When I was working at a hospital in the Bronx ,we had one attending physician ,who was very cool .
He wasn't black and white.
To me,good doctors see grey . Some just see black and white. It makes for bad medicine ,as there is always a grey area.
In any case ,we had brought in a cardiac arrest patient ,who we had resuscitated.
Usually ,you get their heart beat back ,and then its luck of the draw as to wether or not they have brain function .
So this one case,was quite odd.
We worked on the guy almost an hour in the field ,and his heart rhythm changed so many times ,it was a complete what the hell .
This rhythm that rhythm . With a heartbeat and blood pressure,with no pressure ,no heart beat .
So he's in the E/R now,and when you do get a heartbeat ,you want to give the person,the chance .
So the E/R ,its the same story .
Every rhythm ,every drug ,with and without palpable pulses ,with pulses no pressure . With pulses and pressure.
I think the E/R wanted to save him,but nothing stabilized his rate.
Someone who is clinically dead ,for now over three hours.....
But he kept getting pulses ...
So,this doctor ,finally moves to the patients head ,and whispers in the man's ear .
I barely heard it .
Suddenly ,the EKG goes flatline ,which it had not done once during the entire code ,and it just stays there.
We looked at Dr G and said ,"what did you say?" ,and he replied ,"go to the light".
edit on 05/28/2013 by PtolemyII because: (no reason given)
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