Happy Holidays everyone. We had a pretty uneventful shift and actually got to sleep thru the night again. We responded to a total of 8 calls but none of them turned out that bad. Our first call came in at 7:50 am and was reported as a male complaining of chest pain. Then again at 8:24 we responded to a male with severe hip pain. At 11:35 am we were dispatched to another hip pain. At 3:45 pm we were called to a seizure and at 7:42 pm we responded to a psychotic breakdown. At 9:11 pm we res
Being raised in a Christian home all of my young life (Presby, Assembly of God), you could say I've been "brain-washed" in my present beliefs, a subject of my environment. If so, I am blessed. But you know I see lots of people who were raised the same way who are as far from God as I am close to Him so I guess you might say- it comes down to choices... little ones... throughout this journey.
I have made good choices and poor ones. I have made very good choices and very bad ones... unlike
I stayed in town this morning after getting off work at 8 am. The department's Christmas Lunch was today and it wasn't worth the 30 mile trip home just to turn around and come back. So, I decided to stay in town and do some Christmas shopping and of course stop by Starbucks! A little before noon I headed to our headquaters where the meal was to be. Just after I got there station 3 was toned out for a head on collision on the highway. Station 2 responded as the second out unit. The shift su
It's 8am and I'm back on shift for another 24 hours. The day started at 8:49 with a call to the local hospital for an emergency transfer of a 36 year old female that was in active labor. Problem being, she was only 22 weeks along and her water had broke and she was dialated to an 8! We took her lights and sirens to another hospital that was capable of handling this type of labor. We got back to the station just before noon.
At 2:45 pm we were dispatched to a local beauty salon where a
Started the morning off at about 9:00a when we responded to a medical emergency involving a possible stroke. The male pt was found by his wife and had obvious left side involvement. He was transported to the ER for further care. Remember the early warning signs of a stroke: 1) weakness on one side, 2) difficulty talking, and/or 3) an unsteady walk.
Then at about 1:00p we responded to a female complaining of chest pain. This turned out to be one of our "frequent flyers." Her chest pai
This is supposed to be the "offseason" for us being in a tourist town... but it's been anything but.
Internet - trying to go wireless. I have a friend who claimed he could install routers and repeaters and cover the resort with wireless internet for us and our guests. Three weeks later, we've dropped DSL and am now on wireless only by our fingernails. It seems we have some interference or something. We might have found the problem tonight- a bad router. We're using a Linksys WRV54G rou
Got off work this morning. First day back after a week off. We had a pretty good shift. We responded to 3 medical emergencies and one vehicle accident. The medical emergencies were pretty uneventful except for one. We had an 87 year old female in respiratory distress. This one made us work a bit. But after some IV meds the respirations improved and her color came back.
The car wreck was very minor. We transported one female with an injured knee. She had slid forward in her seat a
This post comes to you from North Dakota where Sue and I have traveled to see our youngest child. It was a very nerve wrecking trip as we left Kansas just as the winter storm moved into SE Kansas. Finally on day 2, just north of Souix City we broke out of the nasty weather and road conditions and was able to relax. Hopefully the weather will hold for the trip back tomorrow.
Today my daughter, our youngest, graduated from Trinity Bible College in North Dakota. Jacqui and her husband of a
I'm setting here in my warm house looking outside at the ground. There's a small dusting of snow on the ground and they are predicting 3 to 4 inches by tomorrow. Now normally this would be a good thing. You see, I love winter time. I guess I'm still a kid at heart; I like to get outside in the white stuff and just plain play. But tonight, it's a different matter. Tomorrow we leave for North Dakota, and as luck has it the first snow of the season is on the day we will be traveling.
Good evening, it's time for me to get on my soap box for a bit. As you may be aware, if you've read my first entry, I'm a paramedic in S.E. Kansas. Here's my pet peeve . . . IF YOU SEE THE RED LIGHTS, BEHIND OR IN FRONT OF YOU, PULL OVER TO THE RIGHT AND COME TO A COMPLETE STOP! If you're in emergency services then you understand. If you're not I want you to think about this. What if it's one of your loved ones that were trying to get to? Turn your radio's down (so you can hear the sirens)
Correction on the preaching Sunday... I have to be here for the dock for most of the morning Sunday so Tom Johnson is doing the honors. I'll have to go ahead and post at least the notes on this blog as soon as I get them done.
You know, this is supposed to be our off season- they say. December is the slowest month but my calendar doesn't say that.
I've been messing with the images on the forum... I'm sure you've noticed. It will get better I promise. I'm going to have some real pro
That should get some attention- money. This is a short entry cause it's late and I still have to do the cash drawer at the office before turning in but I thought I'd warn you...
I'm delivering the message next Sunday at church and unless the Lord leads in a different direction, the subject is money. I'll be running ideas by the blog during the week so stay tuned.
"Men choose a religion, but a Christian is chosen by Jesus Christ. To be a Christian means to belong to Christ. Jesus asked me to renounce even my life, to follow Him faithfully, not to hear the world even if my body must perish. I prefer to know that God, the Almighty, is with me, even if it means that the whole world is against me.
"I am in God's hands. For 45 years I have walked with the God of miracles, and His goodness is for me a shadow that protects me in His love.
November 22, 2005
I'll start this by letting you know a bit about myself. I'm a paramedic in SE Kansas. We work a 24 hour shift and then have 48 hours off. In my off time I enjoy being outdoors. Fly Fishing and duck hunting are my two favorite outdoor activities. My wife, Sue, and I enjoy camping and fishing. She's just started fly fishing and we're having a great time on the rivers and streams around the area.
It was just a couple of days ago I shared about my friend's 50th birthday celebration. Don't they say the eyes start going at 40... I mean the doc informs us we might think about bifocals... What happens at 50???
I'm sure Chuck didn't see it coming... pardon the pun. Yesterday he started seeing double and this morning he had surgery for a detached retina. Doc told him he may lose some sight in the eye. Fifty is way too young for that- right?? But you know, the day we are born our bodi
Brrrrr…Well, we woke up to 28 degrees this morning and the high is suppose to top out at 44! I got to finally wear my new winter coat!...and scarf and gloves and sweater and long johns and wool socks and…just kidding. But it is very “brisk”, was the word my son used this morning. Tonight’s low will be 20 with 20 mile an hour winds and a wind chill of 10. Okay fall is here.
We have seen something wild the last few days. A flock of starlings (got to be 100,000+ birds) that fly over th
It's so amazing the difference in climate between north and south.... Missouri. I don't see how people stand the wind and cold up there, let alone further north in Iowa and Nebraska. Tuesday- blowing snow 30-40 mph and totally horizontal. Wednesday - 15 degrees and winds 30-50. Thursday am - 5 degrees but thankfully no wind. Sitting in a stand was incredibly tough and the lack of deer was worse. Too much cover- too much woods where we hunted (east of Trenton about 30 miles). But it was a
When we moved to Branson in 1983, we knew a couple of people - Rex Grady, a resort owner who befriended us while trying to sell us his report down on Lakeshore Dr, John logan, the realitor who sold us Rosadaro and Lulu Roman who's husband had a hair salon on the strip at the time.
We started attending a church - Branson Hill Assembly of God - where we met more people, people who became life-long friends to this day. One couple was Chuck and Terry Puckett. They had a little girl like us an
Polycarp was a bishop of Roman controled Smyrna (now Izmar, Turkey) in 168 AD. He was the last living link with the twelve apostles, as he had studied under John.
At 86 years of age, he was arrested by the Romans and brought into the arena for trial and execution. The proconsul tried to get Polycarp to deny Jesus Christ; "Swear by the fortune of Caesar. Take the oath and I will release you. Curse Christ!"
The bishop stood firm. "Eighty-six years have I served the Lord Jesus Christ
I hesitate starting something like this... I work/type/share enough now online that I'm not sure how much I'll do on a "blog"... but there is purpose for all this. There is a reason for what I do in front of the eworld. Fishing and the internet are tools given to me to share the Gospel of Jesus, the reason I continue to live and breathe. For without the relationship I have with Him, I would have no reason for this life, no foundation of why we are here, no hope for the future. I can't imagi
It's cold. It's snowing tonight. Water is off... finally.
Three thoughts tonight as I watch the white stuff pile up outside my window.
So far this winter shows signs of being a cold one with few warm breaks in the temperature. We've always had days at least up in the 40's in years past but not so far this winter. And nothing in the foreseeable forecast. I personally haven't adjusted to the cold yet. My fishing buddy Vince suggested it's because of the fat I've lost in the last 3