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Today’s #EMS call involved teaching a desperate father how to administer #Narcan to his adult son, to whom we had to give 3 doses to bring out of overdose. I taught him about the short half life of #Naloxone and that even if he successfully awoke him from OD he was to /1
always call 911 as he can never be sure how much #opiate was in his system or how long the Narcan would last. Seeing the defeat in this man’s eyes as he watched his dreams for the child he held as a baby vanish as while accepted the reality of fighting /2
to just keep his son alive broke me for the day.

Many are so quick to blow sick people like him off as just another junkie, a burden on society, roll their eyes at just a drug addict.

But today as I placed my BVM over his nose and mouth and ventilated him, I saw /3
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