Friday, June 26, 2009

Cardiac Arrest

I swear to GOD, if I hear one more person say that Michael Jackson appears to have died from "cardiac arrest", I'm going to have a stroke.

Of course he died from "cardiac arrest"! Everyone dies from cardiac arrest.

Farrah Fawcett? Cardiac arrest.

Ed McMahon? Yup. Cardiac arrest again.

Eventually, cardiac arrest is going to get us all. Drugs, cancer, and heart disease just help it get us faster.

Jeez.

15 comments:

Ambulance Driver said...

Heh.

I heard he choked on a small bone.

And another rumor has it that he isn't really dead. He's actually over in the pediatrics ward, having a stroke.

Welcome back, even if it's just temporary!

Cheating Death said...

AD! Seriously.... wow...

MonkeySister said...

:)

JD said...

He didnt die of cardiac arrest, he died of food poisoning...he ate an 8 year old weiner

Nurse K said...

Happy pissed me off tonight, but the fact that you blogged brings a tear of joy to my eye.

Now I'm at about neutral again.

Allen said...

Are we back? 'Cause I'd be happy, and also glad to move you from the dead blogs...

GruntDoc.

MonkeyGirl said...

Not quite back yet, but not dead yet, either.

Gimme a li'l bit.

Derek said...

Welcome back! once you are anyway. :D

Runflat said...

I heard they were melting down all the plastic in him to make legos so that little boys could play with him for a change

GuitarGirlRN said...

Oh MG, you wrote the exact same thing I was thinking. And a tentative, joyful welcome back!

MonkeyGirl said...

Ha! You said Oh MG.

#1 Dinosaur said...

Saying someone died of "cardiac arrest" is like asking what you had for dinner last night and answering, "Food." It's a lawyer's answer: 100% accurate, and completely useless.

keepbreathing said...

I too am driven insane by this sort of wording.

Of course, over in RT land, we were all wondering whether intubating him was like intubating the plastic dummy heads...

Nice to see you back!

onewing393 said...

After more years dealing with Laerdal heads than I care to remember, I think the nose is better attaced...

CC0ME said...

Y'know, the feeling gets worse when you work in a coroner's office, and every week you have to tell a bunch of doctors that no, cardiac arrest cannot go on the death certificate, and that yes, we would like to know what ACTUALLY CAUSED his death. You would have thought that would hve been somewhere in med school...