MyWifeSaidYes wrote:Even today at the Patriot's Day celebration at the Statehouse, a guy came up to the crowd, had 2 quarters in his hand and asked each person if they had a dollar so he could catch his bus. No one had any cash or coins to give him. So sad.
I watched him the entire time (we were just 100 feet from the bus stop) and no one gave this guy any money. I still don't understand how he managed to board that bus.
Brian D. wrote:Yesterday has me close to swearing off downtown Cincinnati. Parked at a meter, got out, started fishing in my pocket for quarters. In the space of 30 seconds, was panhandled by FOUR (new term, coined by friend who works down there) "malt liquor zombies". Foolishly I'd left my pepper spray in the drivers door map pocket. Made a rather showy gesture of retrieving it. This didn't sit well with the MLZ's. Realized I needed to park someplace else, did so.
Fed up to my eyeballs with these folks.
Brian D. wrote:Bama.45 wrote:Tru-Heathen wrote:Or eventually he'll get a "hot fix" with fentanyl in it and the problem goes away for good.
(I realize that may not be "P.C."... file it under oh well.)
Maybe not with norcam being readily accessible now... Which I strongly disagree with, it sends a message of keep on using. Just have some antidote with ya.. Personally, I think junkies should get one chance at being revived by first responders.. If they don't learn their lesson then... They're SOL when they OD the second time.. I have no sympathy for junkies, they put themselves in the hell they live in.
How do you suggest we in emergency medicine sort out those who have had their "once chance" at resuscitation from those who haven't? Branding? ID chip in their skin? We get calls about unconscious people sometimes where no one makes mention of the cause. And perhaps the needles etc. have been put out of sight. So we do push Narcan at some point during the respiratory/cardiac arrest protocol, and supposing that's when they come back around? Are we supposed to say "Hey, wait a minute, you OD'd on us a couple months ago, we thought it was a heart attack this time. Fred, get me a scalpel, I'm retrieving our Narcan out of this guy!"
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