Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday reruns

At the hospital last week I saw a 20-something guy for a head injury.

He had a fight with his girlfriend outside a restaurant and said he was going to teach her a lesson.

So he began repeatedly banging HIS head against the concrete sidewalk until he was covered with blood. At some point police and paramedics pulled up, and to continue proving his point, he began banging his head repeatedly on the police car's windshield until it shattered.

He then went back to smashing his head on the sidewalk, which continued until he got tasered, and then needed Valium.

The admitting diagnosis was "Self assault"

Exactly what lesson his girlfriend learned from this is unclear, but I suspect it had something to do with getting another boyfriend.

8 comments:

a.generic doc said...

One would hope she'd learn to get another boyfriend, but it's more likely she'll stay with him until he gets the idea that pounding her head is a less painful way for him to teach her a lesson.

Officer Cynical said...

This happens all the time with angry drunks. They always want to bash their heads against the squad car window or cage, apparently in an effort to get back at us cops. If it weren't for dealing with a broken window or having to mop up their blood or a lawsuit down the road, I'd let them have at it.

PediNP said...

Sounds like arrested development. Isn't that something a 2 year old does? To get attention?

RawBodyGoddess said...

Its kinda like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Yeah...how's that working out for ya?

ama said...

A good diagnostician would ask if there was neurologic lesion prior to "self assault".

Anonymous said...

I knew a girl in college whose boyfriend would beat himself up every time he got mad at her. We thought he was smacking her, talked to her about getting help & she filled us in on what was actually going on. We watched the ensuing freak show for the next two years. Don't know what finally happened. Bizarre.

Steeny Lou said...

I wonder which was higher at the end of that episode - his GCS or his IQ?

student.nurse said...

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