I’ve been back responding with the First Responders this week. It’s good to be back with the medical side and although we had a quiet night last night, tonight’s been different. Three calls, two toddlers and an elderly lady. A very, very busy night for the ambulance service, we spent a lot of time with the RRV for the area, Richard, who’s a great chap and is happy to take the time to explain to both myself and Dilwyn the details of everything he did.

Both children we had were ‘sphincter-clenching moments’ when the call came through. Both had ‘breathing difficulties’ – a technical term that can mean anything from a bit of a wheeze all the way through to blocked airway. An 11-month old and a 2-year old both had breathing difficulties and from what Richard said, there’s been quite a few of these recently. Certainly the poor father in the last call had been ill all week. So yeah, there seems to be a bit of a bug going around.

Although, you ask any healthcare professional. There’s always a bug going around…

3 Responses to “There’s a bug going around…”

  1. Gerald says:

    something doesn’t translate well on uknot from your post.

  2. Aled says:

    Yup, it’s planet being crap. For some reason it translates HTML entities in the text fine, but barfs if they’re in the title. Bad planet!

  3. Elaine says:

    I note that my bug didn’t rate as a highlight of your /week/, even. 😉