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  1. #1
    BlueBrooke Guest

    Default OT: Almost Black Blood? Does Anyone Know What That Means?

    I don't know how much of this I'm remembering from old horror movies
    and questionable CSI episodes, or if it's what Grandma told me, so --

    If blood is almost black -- like when testing -- what does that mean?
    I always thought blackish blood was a sign of lack of oxygen. But if
    that's the case, shouldn't it "redden" up when it hits the air? (I
    think this is the part Grandma told me.)

    And if it *is* a sign of lack of oxygen, anyone know why that might
    be? I mean, I was still alive when I stabbed myself -- pretty sure
    about *that.* :-)

  2. #2
    anon Guest

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    BlueBrooke wrote:
    > I don't know how much of this I'm remembering from old horror movies
    > and questionable CSI episodes, or if it's what Grandma told me, so --
    >
    > If blood is almost black -- like when testing -- what does that mean?
    > I always thought blackish blood was a sign of lack of oxygen. But if
    > that's the case, shouldn't it "redden" up when it hits the air? (I
    > think this is the part Grandma told me.)
    >
    > And if it *is* a sign of lack of oxygen, anyone know why that might
    > be? I mean, I was still alive when I stabbed myself -- pretty sure
    > about *that.* :-)


    Deoxygenated blood is a darker shade of red. Deoxygenated blood is
    usually found in in veins while bright red blood is found in arteries
    and capillaries. Blood will also appear darker if the person is dehydrated.

  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "BlueBrooke" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I don't know how much of this I'm remembering from old horror movies
    > and questionable CSI episodes, or if it's what Grandma told me, so --
    >
    > If blood is almost black -- like when testing -- what does that mean?
    > I always thought blackish blood was a sign of lack of oxygen. But if
    > that's the case, shouldn't it "redden" up when it hits the air? (I
    > think this is the part Grandma told me.)
    >
    > And if it *is* a sign of lack of oxygen, anyone know why that might
    > be? I mean, I was still alive when I stabbed myself -- pretty sure
    > about *that.* :-)


    I dunno. Mine is sometimes thick and almost black and other times more red
    and watery. I thought it had to do with how much liquid I consumed. But I
    could be wrong.



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    Loretta Eisenberg Guest

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    I also thought it was how much fat was in the blood. I never had black
    blood. do you really mean blafck blood or very very deep red blood.
    That would kind of scare me and I would be calling the doctor.

    Loretta

    --
    I


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    Jacquie Guest

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    "Loretta Eisenberg" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >I also thought it was how much fat was in the blood. I never had black
    > blood. do you really mean blafck blood or very very deep red blood.
    > That would kind of scare me and I would be calling the doctor.
    >
    > Loretta
    >
    > --
    > I
    >
    >


    I once had a tech that worked in a Lab said your blood is darker if you have
    eaten....or maybe the other way around...it's been a long time and my memory
    isn't like it used to be...



  6. #6
    Michelle C. Guest

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    BlueBrooke wrote:
    > I don't know how much of this I'm remembering from old horror movies
    > and questionable CSI episodes, or if it's what Grandma told me, so --
    >
    > If blood is almost black -- like when testing -- what does that mean?
    > I always thought blackish blood was a sign of lack of oxygen. But if
    > that's the case, shouldn't it "redden" up when it hits the air? (I
    > think this is the part Grandma told me.)
    >
    > And if it *is* a sign of lack of oxygen, anyone know why that might
    > be? I mean, I was still alive when I stabbed myself -- pretty sure
    > about *that.* :-)


    Venous blood is significantly darker than arterial blood, Blue. In my
    experience as a professional vampire, the darkness varies a bit.
    However, I did find in drawing venous blood, if the blood came out
    really red, the person was usually anemic. If the blood was fairly
    dark, then often the person was dehydrated. That said, smokers
    sometimes have darker venous blood simply because they make more red cells.

    Best regards,
    Michelle C., T2, no meds

  7. #7
    Michelle C. Guest

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    Loretta Eisenberg wrote:
    > I also thought it was how much fat was in the blood. I never had black
    > blood. do you really mean blafck blood or very very deep red blood.
    > That would kind of scare me and I would be calling the doctor.
    >
    > Loretta
    >
    > --
    > I
    >

    Triglycerides in the blood makes it look milky. However, the
    triglycerides have to be very high for it to be noticeable in
    unseparated blood. (After blood is drawn, with the exception of CBC
    testing, the blood is put in a centrifuge and spun down to separate the
    cells from the plasma.)

    Best regards,
    Michelle C., T2, no meds (and former lab tech)

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    Ozgirl Guest

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    Michelle C. wrote:
    > BlueBrooke wrote:
    >> I don't know how much of this I'm remembering from old horror movies
    >> and questionable CSI episodes, or if it's what Grandma told me, so --
    >>
    >> If blood is almost black -- like when testing -- what does that mean?
    >> I always thought blackish blood was a sign of lack of oxygen. But if
    >> that's the case, shouldn't it "redden" up when it hits the air? (I
    >> think this is the part Grandma told me.)
    >>
    >> And if it *is* a sign of lack of oxygen, anyone know why that might
    >> be? I mean, I was still alive when I stabbed myself -- pretty sure
    >> about *that.* :-)

    >
    > Venous blood is significantly darker than arterial blood, Blue. In my
    > experience as a professional vampire, the darkness varies a bit.
    > However, I did find in drawing venous blood, if the blood came out
    > really red, the person was usually anemic. If the blood was fairly
    > dark, then often the person was dehydrated. That said, smokers
    > sometimes have darker venous blood simply because they make more red
    > cells.


    Show us yer fangs!



  9. #9
    BlueBrooke Guest

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    On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:00:28 -0700, "Michelle C."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > BlueBrooke wrote:
    > > I don't know how much of this I'm remembering from old horror movies
    > > and questionable CSI episodes, or if it's what Grandma told me, so --
    > >
    > > If blood is almost black -- like when testing -- what does that mean?
    > > I always thought blackish blood was a sign of lack of oxygen. But if
    > > that's the case, shouldn't it "redden" up when it hits the air? (I
    > > think this is the part Grandma told me.)
    > >
    > > And if it *is* a sign of lack of oxygen, anyone know why that might
    > > be? I mean, I was still alive when I stabbed myself -- pretty sure
    > > about *that.* :-)

    >
    > Venous blood is significantly darker than arterial blood, Blue. In my
    > experience as a professional vampire, the darkness varies a bit.
    > However, I did find in drawing venous blood, if the blood came out
    > really red, the person was usually anemic. If the blood was fairly
    > dark, then often the person was dehydrated. That said, smokers
    > sometimes have darker venous blood simply because they make more red cells.


    Well, if anyone would know, it's a professional vampire. ;-)

    Come to think of it, it was *really* thick, too -- so I guess that
    would also indicate dehydration? Odd, since I always have something
    to drink in my hand. But with this "whatever-it-is" that we've got
    right now, it's going out as fast as it goes in. :-)

    It was just one of those "Gee, that's odd" things that caught my eye.
    Thanks for explaining it.

    When we do lunch, do I get to see your fangs? And does that mean we
    have to do a midnight lunch? LOL!


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    Michelle C. Guest

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    Ozgirl wrote:
    > Michelle C. wrote:
    >> BlueBrooke wrote:
    >>> I don't know how much of this I'm remembering from old horror movies
    >>> and questionable CSI episodes, or if it's what Grandma told me, so --
    >>>
    >>> If blood is almost black -- like when testing -- what does that mean?
    >>> I always thought blackish blood was a sign of lack of oxygen. But if
    >>> that's the case, shouldn't it "redden" up when it hits the air? (I
    >>> think this is the part Grandma told me.)
    >>>
    >>> And if it *is* a sign of lack of oxygen, anyone know why that might
    >>> be? I mean, I was still alive when I stabbed myself -- pretty sure
    >>> about *that.* :-)

    >> Venous blood is significantly darker than arterial blood, Blue. In my
    >> experience as a professional vampire, the darkness varies a bit.
    >> However, I did find in drawing venous blood, if the blood came out
    >> really red, the person was usually anemic. If the blood was fairly
    >> dark, then often the person was dehydrated. That said, smokers
    >> sometimes have darker venous blood simply because they make more red
    >> cells.

    >
    > Show us yer fangs!
    >
    >

    LOL! :-) Okay, here they are: \/ \/ ;-) Don't worry though, now I'm
    just an armchair vampire.

    Best regards,
    Michelle C., T2, no meds

  11. #11
    Michelle C. Guest

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    BlueBrooke wrote:
    > On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:00:28 -0700, "Michelle C."
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> BlueBrooke wrote:
    >>> I don't know how much of this I'm remembering from old horror movies
    >>> and questionable CSI episodes, or if it's what Grandma told me, so --
    >>>
    >>> If blood is almost black -- like when testing -- what does that mean?
    >>> I always thought blackish blood was a sign of lack of oxygen. But if
    >>> that's the case, shouldn't it "redden" up when it hits the air? (I
    >>> think this is the part Grandma told me.)
    >>>
    >>> And if it *is* a sign of lack of oxygen, anyone know why that might
    >>> be? I mean, I was still alive when I stabbed myself -- pretty sure
    >>> about *that.* :-)

    >> Venous blood is significantly darker than arterial blood, Blue. In my
    >> experience as a professional vampire, the darkness varies a bit.
    >> However, I did find in drawing venous blood, if the blood came out
    >> really red, the person was usually anemic. If the blood was fairly
    >> dark, then often the person was dehydrated. That said, smokers
    >> sometimes have darker venous blood simply because they make more red cells.

    >
    > Well, if anyone would know, it's a professional vampire. ;-)


    I got to see a lot of blood in my time in the lab. :-)

    >
    > Come to think of it, it was *really* thick, too -- so I guess that
    > would also indicate dehydration? Odd, since I always have something
    > to drink in my hand. But with this "whatever-it-is" that we've got
    > right now, it's going out as fast as it goes in. :-)


    Yeah, it sounds like dehydration.

    >
    > It was just one of those "Gee, that's odd" things that caught my eye.
    > Thanks for explaining it.
    >
    > When we do lunch, do I get to see your fangs? And does that mean we
    > have to do a midnight lunch? LOL!
    >


    Nah, I'm one of those modern vampires. I can take blood anytime.

    Oh, here are the fangs: \/ \/ ;-) As you can see they're getting a
    bit dull!

    Best regards,
    Michelle C., T2, no meds


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    BlueBrooke Guest

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    On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 11:46:14 -0700, "Michelle C."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > BlueBrooke wrote:


    > > Well, if anyone would know, it's a professional vampire. ;-)

    >
    > I got to see a lot of blood in my time in the lab. :-)


    Lucky you! I don't even like seeing my own, let alone patching up
    Hubby or The Kid. :-D

    > > Come to think of it, it was *really* thick, too -- so I guess that
    > > would also indicate dehydration? Odd, since I always have something
    > > to drink in my hand. But with this "whatever-it-is" that we've got
    > > right now, it's going out as fast as it goes in. :-)

    >
    > Yeah, it sounds like dehydration.


    Yea, now that I've had time to think about it -- looked when you get a
    scrape and it drips and dries for awhile. Yeah, that's it. :-)

    > > It was just one of those "Gee, that's odd" things that caught my eye.
    > > Thanks for explaining it.
    > >
    > > When we do lunch, do I get to see your fangs? And does that mean we
    > > have to do a midnight lunch? LOL!
    > >

    >
    > Nah, I'm one of those modern vampires. I can take blood anytime.
    >
    > Oh, here are the fangs: \/ \/ ;-) As you can see they're getting a
    > bit dull!


    A little -- but I still wouldn't wanna mess with 'em! ;-)

  13. #13
    Michelle C. Guest

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    BlueBrooke wrote:
    > On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 11:46:14 -0700, "Michelle C."
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> BlueBrooke wrote:

    >
    >>> Well, if anyone would know, it's a professional vampire. ;-)

    >> I got to see a lot of blood in my time in the lab. :-)

    >
    > Lucky you! I don't even like seeing my own, let alone patching up
    > Hubby or The Kid. :-D
    >

    I never minded blood in a controlled setting--drawn into tubes--but
    going to ER for a trauma case was an entirely different matter. The
    first time, I was shaking like a leaf. After awhile I got a bit
    desensitized, and realized that a what appeared to be a lot of blood,
    wasn't always so (a little goes a long way).

    That said, I think I've been away too long. A few months back, my
    grandpa cut his fingers on his saw and needed a few stitches. I found
    myself feeling squeamish.

    Best regards,
    Michelle C., T2, no meds

  14. #14
    BlueBrooke Guest

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    On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 12:01:40 -0700, "Michelle C."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > BlueBrooke wrote:
    > > On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 11:46:14 -0700, "Michelle C."
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> BlueBrooke wrote:

    > >
    > >>> Well, if anyone would know, it's a professional vampire. ;-)
    > >> I got to see a lot of blood in my time in the lab. :-)

    > >
    > > Lucky you! I don't even like seeing my own, let alone patching up
    > > Hubby or The Kid. :-D
    > >

    > I never minded blood in a controlled setting--drawn into tubes--but
    > going to ER for a trauma case was an entirely different matter. The
    > first time, I was shaking like a leaf. After awhile I got a bit
    > desensitized, and realized that a what appeared to be a lot of blood,
    > wasn't always so (a little goes a long way).


    I thought about being a nurse for about five minutes. Didn't even
    have to get to the bedside manner part, though some of my nurses
    seemed to have skipped that class anyway. :-D

    I could never look while they drew mine, and even not looking, just
    knowing was enough. It finally got to the point where they just put
    me on the table to do it. I guess they got tired of picking me up.
    :-D

    > That said, I think I've been away too long. A few months back, my
    > grandpa cut his fingers on his saw and needed a few stitches. I found
    > myself feeling squeamish.


    Use it or lose it, eh? :-)

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    Michelle C. Guest

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    BlueBrooke wrote:
    > On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 12:01:40 -0700, "Michelle C."
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> BlueBrooke wrote:
    >>> On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 11:46:14 -0700, "Michelle C."
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> BlueBrooke wrote:
    >>>>> Well, if anyone would know, it's a professional vampire. ;-)
    >>>> I got to see a lot of blood in my time in the lab. :-)
    >>> Lucky you! I don't even like seeing my own, let alone patching up
    >>> Hubby or The Kid. :-D
    >>>

    >> I never minded blood in a controlled setting--drawn into tubes--but
    >> going to ER for a trauma case was an entirely different matter. The
    >> first time, I was shaking like a leaf. After awhile I got a bit
    >> desensitized, and realized that a what appeared to be a lot of blood,
    >> wasn't always so (a little goes a long way).

    >
    > I thought about being a nurse for about five minutes. Didn't even
    > have to get to the bedside manner part, though some of my nurses
    > seemed to have skipped that class anyway. :-D


    Yes, some nurses have it; others don't. :-( That said, nursing has got
    to be the toughest job and whatever they get paid, it probably isn't
    enough. Lab techs dealt with patients for about 10 minutes on average
    whether they were nice, medium or jackass; nurses get them for an entire
    12 hours.

    >
    > I could never look while they drew mine, and even not looking, just
    > knowing was enough. It finally got to the point where they just put
    > me on the table to do it. I guess they got tired of picking me up.
    > :-D


    Oh you do have it bad!

    >
    >> That said, I think I've been away too long. A few months back, my
    >> grandpa cut his fingers on his saw and needed a few stitches. I found
    >> myself feeling squeamish.

    >
    > Use it or lose it, eh? :-)


    It's turning out to be that way. I'm not sure that's a good thing at
    all, even though I'm glad to be away from the medical profession each
    and every day. :-)

  16. #16
    Ozgirl Guest

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    Michelle C. wrote:

    > I never minded blood in a controlled setting--drawn into tubes--but
    > going to ER for a trauma case was an entirely different matter. The
    > first time, I was shaking like a leaf. After awhile I got a bit
    > desensitized, and realized that a what appeared to be a lot of blood,
    > wasn't always so (a little goes a long way).
    >
    > That said, I think I've been away too long. A few months back, my
    > grandpa cut his fingers on his saw and needed a few stitches. I found
    > myself feeling squeamish.


    Michelle, I worked with intellectually disabled adults and every day had to
    deal with seizures. I had also worked for years in aged care and saw a lot
    of hairy things I coped with. My 14 yr old starting having fever convulsions
    at 2 and by the time the ambulance arrived they wanted to slap me My
    hysteria was a bit over the top (understatement - lol), probably a result of
    just being home less than a month with Jasmine after watching her fight for
    her life for 6 weeks in ICU after open heart surgery. She had so many
    cardiac arrests in front of me its a wonder *I* survived. But bottom line is
    that is always harder to watch a loved one sick, bleeding or whatever.

    One of my daughter's thought she wanted to be a cop and did work experience.
    She witnessed an autopsy of someone who "exploded" when cut open. She
    handled it fine (my brother was a career cop and he fainted at his first
    autopsy) but when greeting me in the ward after a simple day surgery
    procedure she fainted when she saw a drop of blood on my gown, lol.



  17. #17
    Michelle C. Guest

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    Ozgirl wrote:
    > Michelle C. wrote:
    >
    >> I never minded blood in a controlled setting--drawn into tubes--but
    >> going to ER for a trauma case was an entirely different matter. The
    >> first time, I was shaking like a leaf. After awhile I got a bit
    >> desensitized, and realized that a what appeared to be a lot of blood,
    >> wasn't always so (a little goes a long way).
    >>
    >> That said, I think I've been away too long. A few months back, my
    >> grandpa cut his fingers on his saw and needed a few stitches. I found
    >> myself feeling squeamish.

    >
    > Michelle, I worked with intellectually disabled adults and every day had to
    > deal with seizures. I had also worked for years in aged care and saw a lot
    > of hairy things I coped with. My 14 yr old starting having fever convulsions
    > at 2 and by the time the ambulance arrived they wanted to slap me My
    > hysteria was a bit over the top (understatement - lol), probably a result of
    > just being home less than a month with Jasmine after watching her fight for
    > her life for 6 weeks in ICU after open heart surgery. She had so many
    > cardiac arrests in front of me its a wonder *I* survived. But bottom line is
    > that is always harder to watch a loved one sick, bleeding or whatever.
    >
    > One of my daughter's thought she wanted to be a cop and did work experience.
    > She witnessed an autopsy of someone who "exploded" when cut open. She
    > handled it fine (my brother was a career cop and he fainted at his first
    > autopsy) but when greeting me in the ward after a simple day surgery
    > procedure she fainted when she saw a drop of blood on my gown, lol.
    >
    >


    I get what you're saying Jan, and in fact, that may be a VERY good
    observation. It makes sense. Thankfully, I don't often run into the
    situations that would give me a way to test the theory. :-)

    Best regards,
    Michelle C., T2, no meds

  18. #18
    Jacquie Guest

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    "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:7ks62hF3b[email protected]..
    > Michelle C. wrote:
    >
    >> I never minded blood in a controlled setting--drawn into tubes--but
    >> going to ER for a trauma case was an entirely different matter. The
    >> first time, I was shaking like a leaf. After awhile I got a bit
    >> desensitized, and realized that a what appeared to be a lot of blood,
    >> wasn't always so (a little goes a long way).
    >>
    >> That said, I think I've been away too long. A few months back, my
    >> grandpa cut his fingers on his saw and needed a few stitches. I found
    >> myself feeling squeamish.

    >
    > Michelle, I worked with intellectually disabled adults and every day had
    > to deal with seizures. I had also worked for years in aged care and saw a
    > lot of hairy things I coped with. My 14 yr old starting having fever
    > convulsions at 2 and by the time the ambulance arrived they wanted to slap
    > me My hysteria was a bit over the top (understatement - lol), probably
    > a result of just being home less than a month with Jasmine after watching
    > her fight for her life for 6 weeks in ICU after open heart surgery. She
    > had so many cardiac arrests in front of me its a wonder *I* survived. But
    > bottom line is that is always harder to watch a loved one sick, bleeding
    > or whatever.
    >
    > One of my daughter's thought she wanted to be a cop and did work
    > experience. She witnessed an autopsy of someone who "exploded" when cut
    > open. She handled it fine (my brother was a career cop and he fainted at
    > his first autopsy) but when greeting me in the ward after a simple day
    > surgery procedure she fainted when she saw a drop of blood on my gown,
    > lol.
    >
    >

    My Brother was a Cop for over 20 years in Tucson. He still talks about his
    first hit and run case where the leg was found a block away from the
    body...or the guy that got struck by lightening during one of our Thunder
    Storms...his sneakers were melted to the bottom of his feet. Always thought
    my Brother had a death wish...he worked undercover narcotics for a long
    time...then decided when he got older to fly the police Helicopter....he
    also rode bulls for a hobby. He is now happily married to his third wife and
    owns a house inspection company and also is a realtor

    I used to work in a Pet Hospital and have seen some horrible things.



  19. #19
    Michelle C. Guest

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    Jacquie wrote:
    >
    > "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Michelle C. wrote:
    >>
    >>> I never minded blood in a controlled setting--drawn into tubes--but
    >>> going to ER for a trauma case was an entirely different matter. The
    >>> first time, I was shaking like a leaf. After awhile I got a bit
    >>> desensitized, and realized that a what appeared to be a lot of blood,
    >>> wasn't always so (a little goes a long way).
    >>>
    >>> That said, I think I've been away too long. A few months back, my
    >>> grandpa cut his fingers on his saw and needed a few stitches. I found
    >>> myself feeling squeamish.

    >>
    >> Michelle, I worked with intellectually disabled adults and every day
    >> had to deal with seizures. I had also worked for years in aged care
    >> and saw a lot of hairy things I coped with. My 14 yr old starting
    >> having fever convulsions at 2 and by the time the ambulance arrived
    >> they wanted to slap me My hysteria was a bit over the top
    >> (understatement - lol), probably a result of just being home less than
    >> a month with Jasmine after watching her fight for her life for 6 weeks
    >> in ICU after open heart surgery. She had so many cardiac arrests in
    >> front of me its a wonder *I* survived. But bottom line is that is
    >> always harder to watch a loved one sick, bleeding or whatever.
    >>
    >> One of my daughter's thought she wanted to be a cop and did work
    >> experience. She witnessed an autopsy of someone who "exploded" when
    >> cut open. She handled it fine (my brother was a career cop and he
    >> fainted at his first autopsy) but when greeting me in the ward after a
    >> simple day surgery procedure she fainted when she saw a drop of blood
    >> on my gown, lol.
    >>
    >>

    > My Brother was a Cop for over 20 years in Tucson. He still talks about
    > his first hit and run case where the leg was found a block away from the
    > body...or the guy that got struck by lightening during one of our
    > Thunder Storms...his sneakers were melted to the bottom of his feet.
    > Always thought my Brother had a death wish...he worked undercover
    > narcotics for a long time...then decided when he got older to fly the
    > police Helicopter....he also rode bulls for a hobby. He is now happily
    > married to his third wife and owns a house inspection company and also
    > is a realtor
    >
    > I used to work in a Pet Hospital and have seen some horrible things.
    >


    Yep, the first responders get the worst of it.

    Hmmm. I can see why you're brother is on his 3rd his wife. ;-) Sounds
    like he's calmed down as he's aged.

    Best regards,
    Michelle C., T2, no meds

  20. #20
    Jacquie Guest

    Default Re: OT: Almost Black Blood? Does Anyone Know What That Means?


    "Michelle C." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hcckmf$rg8$[email protected]..
    > Jacquie wrote:
    >>
    >> "Ozgirl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Michelle C. wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I never minded blood in a controlled setting--drawn into tubes--but
    >>>> going to ER for a trauma case was an entirely different matter. The
    >>>> first time, I was shaking like a leaf. After awhile I got a bit
    >>>> desensitized, and realized that a what appeared to be a lot of blood,
    >>>> wasn't always so (a little goes a long way).
    >>>>
    >>>> That said, I think I've been away too long. A few months back, my
    >>>> grandpa cut his fingers on his saw and needed a few stitches. I found
    >>>> myself feeling squeamish.
    >>>
    >>> Michelle, I worked with intellectually disabled adults and every day had
    >>> to deal with seizures. I had also worked for years in aged care and saw
    >>> a lot of hairy things I coped with. My 14 yr old starting having fever
    >>> convulsions at 2 and by the time the ambulance arrived they wanted to
    >>> slap me My hysteria was a bit over the top (understatement - lol),
    >>> probably a result of just being home less than a month with Jasmine
    >>> after watching her fight for her life for 6 weeks in ICU after open
    >>> heart surgery. She had so many cardiac arrests in front of me its a
    >>> wonder *I* survived. But bottom line is that is always harder to watch a
    >>> loved one sick, bleeding or whatever.
    >>>
    >>> One of my daughter's thought she wanted to be a cop and did work
    >>> experience. She witnessed an autopsy of someone who "exploded" when cut
    >>> open. She handled it fine (my brother was a career cop and he fainted at
    >>> his first autopsy) but when greeting me in the ward after a simple day
    >>> surgery procedure she fainted when she saw a drop of blood on my gown,
    >>> lol.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> My Brother was a Cop for over 20 years in Tucson. He still talks about
    >> his first hit and run case where the leg was found a block away from the
    >> body...or the guy that got struck by lightening during one of our Thunder
    >> Storms...his sneakers were melted to the bottom of his feet. Always
    >> thought my Brother had a death wish...he worked undercover narcotics for
    >> a long time...then decided when he got older to fly the police
    >> Helicopter....he also rode bulls for a hobby. He is now happily married
    >> to his third wife and owns a house inspection company and also is a
    >> realtor
    >>
    >> I used to work in a Pet Hospital and have seen some horrible things.
    >>

    >
    > Yep, the first responders get the worst of it.
    >
    > Hmmm. I can see why you're brother is on his 3rd his wife. ;-) Sounds
    > like he's calmed down as he's aged.
    >
    > Best regards,
    > Michelle C., T2, no meds
    >

    Cops marriages usually don't turn out well. The first marriage ended because
    he was always gone while working undercover Vice. Then he went to undercover
    narcotics and that was pretty bad. The second marriage ended after he
    retired ..his wife found someone else...that was a real shocker to him. He
    lived with his third wife for 4 years before they decided to marry. The one
    thing different about this marriage and his others is this wife doesn't put
    up with any crap...and they do allot of things together and he pays
    attention to her....took him a while to learn about wives...I think he has a
    "Keeper" this time. He and I turned 59 this year...about time he caught
    on...LOL. I have been married to my HS Sweetheart for 41 years...I got a
    "Keeper" the first time around...LOL.



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    Michelle C. Guest

    Default Re: OT: Almost Black Blood? Does Anyone Know What That Means?

    Jacquie wrote:

    >>>>
    >>> My Brother was a Cop for over 20 years in Tucson. He still talks
    >>> about his first hit and run case where the leg was found a block away
    >>> from the body...or the guy that got struck by lightening during one
    >>> of our Thunder Storms...his sneakers were melted to the bottom of his
    >>> feet. Always thought my Brother had a death wish...he worked
    >>> undercover narcotics for a long time...then decided when he got older
    >>> to fly the police Helicopter....he also rode bulls for a hobby. He is
    >>> now happily married to his third wife and owns a house inspection
    >>> company and also is a realtor
    >>>
    >>> I used to work in a Pet Hospital and have seen some horrible things.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Yep, the first responders get the worst of it.
    >>
    >> Hmmm. I can see why you're brother is on his 3rd his wife. ;-)
    >> Sounds like he's calmed down as he's aged.
    >>
    >> Best regards,
    >> Michelle C., T2, no meds
    >>

    > Cops marriages usually don't turn out well. The first marriage ended
    > because he was always gone while working undercover Vice. Then he went
    > to undercover narcotics and that was pretty bad. The second marriage
    > ended after he retired ..his wife found someone else...that was a real
    > shocker to him. He lived with his third wife for 4 years before they
    > decided to marry. The one thing different about this marriage and his
    > others is this wife doesn't put up with any crap...and they do allot of
    > things together and he pays attention to her....took him a while to
    > learn about wives...I think he has a "Keeper" this time. He and I turned
    > 59 this year...about time he caught on...LOL. I have been married to my
    > HS Sweetheart for 41 years...I got a "Keeper" the first time around...LOL.
    >


    Yes, I'm sure being a cop and being married to one is very
    stressful--especially undercover cops.

    I'm glad your brother and his 3rd wife are doing well. I'm sure it
    helps that he's older, she doesn't put up with his crap, and that he is
    now in another profession. :-)

    Congrats to you and your husband! :-)

    Best regards,
    Michelle C.

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