Sunday, May 3, 2009

No words to describe...

The feeling...

When the alarms start to scream...

When the monitor shows a flat trace...

When you yell for the emergency trolley and launch into CPR...

When you pound on a chest, and pump air into resisting lungs...

Sweat dripping down your forehead...

Ignoring the stares of the other patients and bystanders who have clustered around...

Trying to ignore... typical Sri Lankan morbid curiosity...

When your arms ache and you think, damn, another one...

Keeping time, injecting cycle after cycle of life-giving drugs...

And then you feel it under your hand, a vague bump...

And then you lay your palm across the left side of the chest...

bump, bump, bump...

blip, blip, blip...
on the monitor

And you look up... tired smile fluttering across your face...

We've got the heart!

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Doesn't happen often...

But when it does... no words...

16 comments:

Harumi said...

Heart massages.. I've seen it on TV, and just once or twice in real life.. I think. Even the bystanders feel that tension, can't imagine how it's like for the doctors.

It's definitely a feat bringing someone back to life.. from death. You must be totally relieved and satisfied.

Lady divine said...

I can only imagine the feeling...
Way to go doc..:)

St. Fallen said...

(:

~ lo$t $oul ~ said...

You kinda lose a lil bit of your life at the moment to give life to another doesnt it..?

It's actually gr8 work that you doo...

**Off note, there is something that you'd like to read.. would love to know your comment.. **

Knatolee said...

Poetry!!

Indyana said...

That was fabulous to read! You haven't been posting much at all have you? pls do,it's great to read!!

Angel said...

Thanks guys! Knatolee, I don't think this really qualifies as poetry... it's just thoughts, but thanks for the Kudo's.

Lo$t : you put it much better than I ever could!

Disease said...

Nicely Done Angel.. :) Didn't know what it was all about till the last two lines.. Very Creative.. :)

~ lo$t $oul ~ said...

**off note** 3rd one is up as well...

St. Fallen said...

hey thought I'd let you know I've moved blogs
brought back the old one
with the new posts as well
and a new look ;)
www.saintfallen.wordpress.com

SLOW CHILLS said...

Beautifully written and so real! I like your posts, Angel.

chaarmax said...

Guess wht, I tagged you tooo!!

realskullzero said...

whow...quite true...thanks for bringing those far fetched realities and experiences as always...

Springflower said...

Can imagine the feeling. Beautifully written..It's nice to be able to save lives!

Cadence said...

Wow. Good on all you guys :)

Bailaman said...

A brilliant read!