Posted by Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist (Weaver of Webs) in Main Sim - Sickbay: A Late Night Snack
Posted by Ensign Karina Niles (Doctor) in Main Sim - Sickbay: A Late Night Snack
Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Benjamin Grey (Chief Medical Officer) in Main Sim - Sickbay: A Late Night Snack
Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (Assistant Counsellor) in Main Sim - Sickbay: A Late Night Snack
“Grab what you need, also grab a dermal regenerator, go over superficial injuries and make sure they don’t bleed out.” He said as he finished with the broken boned lady and moved on to a nearby burn victim, applying pain killers and dermaline gel “We’ll also have patients in shock, you have skills that could help them, do so.”
Dr. Grey - CMO
Janna knocked off a salute. “On it,” she said as she threaded her way through the med bay to the medication supply. It didn’t take her long to acquire a hyposray and have the replicator concoct the correct mixture of proteins and clotting factors. Using her fingers to find the right spit, she injected the hypo’s contents and set the empty tool away. Back to work!
Karina was mentally kicking herself. Just when you think everything’s under control… She had been about to say that she was glad the crisis was over, when the whole ship rocked like it had been kicked by some stellar being.
As the patients started coming in, she handed the worst back towards the Doc and helped out with the stabilization and categorizing of those coming in. Thankfully many were able to be put in hallway with a shot of painkiller to wait their turn. The more critically burned and injured we soon taking up every available bed and chair in the bay.
A nurse, unwilling to bother the Doc, came to Karina to say the patient that had started the whole night of activity, was waking up. Going to his side she smiled at him as his eyes fluttered. She lowered the field and gently held his hand a moment. “Easy, Ensign. You’ve been thru quite an ordeal. We’ve managed to stop the replication of matter in your stomach but we still need to finish getting it all out. I’m sure you feel more than full. I just need to ask you to please bear with us as we take care of an emergency. The ship decompressed and casualties are severe. Nurse NE Marquis will stay with you. The stasis field is going back up for your protection. But she’s right here. Ok? “
She hoped the man understood enough to let her get back to helping Doctor Grey.
Ceres looked up at her blurrily. “What the hell happened? I came off shift after visiting a friend in transporter room one, went to get something to eat and then it felt like my stomach started to … grow something…”.
A solemn procession started to come into the sickbay as three recovered bodies were brought in and placed quietly with some ceremony in an area to await the standard autopsy. Ceres looked a little wild when he saw them and his face was questioning.
Junior Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist
It was chaos and sometimes amongst such scenes it was easy to gravitate towards the the loudest patients. But Janna knew that careful observation and assessment of even the seemingly ‘okay’ patients could reveal someone who needed her skills more.
~Janna Kingston, ACNS
The sight of corpses was for most a demoralizing vision but for Benjamin, it was like putting more fuel on the fire. Despite the compassion necessary for his job he was indeed a surgeon and thus naturally competitive and what better way to prove oneself than beating death. Treating burn victims with dermaline gel and dermal regenerators, medicating radiation poisoning and giving others pain medication. Working fast to stabilize his patients then moving on to the next, making sure that they didn’t die but not wasting any time.
The worst thing was the stench of burning flesh, for most people it was just a constant that could be ignored but Benjamin’s extraordinary nose meant that he could smell each person, his mind categorized each scent to a person and his eidetic memory gave that person a name and entire medical history. He paused for a moment and took his pendant around his neck, opened the vial placing it close to his face and inhaling deeply. A moment later the faces faded away, the smell faded, and everything went to normal.
Dr. Grey - CMO
Karina smiled at Ceres and stepped into his line of vision. Once he looked up, she nodded. “It’s ok. Your snack decided you weren’t full yet. We’ve taken care of it but we need to finish up. Can you manage for a bit with the nurse?” She glanced back. And saw Grey tucking something back into his shirt before resuming his work. He would need a break after this. She made a mental note to see to it he did.
Ceres was about to reply when someone staggered into sickbay in a junior engineering uniform. He was clutching his head and screaming incoherently. Ceres started to try and get up but couldn’t. “That’s my friend from transporter room one” he stammered, “Niles, buddy, what’s wrong?”
Niles continued to scream and then his hand dropped from his face. In one eye socket, you could clearly see two eyes…
Junior Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist
Karina’s hand went automatically to Ceres’ chest to gently keep him in place. She glanced at the nurse, “Sedate him… we can’t handle him and them and more will be coming.” She was glad the man was absorbed in seeing his friend and didn’t see the hypo heading for his arm.
Once the nurse had him in her control, Karina moved to the one who had been called Niles. “Easy now… I have you…” she crooned as the Doctor led the man to a corner and gently eased him to the floor, her hand grabbing at a hypo spray on the table nearby. “I’m going to give you a pain blocker and a sedative. You need to relax.” She did as she mentioned and opened the drawer of the same cabinet, her hand rummaging around till she found some gauze. Once she had his eyes covered and wrapped, she helped him recline a bit. “I’m going to find a bed for you. We will get you right as rain in no time.”
The smile was genuine as she rose, though she was glad he couldn’t see her own eyes which didn’t have the same conviction in them. She went to look for Grey and see if he wanted this one, personally, or was up to his elbows in far worse issues.
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