Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Give Me Back My Child!

A 27 year old male came in for multiple lacerations. Let's called him Patient Dumbass. He had been doing PCP that day. Apparently, when he does PCP, he gets very "touchy."

While Patient Dumbass was fried out of his mind on PCP, he went over to visit his friends who had a 9 month old child. Apparently, when Patient Dumbess does PCP, he gets very "touchy." He decided to hold the baby, and became very touchy since he was high. This freaked the parents out, and they wanted him to hand over the baby. Well Patient Dumbass didn't want to let go of the cuddly lil' booger, so in normal PCP fashion he held on to the kid and tried to take off. With the baby in his arms, Patient Dumbass ran straight through a glass door, causing injuries to himself and the baby.

Word from the Childrens Hospital was that the baby would be just fine. The police weren't interested in Patient Dumbass, so I deemed him "a threat to himself and others," and he was shipped to a local psych hospital. I don't really think his issues were psychiatric but more just drug related, but there wasn't much I could do and I didn't want to just discharge him.

-ER Doc


Anonymous said...

I think it is pathetic the police were not interested in him! Surely he caused bodily harm to a baby and that's reason enough to be charged. Moron.

Anonymous said...

I think charges are in order here. One wonders about the mental capacity of the child's parents, though, for letting an altered PCP'er hold their baby.

Jameel Hijazeen said...

You did all what you can do? right!