Didn't I see you on an episode of COPS?
Zach and I are dispatched to the local police department. They had someone in custody who they needed looked at.
"Do you have any medical conditions?"
"Yeah, I have diabetes."
"Do you take anything for it?"
"Really? When was the last time you took your insulin?"
"About a month ago."
The cop by the cell door shakes his head. He's an EMT too and he knows that an insulin dependent diabetic can't go more than a day or two without insulin. I give the guy some lemony glucose paste to keep him occupied.
"I can't move my legs!"
I check and he's got pulse, motor and sensation (reflex) in both feet.
"Buddy," Says the cop, "I chased you for six blocks before I had to hit you with the tazer. I can't move MY f***ing legs!"
Zach and I go back to the firehouse. Sometimes we watch COPS reruns. Sometimes we live them!
Posted by --maddog at 07:24