Quick! A young boy is in the ER after shooting his eye out. In the next room, you’ve have a drunk and belligerent mall Santa. Next to him is a pair of burglars known as the Wet Bandits who have a series of serious injuries. Across the hall, you’ve got a green man with multiple heart conditions to monitor. To top things off, there’s a grown man in another room claiming to be an elf from the North Pole who is eccentric to say the least.

What do you do? These holiday characters need medical help and PEPID is here to answer the call.  

Ralphie Shoots His Eye Out

Movie: A Christmas Story
Synopsis: Ralphie has his heart set on getting a Red Ryder B.B. Gun for Christmas, but his parent’s – even Santa – said no because “you’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” When he received the B.B. gun on Christmas, he did just that.
PEPID Protocol: Globe Injury Treatment



Tongue Stuck to Pole

Movie: A Christmas Story
Synopsis: After a triple dog dare, Flick licked a metal pole in freezing temperatures, and now his tongue is stuck and he’s awaiting the arrival of firefighters to remove his tongue from the pole.
PEPID Protocol: Tongue Disorders Swelling


die-hard-smallHans Gruber Goes Down

Movie: Die Hard
Synopsis: After being outwitted by his nemesis John McClain, Hans Gruber falls several stories at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
PEPID Protocol: Climbing Falls




Bad Santa Does More Than Milk and Cookies

Movie: Bad Santa
Synopsis: Before showing up for his shift, Willie the mall Santa is having difficulty walking, is falling over and destroying holiday displays. He is extremely irritable, has urinated on himself, and chased the Christmas crowd away.
PEPID Protocol: Alcohol Toxicity



The Wet Bandits – Harry’s Hand is Red Hot

Movie: Home Alone
Synopsis: During at attempted burglary, Harry was met with a series of intricate booby traps, leading to several severe burns. One burn is on his hand after grabbing a red hot door knob. Next, when he opened the door, it triggered a blow torch that targeted his scalp for several seconds.
PEPID Protocol: Burns: Major Severity



The Wet Bandits – Marv is Hurting from Head to Toe

Movie: Home Alone
Synopsis: During at attempted burglary with his pal Harry, Marv is struck in the face with a falling iron, and, while barefoot, he stepped on several broken ornaments as well as a pretty thick nail.
PEPID Prognosis: Orbital Blowout FracturePuncture Wound – Foot

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The Grinch’s Small Heart

Movie: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Synopsis: The Grinch is in an extremely bad mood, and his caretaker (the narrator) tells us the Grinch’s heart is two sizes too small.
PEPID Protocol: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome



The Grinch’s Small Shoes

Movie: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Synopsis: The Grinch is in an extremely bad mood, and his caretaker (the narrator) tells us the Grinch’s shoes are two sizes too small.
PEPID Protocol: Plantar Fasciitis and Hallux Pain



The Grinch’s Big Heart

Movie: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Synopsis: The Grinch suddenly lost his grumps when his heart amazingly grew three sizes on Christmas Day.
PEPID Protocol:  Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


Buddy the Elf Can’t Adjust to His New Life

Movie: Elf
Synopsis: Buddy the Elf was raised at the North Pole by Santa Claus, but soon realizes he’s not like the other elves. He heads to New York City to find his true identity, but is having trouble with his new surroundings. He is rebellious and impulsive, is very anxious, shows a lack of concentration, and at times, is depressed.
PEPID Protocol: Adjustment Disorder




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