Got called to a Taco Bell for a possible diabetic emergency. PD is on scene and states the patient is a possible DUI, however PD states that she is a diabetic, so they are concerned about pressing forward if it has nothing to do with ETOH.
Paramedic: “Are you diabetic?”
PT: ” Yes”
Paramedic: “Ok, Which type?”
PT: (sobbing) “I…don’t…know!”
Paramedic: After checking her FSBS, talking to the officer, “Her BG is 86, it’s good. You can give her the DUI.”
PT: “NO! I have multiple scoliosis!!”
Paramedic: “Oh, wow… Is that like multiple sclerosis, or more like scoliosis?”
PT looked confused and was promptly arrested for DUI.
As the Paramedic that ran it… I assure you it was very true….
We call that ‘incarceritis’ as in “Sir, you’re under arrest” reply: “I have chest pain