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Very serious injury!!!!JGallagher wrote: So lets hear about your injuries. Have som fun too.
Lost an elbow....good thing we had another back at the hall! It's a bitch when the hose kinks, you know.
Thank-you, you've been a great crowd, don't forget to tip your waitress on the way out.
ABFF37 wrote:Smoke inhalation at an apartment fire...that lead to a serious lung infection and two weeks off the job recovering and taking antibiotics. It was sucky to say the least. Other than that just the odd bumps and bruises...knock on wood...
Ewwww, did you have to do the blood gas thing?
I think that they tested my blood for that purpose, either way I had three blood tests taken, two right away, and then one a week later. At the time I just assumed it was to check for toxins etc. but now that you mention it, that's likely what they were doing.smoke286 wrote:Ewwww, did you have to do the blood gas thing?
I presented with cold like symptoms right after the fire, and by the next morning (this fire was at around midnight on my last nightshift of the tour) was coughing constantly to the point of coughing up blood. I went to my doctor who listened to my chest and did a few other tests, he then sent me off for chest x-rays. They turned up fluid in both lungs, for which the technical term is "bilateral pleural effusion" if I remember correctly. I was prescribed an anti-biotic specific to lung and respiratory tract infections called "Avelox". I went home and went to bed hoping that things would get better, but found myself short of breath later on that afternoon, so my family drove me to the hospital where I got a nebulizer to help ease the congestion. After a couple of days things took a positive turn and I started feeling better, and I was back to work in about two weeks.
I'm definatly thankful for the hard work that our health and safety department put in for me, as they took care of all the paper work and workers comp forms that I was too ill to even worry about at the time lol. Definately a crappy situation, but at the very least it gave me a tremendous respect for how patients with respiratory problems must feel like at medical calls!
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