Friday, 21 October 2011

Don't judge a book...

I always try to believe the best about my patients, but a few experiences have severely curtailed my faith in humanity.


I have a guy now who was shot in the abdomen multiple times, and he suffered injuries to his small intestine and colon.  That's nothing new - it happens regularly, and these patients tend to do quite well.  This guy seemed like a nice enough guy - very polite, courteous, etc.  When I was making my rounds yesterday, I noticed he had been moved to the ward upstairs...the corner room with the locked door that can only be unlocked from the inside.  I figured the guy was under police protection, and I was right...sort of.  After being buzzed in by the police guards, I noticed he was handcuffed to the bed.  Turns out the guy has an outstanding arrest warrant.  For murder.

How the hell can I trust any of these people?

4 comments:

  1. What is your specialty in the hospital?

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  2. Trauma surgery. If you get shot or stabbed, or if you're in a car accident and have a busted spleen, I'm your guy.

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    1. And that's your motto

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  3. You just can't trust people. It's the rule in life. People you trust may just turn out to be backstabbers...

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