Friday, July 23, 2010

Aspiration

So, my friend, Miss Anne and I were chatting it up today, and she had some questions, so, with her permission I'm posting some of our convo:


*Mrs.A* says:
how's the deads
any good ones?
Doll says:
yep
*Mrs.A* says:
omg.
you've been holding out!
BITCH!
Doll says:
I had a tough reconstruction yesterday
LOL
I know!
*Mrs.A* says:
what happened?
Doll says:
13 year old
car accident
her mom died too
but I havent done her face yet
*Mrs.A* says:
omg
sadness
Doll says:
yes
*Mrs.A* says:
a 13 yr old ???
Doll says:
yes, and her sister is still in critical at a hospital here
eek!
*Mrs.A* says:
wtf.
is it bad?
Doll says:
yes
*Mrs.A* says:
like un recognizable?
Doll says:
no, but the girl took a lot of work
but i got to train my coworker a bit on it
so that was great
*Mrs.A* says:
wow. girl i dont know how you do it
do you ever get "scared" of the people?
Doll says:
lol
no
*Mrs.A* says:
i think the eyes being open would freak me out
Doll says:
[the other embalmer] was working on the girl and emailed me a "before" photo of a huge gash on her hand
that was kinda gross
but not scary
*Mrs.A* says:
[cute pet name for my other embalmer]???
Doll says:
lol, thats what i call her, its a pet name
Doll says:
(I explain how I came up with the nickname for her)
*Mrs.A* says:
(i love the nickname)
omg
best
so
tell me this
if people have gashes, or jacked up faces... (holes, etc)
and you try to embalm
doesn't the fluid come out?
Doll says:
yes!
but you just let it
so that the rest of everything gets fluid
*Mrs.A* says:
the vag/buttplug are almost too much to think about!
Doll says:
i knoW!
but its WAY better than the old way of doing it
*Mrs.A* says:
?
cotton?
Doll says:
sewing it shut
*Mrs.A* says:
omg
Doll says:
*VOMIT*
*Mrs.A* says:
eeek.
so
i can plan on a buttplug at death.
Doll says:
most likely you wont need one
*Mrs.A* says:
?
Doll says:
most people dont
*Mrs.A* says:
ohhh
only if you have a flappy butt
LOL.
Doll says:
when i aspirate their guts most stuff gets sucked out
LOL
*Mrs.A* says:
how do you aspirate?
Doll says:
you use a trocar
ill take a photo in  a bit and email it to you
*Mrs.A* says:
(vacuum?)
Doll says:
sorta
*Mrs.A* says:
where do you poke?
Doll says:
near the belly button
lol
its so funny how people have NO CLUE
*Mrs.A* says:
i know
WHY do you think i'm OBSESSED?
/curious
Doll says:
because youre NUTS
lol
*Mrs.A* says:
but i also am kinda scared of the deads
i dont wanna see anyones eyes
Doll says:
you just shut them, you know
or put a towel over their face like you do with their private parts
*Mrs.A* says:
ever have one "gone"
Doll says:
what do you mean?
*Mrs.A* says:
like popped out
or poked out
or missing
Doll says:
ive seen a glass eye a time or two
and one guy had part of his face gone including one eye because of face cancer
*Mrs.A* says:
wow.
how do you fix that?
Doll says:
just like fixing an auto accident
*Mrs.A* says:
lol
Doll says:
lol?
*Mrs.A* says:
like just throw in a muffler, some oil, a wrench and call it good
lol.
 (that's what came to mind)
then i was like ....ohh... like facial reconstruction.
 (sorry)
Doll says:
LOL
*Mrs.A* says:
i need to jobshadow for a week
*Mrs.A* says:
seriously.
Doll says:
thats funny!!
you do!!
*Mrs.A* says:
omg they wouldn't let me watch anything there tho would they?
Doll says:
they sooooo would!
my boss LOVES hot chicks
so you could totally
*Mrs.A* says:
lol right.

So, a trocar looks like this:

(source)
The three small, pointy objects you see are the tips of the trocars and are sharp.  The tip is screwed on before the trocar is used, and comes off to aid in cleaning, as well as to replace when it becomes dull.  The two trocars at the top of the photo are used for regular aspiration of the deceased.  The end with the handle gets attached to a hose and the hose is attached to a bibb (is that the right word?) that sucks air in when the faucet is turned on (see photo below).  Aynway, we use the trocar to puncture the viscera (see other picture) and suck out the remaining body fluids, then pour in some strong embalming fluid to harden and sanitize the trunk of the body.


and is inserted (usually) here:

(source)

7 comments:

Miss Anne said...

lol.
speechless.
i die.

Doll Face said...

LoL. You're such a good question-asker. I super-love your curiosity.

Miss Anne said...

i'm still going to be you for halloween.

:)

IT said...

Thanks ladies.
I now know more than I ever cared to know about the fine art of preparing the dead.

AnUndertaker'sDiaries said...

Lmao. Way too funny.
Good job.

Jenn said...

Love it, but it brings up so many more questions!

IT said...

I think that I shall be ever so careful about to what I aspire.

What a great conversation word!!!

"What are your aspirations, Ms. Fluidpusher."