When things go bad, all the choices you might have left could be bad, worse, worstest, and somewhere beyond that is "where I am now."
Do the best you can with the adrenaline pumping. If you can't find a tool, go to God using what God gave you.
It's kind of like if you are camping and a bear invades your tent b/c your kids have saved a snicker's bar for a midnight snack (happened to my wife's sister while camping). You're out of good scenarios and options: do the best you can. (In that case, the bear seemed to be completely taken by surprise by 3 howling, waving primates in the cramped space and decided that it was not worth fighting about.)