The descent into Alzheimer’s disease.
A doctor chronicles the signatures of his patient as the disease took hold of her. Our love goes out to anyone who’s dealt with this awful disease in some way.
Alan Alda was so excited about winning an Emmy for writing in 1979 (pictured above) that he did a cartwheel down the aisle en route to the podium — and landed in Emmy’s pantheon in the process. This wasn’t his first victory. He’d been hailed as best comedy actor in 1974 and earned a statuette in 1977 for directing the M*A*S*H episode ”Dear Sigmund” (which also earned him a writing nom). Alda’s scripting success for the episode ”Inga” made him the only person in Emmy history to win for acting, directing, and writing.
Our “partner” Ems company had a roll over crash last week. The emt and patient in the back were ejected and the patient died. The 2 emts were treated and released. The driver has since admitted to texting and driving…
If I was the driver’s partner I would’ve murdered him once that came out, like flat out fucking kill him, not only did he aid in KILLING a patient, he put the other EMT at risk, could’ve killed him, and countless people on the road. As EMS personel you should fucking know better than to text and drive. You see what fucking happens to other drivers when they do and you decide to be a mother fucking dumb ass and do it yourself. Congratulations. You mother fucking idiot. (Side note: When I lived up in Oregon I got T-Boned by a driver who ran a red light while texting and driving and I have two cracked ribs that never healed right so this is kinda personal).
This is unacceptable to the highest degree. This accident could’ve been entirely avoided if the driver had kept their goddamn phone in their pocket.
We respond to MVAs all the fucking time for dickwads texting and driving and plowing into things because of it. He cost their patient their life because of a message that could’ve waited to be sent after they transferred care at the receiving hospital.
If my partner caused a massive accident such as this because of something so avoidable, if they weren’t already critically injured, they fucking would be by the time I was done with them.
There is no excuse.
I never say this about ANYONE but I seriously hope the driver gets charged with reckless driving and manslaughter. I hope the PT’s family fucking sues him.
Out of sight, out of mind. Totally preventable.