Code 3 for shortness of breath.
A woman is sitting on the couch, wrapped in a blanket, not in any apparent distress. She has some thick bandaging around her throat.
“She had thyroid surgery this morning. She says she can’t breathe because of the bandages.”
What a crock of shit.
“She looks fine to me. She’s yelling at you guys without a problem. Besides, surgery is always uncomfortable. It’s going to be weeks before she feels normal.”
“Can’t she just take off the bandages if she says it’s the reason she can’t breathe?”
“Didn’t they give you any discharge instructions? What did the hospital say?”
“They said to keep the bandages on for 48 hours.”
“So why are you asking me then?”