ATS members who are in emergency services if they have any out of the ordinary stuff going on with the people in there community/
Originally posted by lcbjr1979
Not sure if this is the right place or not but here it goes. I am a paramedic in norhtern MN and around here there are lots of religious people. So far tonight I have been on 4 people with massive panic attacks for fear of either dying or not being saved by jesus, 2 overdoses, and 1 suicide. This is very out of the ordinary for us out here we have 8000 people in our town, and average about 2.5 calls a day. People are starting to act real strange out and scared out here. It is criminal i think that this Camping guy can go out and strike fear into people like this. I think this is just the begining of things to come out here and tomorow is going to be even crazier.
I was wondering the same thing
I came to the conclusion that he is not a con-artists just because all that money is going to do him nothing at 89 years old. He'll be dying real soon, either from a religious zealot that was taken hard and has lost everything due to him or just old age. Money does him nothing, and whatever he can buy with it... nothing would really help him. At most he can just buy medicare or whatever the US uses for health care.
Originally posted by ofhumandescent
reply to post by Sarahraeann
Post like yours are the very reason I find myself coming to ATS less and less.
The medical profession is very very emotionally grueling.
Day in and day out you witness tradegy, much of it is senseless and sad.
This person was not asking for "attention" as much as understanding and emotional support at a very upsetting time.
You couldn't just say something nice, a word of encourgement?
ATS is now more and more frequent by very cruel, heartless and non empathetic people. Not all of you, but enough that I am finding other sites that have a much more nicer crowd.
As stated in my previous post, while I was in the top 2% of my nursing class - I couldn't cut it emotionally. If you have never held a dying baby in your arms, or a young person, senselessly shot, internally bleeding to death before they could get him into surgery - you have no idea how emotionally draining this type of job can be.
In my opinion, you need to try to be a little more kind, a little more understanding and not so flippant and arrogant.
This person was simply reaching out for a word of encouragement.
I know, I've been there.