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rebelfury76 July 25th, 2015 9:52pm

There's no reason to keep medicine or a first aid kit in your home if you have a local ambulance service!

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07/27/15 4:15 pm

Just to clarify for those who aren't good at finding the "hidden message". Rebel is essentially taking the liberal assertion that " you don't need a gun when we have police" and flipping it to medicine.

Rosebud Ohio
07/26/15 7:48 am

There's just a bit of difference between a first aid kid and a true emergency. I can give cough syrup and give a booboo a kiss and a bandaid, but that medicine cabinet won't do crap if someone has a neck injury, heart attack, or I'm unable to get to

Rosebud Ohio
07/26/15 7:49 am

the hospital before my baby is born. Just because they both deal with health doesn't put them on par.

corino Utah
07/26/15 7:44 am

Not gonna call a local ambulance on a daily basis to administer RX drugs. I thought we were trying to cut the cost of medical care.

badattitude no place like home
07/25/15 11:05 pm

You seriously have to ask yourself, am I going to bleed out? Do I have an airway? Is this something I can superglue? Because even with insurance, it's going to be really expensive.

badattitude no place like home
07/25/15 11:02 pm

You got money to burn, call an ambulance every time you need a band aid. With our wonderful new Obama care, the kid sprained his neck on a trampoline and went to the emergency room. $4000 and 5 minutes later he had aspirin. What a joke.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
07/26/15 6:36 am

What kind of an idiot goes to the ER for a sprain?

badattitude no place like home
07/26/15 8:48 am

A teenager idiot. They're all idiots. They screw around on skateboards and jump on trampolines, they get hurt and someone says. Ohh. You better get that checked out. It's your neck. It could be serious. That's what happens while you're at work.

ladyniner81 extremists are a cancer
07/30/15 8:29 am

Did they check to see if he had a concussion? If he hit his head on concrete, and he was going at a good speed, he could have gotten one.

ladyniner81 extremists are a cancer
07/30/15 8:31 am

Misread that. For some reason I thought that said a kid on a skateboard. I had a brainfart. Sorry

suppressedID destiny is right now
07/25/15 10:10 pm

Depends. Is it a hangnail or a lacerated spleen? I can take care of one by myself.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
07/25/15 8:06 pm

My hubby is a paramedic. ...please call him for a minor cut. He'd love that. Or a broken bone if it's not a compound fracture and there's someone home to drive you to the ER. They love it when you waste their time lol

07/26/15 12:40 am

The ER also loves when you complain about wait time because obviously your minor cut that's causing you 10/10 pain is super urgent!

jlong105 Indiana
07/26/15 4:27 am

My daughter suffered a compound fracture in her forearm on July 4. It would have been exceedingly dangerous for me to have driven her. I was no where near calm enough to drive.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
07/26/15 4:37 am

Compound fractures are serious enough for an ambulance.

sojourner present
07/26/15 5:16 am

But kat, I'm not a medical professional. My husband woke up one night with very strange chest pressure, tightness of chest. I called an ambulance. Nothing was wrong ultimately though they did take him to the ER. Was that wasteful? I'd rather be safe

sojourner present
07/26/15 5:16 am

than sorry with any of my family or friends. And I have good insurance. How's the common frightened person supposed to know every time there is an apparent serious problem whether to call?

Rosebud Ohio
07/26/15 7:43 am

So, I'd say there's a difference between not knowing if it's a big deal when it certainly could be, or something that doesn't. My parents called when I woke up confused and unable to talk as a kid, was fine by the time the ambulance arrived. They

Rosebud Ohio
07/26/15 7:45 am

took me to the hospital to run tests (my parents could have driven me, fwiw) and ended up having emergency brain surgery for a tumor.
I also called when my oldest was a baby and rolled off the couch bc she wouldn't stop crying and the nurses line

Rosebud Ohio
07/26/15 7:47 am

suggested it. She was fine just very upset about it. Paramedics chucked a little but said they'd rather I have called than transport her had she been hurt.
It's a bit different than when you know you have time to get to medical care safely.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
07/26/15 9:05 am

Chest pains are always taken seriously, as are neurological issues. It's the obvious minor stuff....a broken finger, a small cut.. things like that. If it's something with the potential to be serious, you should call for a squad.

sojourner present
07/26/15 9:45 am

Agree. And most of us can differentiate a paper cut from a disembowlment. But those of us not in the medical field get scared when say our child breaks a limb. If they have no frame of reference they may panic or over respond and call an ambulance.

sojourner present
07/26/15 9:45 am

I'd rather that than have them think everything is small potatoes and not address something that is actually a medical emergency .

missmorganmarie ...
07/25/15 5:03 pm

I'm not going to call an ambulance for a paper cut

07/25/15 3:29 pm

This is an obvious failing of mine. I have to remember to ask our pharmacist to work one up for us, but so far I haven't and have gotten by.

biker4life Texas
07/25/15 3:27 pm

Disagree. Seconds could mean the difference between life and death.

iPolitix Political Party Animal
07/25/15 3:17 pm

Same reason why we need to have a firearm responsibly stored in the home.

07/25/15 3:09 pm

Yes, there is because you may not need it if you have supplies and there is no way to guarantee they will get there in time.

07/25/15 5:39 pm

Whole heartedly agree, when seconds count help is minutes away

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
07/25/15 7:45 pm

REB - you're inspiring me!