"Get the gear!" Roy shouted to|
Dr. Brackett, Brice and Gil running their way
down the road. "He's
shouted as he began chest compressions
after tearing Manney's shirt open down to
"Got it!!" Kel said."Keep working him.."
In between breaths, Johnny noticed
ugly spreading bruise over Manney's heart.
"Could be out ........because of this blow
the chest. Cap, check his pupils!"
he said tossing his penlight to him.
"All right, brownie points..........for us.."
Johnny grunted, as he continued
for Manney. " About time something went
Roy paused as he repositioned
for better CPR. "Doc, I'm not feeling any
broken ribs here.."
"Better and better.."
the doc replied,
as he and Gil got the defibrillator charged
and ready. "Move, I'm going Epinephrine,
IC.." he told DeSoto.
Cap got out the resuscitator
and began using it to free up Johnny.
Roy gel-ed an EOA and at Brackett's
affirming nod, inserted it into place,
Brackett drew out the six inch syringe
and drove it deep, releasing
into Manney's left cardiac ventricle.
"All right. Roy start up again. Gil, get
IV going, D5W Wide open.
Follow up with one amp sodium bicarb.
Gage, give me the paddles.. Brice,
get an Isiproterenol Drip set up. If he's truly
cardiac trauma-ed, the beat's gonna be
He'll need that drip to maintain once
Gage called out the wattage coming off
the defibrillator. "Ok, one....two..three...
four hundred watt seconds.."
Manney's body leaped from the energy|
jolt delivered. Kel quickly replaced the
paddles. A rhythm
revealed like something
out of a dream on the scope. Sinus tach.
"Got him back.. Nice work,
all.. Captain Stanley,
start hyperventilating him. We gotta make
up for lost time." Kel ordered.
Cap doubled his venting time rate.
"Moving to twenty a minute."
As Manney's circulation
noticed something. "Doc, look. Manney's
neck veins are distending bilaterally.."
Dr. Brackett looked up from where
he was listening to Manney's irregular
heartbeat and breath
our reason for finding him without a pulse."
Brice piped up, "Cardiac tamponade.."
"Yeah, but his EKG's looking good. It's
solid. I don't think it has advanced that
"Gonna evac?" Roy asked.
"No, I'm gonna leave well enough alone.
If his perfusion drops
off I'll consider a
heart centesis, but not now." Kel said.
Dr. Brackett nodded when Manney began
to breathe on his own under his hands.
Johnny's attention turned to the bats.
The one was still
leaping frantically around
the crate mesh and the other one, too,
under Roy's coat. "We gotta
and them to the stationhouse.."
Cap comm'd out. "This is Station 51.
a stokes and two additional
men to move a victim. We're 10-20
at....." he looked up to see which
front lay in the street.. "Stoffer's Warehouse
by the newspaper stand.."
51. This is Stone. Got assigned your
call. I've rerouted Stoker and some of my men to
I'll be meeting you there myself!##
Cap could hear the worry and concern in
voice. ::Man, he sounds
like me about Marco..::
Soon, Manney was taped and longboarded,
secured and EKG linked, inside the stokes
Johnny had secured from his station squad's
He stopped Kel as they all got back
to the station in an entourage of
crew. "Doc. Should we
even bring him
in here with that virus going on?"
Kel grinned with amusement. "Sure.
not? We've got Batman's
universal antidote now, don't we?"
he said, tossing a hand at the two
carrying in the two screeching
Jamie and Steven met them on the|
run. "Good. Hand them to us.."
And Jamie took the coat with the
bat, gingerly, while her colleague got
the crated one. "D*mn, this one's
She might not be ok for
Something dropped out from under Roy's
coat and onto her
boots. A newly ejected
"There it is then, this one will do us no
She's just aborted."
Then the microbiologist's head snapped
around. "Wait a minute, where's the
"It's dead." Johnny replied. "Crushed.."
Jamie MacPherson sucked in her
"Let's just hope this last bat's intact or
there's absolutely no hope for
The two CDC scientists disappeared into
the kitchen lab with the crated
to start work collecting her milk antibodies.
Bonnie noticed the dead young bat right
She wandered over to it and
sniffed it, crying. She wrapped around it
protectively as if to warm
Gage made a disgusted face.
"Bonnie..no.." and he knelt to dispose of
it into Jamie's
pathology cryo container.
Bonnie would not be denied. She
went rushing off to the kitchen to
be with the other, still expectant female
Manney was moved next to Marco.
Thorne got to her feet.
"Oh, is he all right?" she started up.
Chet Kelly pointed to the fireman's
EKG monitor. "He is now. That's a
good rate going there.."
Then he looked sheepish when all
the medics glanced at him.
Johnny was frank. "He's right. Manney's
gonna be fine. He's got
heart bruising from hitting the dashboard
but Dr. Brackett thinks the injury is
We'll know more when he
Miss Thorne moved to sit by Manney's
noticed and leaned into Roy.
"Dedicated little thing, isn't she?"
"Know any teachers who aren't?"
He left Johnny pondering that as
he moved to check up on Marco.
came rushing in the door.
"Things are stable at the refinery.. No
fire. How are things in here?
here as fast as I could.."
Cap smiled. "Things are ok. Manney
was pulseless for a while
doc says he wasn't apneic long
enough to do serious damage. And we
still have one viable
bat left out of the
three. Cross your fingers.."
Mike crossed them, both hands, and
toes in his boots. "Anything I
"Not a thing. But, stick around.."
"You...might like to
stay a while.." and he tossed his
head at the group of four medics
over Marco. Cap knew
a dire sign when he saw it.
Mike blinked. "Uh,, ok..I think I
and he sat in a chair to
watch and worry along with Stanley.
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