Junkies of the world lament

Today we had a number of very sick people come through ED.

As such we had been breaking out a fair amount of the good drugs which, in other times and other places, people would pay good money to get their hands on.

One guy was having a heart attack and we were giving him large quantities of morphine to control his pain.

Another lady was having intractible seizures, and again we were using fairly decent amounts of sedatives to stop her from fitting for long enough to stabilise her airway and CT scan her head.

And when all the excitement wore off, and things had settled down, I got to take all the unused morphine and valium and squirt it down the sink.

In my mind I could almost hear the cries of anguish from all the junkies of the world, and it amused me.