Tag Archives: Elderly

Splinting (Update)

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My quest to be the Architectural Digests’ Best Splint Ever Winner, as well as getting an award for Most Improved Splinter continues.

Memory

The man has dementia to the point he forgets that he called us. He forgets that he went to the hospital yesterday for the same complaint, forgets that they saw him and sent him home, forgets what they told him about it. “You were the one who called them,” his wife says, after he demands to know why we are in his bedroom.

Old Paramedics

My hearing is not so bad that I can’t at a distance hear the tick tick tick of the finite clock that beats for all of us.

How to Make Up The Stretcher

Okay, new partner, here’s how I like my stretcher made up…

No Easy Trail

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I walk in alone. The leaves of late fall rest brittle on the ground. I have to watch my step on the uneven terrain. Bare branches pull at my pants and workshirt.