A Tale of Marriage, Medicine and Murder


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Chapter 2: Chapter Two
"...The mood shifted from tense to jovial as they moved outside and took turns using a bed sheet to smother a fire set on top of a dummy on a stretcher. Next, they were directed into a small building a short distance from the emergency entrance. Penny stretched to her full five-feet, nine-inches and palmed the ceiling while she watched a fireman ignite a barrel filled with papers. Along with the others, she lowered herself to the ..."

Chapter 3: Chapter Three
"...In answer to loud knocking at the back door, Maureen admitted two Emergency Medical Technicians with their stretcher and accompanied them to Dodson’s bedside. “We need to put you on a stretcher to move you from your bed, out the back door, across the lawn, and onto a helicopter,” Maureen explained. “I know it will be hard, but try to relax as much as you ..."

Chapter 5: Chapter Five
"... a while, anyway. God’s taking care of your mother; your job is to get up there in one piece.” Penny helped transfer Mrs. Spoonhouse to the ambulance stretcher and gave Report to the paramedic. Maureen was working on the stack of telemetry rhythm strips, interpreting them in preparation for ..."

Chapter 10: Chapter Ten
"...a pair of undershorts, drunk, and complaining of pain in his neck and shoulders. He told the doc he was an architect, and he had strained his neck drawing! When the ER doctor refused to admit him, they had to call security because he was hitting empty stretchers with a long, red and white stick. I guess he’ll keep on ‘til one or the other of them is admitted.” ..."

Chapter 12: Chapter Twelve
"... think of a believable excuse. In the ER, two emergency medical technicians were strapping a young man onto a stretcher. Penny recalled the names of these EMTs: Earl, who was small and wiry, and Bubba, generously overweight with a bushy, red beard. The ER physician said, “We don’t ..."
"...Penny climbed into the back of the ambulance with her stethoscope and turned on the portable EKG machine. After loading the patient and securing his stretcher, Earl jumped into the back with her and helped her to connect the oxygen and the heart monitor. The IV site was not red or swollen, and Penny pinched the tubing, checking for blood return to be sure it was in a vein, while Earl shuffled through the ..."

Chapter 16: Chapter Sixteen
"... them didn’t answer, and the ones she reached had their excuses ready. Before long, an ER nurse pushed a stretcher through the doorway, then paused to close the door while Mr. Head looked around with frightened eyes. “We’re going to help you,” Penny told him. “First, we’ll move ..."
"... then paused to close the door while Mr. Head looked around with frightened eyes. “We’re going to help you,” Penny told him. “First, we’ll move you over onto your bed from this stretcher.” On the count of three, Mr. Head yelled as the two nurses slid him, sheets, pads and all, ..."

Chapter 18: Chapter Eighteen
"... best thing I’ve ever done.” When Barb returned, Penny ran down to the zoo-like atmosphere of the ER. On one side of the long room, a nurse bent over a man lying on a stretcher. He was connected to a heart monitor and a crash cart stood open beside him. “Baby! Baby!” he bellowed. ..."
"... Baby,” the man groaned. From another stretcher, a patient in four-point restraints called out to Penny. “Suga, come over here. Have you got some scissors? How about a knife? I’ll bet you’ve got a little knife up under there somewhere. How about it, Suga?” She found Flossie Mae ..."

Chapter 19: Chapter Nineteen
"... then settled into place. “Sit in the wheelchair,” Mr. Crouch commanded. Penny sat, feeling stupid as he wheeled her onto the elevator and through the first floor hallways to the ER, where Flossie Mae helped her onto a stretcher and covered her with two blankets. “You’re probably ..."

Chapter 26: Chapter Twenty-Six
"...Pulling the strand free, Penny tucked it behind Flossie Mae’s ear and underneath the pink earring, stealing a glance at her dusky-blue lips and bulging eyelids. Tony completed the zipper closing, then he and the other guard counted to three and lifted the bunglesome body bag onto their stretcher. ..."
"... to three and lifted the bunglesome body bag onto their stretcher. Penny watched as the stretcher disappeared into the elevator, wondering if she was dreaming. Maybe she would wake up and find that none of this had happened. It was after four when Supervisor Ruth Robertson returned, ..."

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"Healthcare can be murder. "Personal Baggage" is a novel from Margaret McMillon discussing the current issues surrounding the modern healthcare..."

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