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Author Topic: Our wonderful healthcare system..  (Read 1721 times)

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Offline J.R.E.

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Our wonderful healthcare system..
« on: July 02, 2008, 08:40:35 AM »


This angers me and saddens me. This shouldn't be happenning. It's not easy to watch :
Woman dies in Emergency room in New York Hospital :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOCpOZ4txvs
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline minismom

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Re: Our wonderful healthcare system..
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 09:01:54 AM »
I saw this on the evening news.  I'm greatful that the security guard, doctor, and nurses are all fired.  I hope that this incident is on their perminant record, too.  The emergency room was a psychiatric ER so you would THINK that it would be better staffed to handle and look after the patients there. 

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Offline BT65

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Re: Our wonderful healthcare system..
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 09:10:59 AM »
I saw this yesterday.  It's hard to believe this kind of stuff happens.  I also heard the sanitary conditions at the hospital are horrible.  I hope the place gets sued.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Our wonderful healthcare system..
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 07:30:42 PM »
This is unspeakable.   :( My county too.  :(  Certainly not my hospital though.   

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Our wonderful healthcare system..
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 09:21:54 PM »
how awful......it's hard to watch.

may she rest in peace

 :'(
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline randym431

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Re: Our wonderful healthcare system..
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 12:52:40 AM »
Its shocking but sadly typical.
We all imagine everyone rushing around, if we or someone
very ill entered the ER, but in reality thats only on TV.

When my other half suffered an aneurism back in 2000, on a Sunday night,
starting with a terrible headache that led to being violently ill and massive sweating.
I thought he was having a stroke and we rushed to the ER.

In the ER, they had him sit there, while they asked him and me all those insurance questions.

No rushing into the exam room, no doctors rushing out to treat him. Just "what is your SS # and
employer and your type of insurance".

The questioner totally ignored his condition. She just wanted the insurance facts.

After some time, a nurse just strolling by, noticed him sweating profusely in pain, his head wrapped in a towel,
his head in his lap. That nurse took him back and put him in an exam room.
He was in ICU for a month, but recovered what usually kills most people.

Nothing is more frustrating that trying to get action and attention, when all the staff
acts like its break time. And this was the #1 local hospital, not a low income type.

If you ever need to rush someone to the ER, don't expect it to be like on TV.
 
« Last Edit: July 03, 2008, 12:54:14 AM by randym431 »

Offline AlanBama

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Re: Our wonderful healthcare system..
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008, 02:37:32 PM »
If you ever need to rush someone to the ER, don't expect it to be like on TV.

Very true Randy.   I remember once back in the 90's, my partner (now ex-partner) was taking I.V. meds at home; his PIC line became infected, and when the nurse came out that day, she told us to go to the E.R.   We went to Piedmont Hospital, in Atlanta -- and we sat and we sat, until he passed out.....and then Alan SHOWED OUT big time.

(If you want to really piss me off, mess with the people I love)

 >:(

"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

 


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