I think, instead of telling kids ‘don’t do drugs, they’re bad’ we should show them the opiate withdrawal patient I had the other day
25 years old, in jail for god knows what, cops bring him in with a lac to his forehead from banging it on the wall repeatedly. He is already handcuffed so we put him in an isolation room, with sliding glass doors. Because he is in custody we take everything but the bed out of the room.
Patient is screaming the whole time he doesn’t want to be there (same bro) with blood everywhere from the head lac.
5min later, I hear this sickening crash, I’m pretty sure someone has just run head first into the glass doors, because mate I’ve done that before those curtains are assholes, so rounding the corner I see blood all over the glass door, patient still screaming he wants out but is now banging his head on the glass.
It takes 4 security guards to hold this guy down, he is absolutely losing his shit, screaming and flailing and has no idea whats going on. Calling out for his mom, for Neil (???), for a sandwich, doesn’t know what day it is or just refuses to answer we can’t tell, pupils 4mm and sluggish but thats how it was when they brought him in, so security cuffs him to the bed so he can’t hit the wall.
Fastforward 10 minutes and he has dislocated/broken his wrist trying to get out of the bed and to the door, he has puke and stool everywhere, refused to take the ativan so we gave midaz, but that didn’t touch him.
This guy screamed from 2-7, we maxed out what we could give him for benzos and he was extraordinarily agitated and wouldn’t settle and was only in the beginning stages of withdrawals. It was terrifying, but the thing that got me was after screaming about how we took the 20′s (from his underwear??) he was quiet for a minute, I thought ‘shit the midaz finally caught up with him and now were gonna need to intubate’ but he then screams
“I don’t want to do this anymore, I don’t want to be on drugs anymore, I want this to stop, I want to be clean, please someone help me”
And thats what got me. This guy was 25, had his whole life ahead of him, but got caught up in drugs and it was going to kill him, and he wanted out, but withdrawals were so bad that it was easier to keep using.
Fuck telling kids don’t do drugs. Show them what its like to try to stop, how all your friends die from OD, how you are one phonecall-not-made away from death yourself, how you get to be tied to a bed in the ER and your nurses need to apologize to other patients because you can’t stop screaming and just shit yourself and puked the cookie I gave you and your body is on fire.
Don’t just tell them not to do it, because that doesn’t work, show them what its like to try to stop, because sometimes fear works better than facts.
Note: Throughout the day we gave him 4 of ativan, 27.5 of Midazlolam and 12 of haldol, and this guy still was still agitated and screaming and 100% inconsolable, and by that time the doc was like ‘we can’t give him anymore, but lets transfer him out before he crashes’. It was a fucking time
Aries:you are amazing. I admire your courage, although i do believe your impulsiveness and irrationality is a little too much at times. Dont ruin your life chasing decisions you made impulsively.
Taurus:you are so easy to talk to and so chill no wonder you make friends easily. But sometimes realise, its okay to step back and save your energy. You cannot always win and thats okay. Nobody is out there to get you, nobody is against you. Be firm and believe in your values, thats all you gotta do.
Gemini :its weird isnt it? Your confusions? What matters is that you try. You know inside your heart whats good and bad, just try to follow it and rest will come naturally. I know temptation and easy ways may make you fluctuate bt its okay as long as you know wjat kind of person you want to end up as.
Cancer: you are strong. Remember that. You may try to hide your emotions, you may think you are overly emotional but try to rationalise it. Try to step back and understand your emotions like a theory. And when you do something wrong, which you dont always do intentionally,realise and admit. Its okay to be a mess at times, nobody is judging you..
Leo:your nose up in the air, may mean you feel confident. Your judgement and criticism of others wont fix you. You know the root of your problems, you know you are not a bad person, you are just a human. Its okay to judge, as long as you keep it to yourself bt remember putting others down wont make you rise anyway so learn to cope with insecurities and learn to give others equal space.
Virgo: you dont have it together, you probably wont anytime soon, either. Thats the best thing about life. Dont keep trying to find and fix stuff. Sometimes life means the exact opposite. Learn to let go of things and try to be a little flexible in your judgement. You are okay, you are doing fine. Everything will fall in place.
Libra: you are enough okay? You hear me? You are enough. You dont have to be liked or loved in order to feel valid. If you like love, chase it bt carry your mind with you too. You deserve the same treatment you give to others.its okay to be giving bt save some for yourself too. I know your friends matter alot, your lover matters alot but learn to balance. They arent everything that good about you, its you.
Scorpio: you are loved. Learn to accept love. I know things seem so messed up.i know your feelings are messed up and you either overthink or dont think at all and its okay. Its okay to fall back, let loose and be vulnerable. If you are ever deceived, its never a reflection of who you are. Sometimes people are bad just because they are. But try to manage your emotions healthily, you are gold underneath all of it and you better believe it. If you hurt others, its okay to accept and apologise bt dont beat yourself too much, you said sorry, you felt guilty thats all you can do.
Sagittarius :i know you care and you also hurt. Dont feel guilty to put yourself first bt try to do it in a friendly way. Your judgements and needs are all valid, try to communicate it thoroughly. Have faith that they will understand you, they do. If you do good, it always comes back in some form. Go for the damn adventure. You are star youd survive. You always do.
Capricorn:it gets too much doesnt it? You are always busy, always disappointing people, stress out easily and people always complain you dont give them time. They call you shallow and materialistic. But they dont know. They dont know the hard word, the emotional draining exercises, the mental work, the heart wrenching things you do for your dreams. I know you are tired, i know you dislike relaxing when you know you can be doing other amazing things. But its okay to give up at times, its okay to be lazy, to be imperfect or lethargic. You can always pick yourself back up.
Aquarius:you are intelligent, you know that. Relationships may seem difficult, pointless at times. But its alright, try to make peace with the situation and dont think about the future.you know it in your bones if its right or not, don’t think much, do what you like drop regrets and guilt. You maybe unique bt everyone deserves equal respect. They are all as important as you are.
Pisces:my fish, you question it all, dont you? Is he lying? What did he mean by that? Why wont they reply? Why are they so mean? How can i fix it? Do they need my help? Fish, you need to lie down and stop thinking. Turn it off. If they need your help, they will ask. If they dont respect enough to respond to you, then its a reflection of who they are, not who you are. If they leave, its their loss. You maybe attatched bt we all are wired to survive alone. He maybe be god to you, bt if he leaves you can always believe in yourself. Whatever people do is who they are, not what you made them do. Be kind, if they disrespect you, still be kind bt dont let them walk all over you.
me to myself 5 minutes later trying to give myself a pep talk: sis, i understand, BUT if you die rn, you wont be able to witness your fav artists newest projects, + new series + new seasons to your fave shows. AND dont forget about black panther, infinity war , wreck it ralph 2, the lion king live action movie, the incredibles 2, and the other countless movies thats going to be coming out in the following year(s) that make your life worth living. so hang in there henny!!!!!!! you got a job to do!!!!!! you have faves to support!!!!!!!!!! you have a variety of music and film masterpieces to admire!!!!!!
“As soon as class is over, he heads straight to the little cafe down the street. It’s his escape from this new and stressful city life.”
//A little Highschool!AU fanart because i need to practice backgrounds ㅜㅜ it’s not great but..
Hopefully I’ll be back on asks soon!
I think it's weird in stories when someone has amnesia and they wake up in the hospital. A lot of times they'll be surrounded by friends and family but when they open their eyes, they go, "WHO ARE YOU?!"
Because that's not how you act when you don't recognize someone. That's very rude. It would be chaos out there if every time you saw someone you didn't recognize, you went, "WHO ARE YOU?!"
I always try to be really polite in life, so like, if I had amnesia, you'd never know it. They'd be like,
"Frank, we're so happy you're alive!" and I'd be like,
"Oh, hey... man... how's it going...?"
"Oh hey... dude... Nice to see you again?"
Because that's how you act when you can tell that someone recognizes you, and you have no fucking clue who they are.
killing a medicine cat is like,,, one of the worst things a cat can do, period. killing a clans medicine cat, taking away someone who has such a special bond w/ the other cats and w/ starclan - thats just,,,, blasphemy. you can spend your whole life trying to redeem for it, but once a cat kills a medicine cat knowingly and deliberately, they’re almost guaranteed to go to the dark forest. hardly any exceptions.
“bunny” is an affectionate windclan term; windclan cats call each other bunny, they call their friends and families bunnies, it’s apart of their language - a cat whose named bunny- is basically,,, the equivalent to naming ur kid “cutie” or ‘angel” or something
water is just so spiritual to riverclan cats that a lot of them have to lay in small brooks / slow moving pools of water in order to “heal their soul” as it were after big battles / losing a loved one. riverclan cats always recommend soaking in a stream to help heal cats whose emotions have been torn due to a traumatic event; it’s helpful, because riverclan cats genuinely believe in water being this spiritual
speaking of riverclan and their connection to water - it’s gross, but someone from another clan or riverclan [even though this would be VERY rare for a riverclan cat to do this] peeing in the river in front of a riverclan patrol is,,, the hugest slight. it’s honestly one of the most vile things in their mind; thunderclan did this often back when sunningrocks became apart of their territory - many didn’t see the river as being so important, and spraying in it was their way of saying a huge “fuck you” to riverclan
killing a leader is also seen as being blasphemous, although slightly less then a medicine cat - leaders die valiantly in battle all the time, but to murder a leader in cold blood is,,, considered to be vile. exceptions are made, of course [if the leader is bad, if it was an accident, etc.] but its still hard to gain starclans respect from that
a medicine cat who knowingly corrupts their clan / sends false omens in order to ruin their clans reputation are seen as traitors and unworthy; a medicine cat who creates a false prophecy to help a family member gain popularity, or to help wage war against another clan - thats considered one of the most cowardly things, and if this medicine cat was caught their position would be almost immediately revoked if their replacement was ready
dark forest cats often change their names if they find their names aren’t ‘scary’ enough; shredtail wasn’t shredtail when he died and neither was maggottail. like- what mother or leader would name a warrior that??? probably not many. they basically changed their names to be more edgy tbfh
leaders have an extended lifespan; they often live much, much longer than regular clan cats because they’ve been graced with nine lives. this is why mistystar is so old, why blackstar lived for so long - they’ve been given nine lives from starclan and thus their lifespan is extended
honestly I remember once my mom told me growing up meant you went through phases. Of course she wasn’t talking about gender or sexuality, she was actually talking to me when dyeing my hair a bright color for the first time but she told me that kids need to be able to go through their phases and have support during them, because some things you wouldn’t expect will be permanent. So you might not be into building robots or play soccer or be goth or identify as something for the rest of your life or even for more than a year and thats fine.
growing up means exploring, and having things shoved off as “its just a phase” is absolutely ridiculous. Even if something is a phase a child’s parents should support them in whatever ways they can and let their child have as many experiences as possible. So please, even if its “just a phase” buy your kid books on the topic they like, take them to museums, let them cut their hair and go to concerts, call them by the pronouns they ask you to and support their identity, make sure they know you always have their back.
People in red suits want to make the world beautiful or some shit idk
The XY arc is all about the ignorance of everyday people and how a lack of compassion and consideration when one encounters something that would derail them from their main goal can affect others. Paparazzi didn't take X's feelings into consideration and overwhelmed him. Team Flare's motive is nigh inarguable. Celeiosa mentions to Korrina that, despite all the chaos and devastation, people not directly affected are simply trying to go through their everyday lives, living as though trapped to their own fate, and she's absolutely right. Emma, who in this canon was an abused runaway, says that no matter how much she screamed for help, no one would help her. That's why her question of "Even if you defeat Team Flare, do you think they'll be kind to you?" is so polarizing to the protagonist, because she's absolutely right. She says she was okay with being turned into Essentia because, for once in her life, she felt like a human with her own free will and strength when the apathy of the city wouldn't let her truly live. Even at the very end, the people of Lumiose live as though they weren't all about to die, even calling those who saved them "dirty kids" who should be "taken care of." At the very end, the heroes decide to live their lives as usual, becoming just like everyone else, because if they didn't, they'd fall into the despair of feeling like their efforts were for nothing. This conclusion solidifies the morally gray theme of XY, a warning that the true evil of the world lies in apathy, but hyper-obsession is just as dangerous, and sometimes all we can do is keep moving forward.
HOW MANY TIMES ARE WE ALL GONNA HAVE TO FUCKING SAY IT?!
IF YOU DO NOT LIKE CERTAIN SHIPS, BLACKLIST THE TAG, BLOCK THE BLOGS THAT POST OR REBLOG CONTENT, ASK PEOPLE TO BLOCK YOU, GO TALK AND RANT TO YOUR FRIENDS OR ON YOUR BLOG
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WE ARE AWARE THAT SOME OF THIS CONTENT MAY EFFECT PEOPLE NEGATIVELY AND NEARLY ALL OF US DO THE BEST WE CAN TO STOP IT FROM REACHING YOU. SO DONT BE AN UNGRATEFUL ASSHOLE AND THINK THAT NONE OF US CARE
QUITE ALOT OF US ARENT GOING TO ANTI SHIPPERS OR MAKING CALL OUT POSTS TELLING YOU TO DIE, ROT, KILL YOURSELF, LOSE YOUR JOBS, STEP IN PUDDLES WITH SOCKS ON AND BLAH BLAH BLAH
AND IF SOME OF US ARE DOING THAT THEN FUCKING REPORT IT!!! THATS WRONG!!! THEY SHOULDNT BE DOING THAT!!!
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*sighs* all I’m saying is
we actually care believe it or not and please PLEASE dont post in the fucking tags.
And for some of the antis out there, if you hate it so much that it harms you, then why the fuck do you actually go looking for it?