I managed to get back to the hospital in the early hours and spoke to one of the A/E DRs regarding our unconscious chappie that I intubated. He had a head CT and that was fine. In fact they still hadn't reached a diagnosis and didn't have a clue what was wrong with him. He is now in Intensive care and the plan is to wake him up and see how he does. Unfortunately I'm not back to work until the weekend so I'll have to check up on him again, if I remember that is.
It's not often that as a Paramedic I get to intubate. If I do then it is usually Cardiac Arrest or severely head injured patient and even then those patients usually die. I said most, not all. Now this job has puzzled me. Yeah OK I had to give 10mg of Diazemuls for his ? seizure but surely that is not enough to knock him flat enough in order for him to tolerate an ET tube. The other puzzling thing is that they haven't been able to find anything wrong. At the end of the day, his airway was compromised big time and he was having some sort of seizure. I did the best I could with skills that I had available.