First Responders

Georgia's Sand BucketBy Georgia Osten
You gotta hand it to them! They’re always out there to lend a helping hand, saving lives whenever possible. Between calls, our paramedics check the ambulances, medical equipment and restock daily. They pick up around the place, moving furniture to strip floors and buff them to a shine. Today, they moved the TV back in the break room by the kitchen, only to find a glue strip with various dead critters stuck to it. But, lo and behold, Reagen noticed a little pink critter barely moving. It was a baby gecko. She pulled out her pocket knife and Sean and David went to work to help her unstick the baby from the glue strip. Surgeons at Work!

With the help of some cooking oil, the little guy became free, limb by limb. His little fingers exposed and he wriggled and wriggled. But now, being quite tired and probably thirsty, they have him lying on a paper towel to rest.

Doing a bit of research, I found out geckos make excellent pets. Especially the variety that are “under a foot long.” Are you kidding me!?! I’ve got to tell you, if I ever ran into a gecko that was a foot long, you would “have to scrape me off the concrete!” I’ll have to admit, they have always given me the creeps. But watching the efforts of these guys trying to save him, I’ve grown a little compassion for these “mostly carnivorous” reptiles.

BREAKING NEWS! I just found out he’s had some water and we think he may be ready to “dart.”

Never underestimate the power and caring of your EMS!


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  1. Karen Rush says:

    This is a great story! Thanks for sharing!

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