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Author Topic: I NEED YOUR HELP  (Read 440 times)

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Offline hrmrhiannon01

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I NEED YOUR HELP
« on: April 27, 2013, 03:00:35 PM »
On December 21st, 2012, I called Rhiannon on my way home from work to see if he wanted me to stop and pick up anything from the grocery.  Within ten minutes of that call and my arriving at home, I found Rhiannon, partially disoriented, curled up in a fetal position, blood streaming down his face and on the patio, with him asking me what had happened.  I got Rhiannon up and in the bathroom and began assessing the situation.  He had about an 8 inch wide laceration above his left eye brown, and lacerations to his nose, chin, and cheek.  Further observation revealed a possible broken nose as it had begun to swell and changing to a bluish color.  I immediately applied pressure to the wound and called 911. 

 

Upon arrival, EMS inquired as to how it occurred.  I explained that I had just spoken to him not more than ten minutes prior, and all was okay.  Sometime within ten minutes of my arriving home, he had blacked out and fell face forward into the concrete patio without a break in the fall.  He was taken to Norton Brownsboro Hospital where his previous PCP (Norton Infectious Disease) practiced. 

 

ER nurse "Shannon" evaluated him and began irrigating and cleaning the wound.  He was admitted that evening for observation while they determined the possible cause for the fall.  Being almost 2 am, and having to work the next day, I went home fed the dogs, and retired for the evening.  I went to work for a few hours the next morning (Sat, 22), and then onto the hospital around noon to check in on Rhiannon.  While there, not more than 20 or so minutes, Rhiannon's nurse (lets call her Cathy) came in to discuss what happened as Rhiannon was displaying some signs of memory loss.  I explained the above incident.  During this conversation, the television news (WDRB) was discussing the recent shooting in Connecticut school killing several children and adults by a person with mental health issues.  I stated to Cathy, as a mental health professional, I understand why people snap and expressed concern for the victims, and the alleged shooter.  Cathy immediately interjected and stated, "I cant have this conversation with you".  Looking at one another, perplexed, I asked Cathy why she appeared offended.  She reiterated, "I cant have this discussion with you and proceeded to walk toward the door."  I apologized for whatever it was that upset her, and began reading a freshly printed copy of the patient handbook that was on a shelf.  As Rhiannon and I talked about the nurse's strange behavior, I noticed two men looking into Rhiannon's room.  Around this time, his IV machine began beeping loudly.  I approached the nursesí station to ask assistance in resetting or quieting the machine.  As I turned, one of the males (they both looked about 22 years old, maybe younger) commented to the other, "you go on I got this".  I approached the door to Rhiannonís' room and inquired of the fell, "By any change are you here for us" as I looked down at the name "Security"  on his badge.  he proceeds to explain that Nurse Cathy had complained to security that a "family member" had threatened harm to staff and she needed assistance.  I walked into the room and explained what the man had  stated to me.  Rhiannon because extremely irritated, pulled out his IV, and proceeded to get dressed.  The Security guard reported he could not intervene as he was not an employee of the hospital but a paid contractor who had to investigate the complaint.  After hearing the story, he reported he didnít see a problem but had to follow the hospital request to have us escorted from the property.  Rhiannon had just been sutured up and was waiting to see a doctor for the concussion, and later diagnosed UTI (urinary tract infection). So we were "escorted" from the hospital grounds to our car. 

 

Over the next several days, Rhiannon begins to have displayed a sensitivity to lights, headaches, pain in neck and arm, not to mention his broken nose, and soreness from the fall. 

 Currently now as of 4/27/2013  My viral load is over 6 mill and t-cell is less than 100. I went to the WINGS Clinic as I could not fid any other help with this disease and was seen by DR. Huang until she left . Now I went I to see a new physician she refuses to write anything as she states she is an HIV specialist and says that my pain is not HIV related.. OH if you only saw my medical records this is so far from being true as she never even looked at my medical records from the date I saw her.  I am now forced on Hosparuce to find the help I need for pain. I am no longer taking HIV meds as I do not have them.. I am not allowed to see any physicians or I can be dropped by Hosparuce.. What is one to do when you cannot find the right medical help , the last thing I want to do is close the WINGS clinic down , so many depend on them. I could of closed them down when Dr Haung was the main physician. We talked about it and I felt really bad as this is not what I want to do. I will start using star power and any other help I can receive. Its obvious the WINGS clinic does not care about anyone. With this ne bill passed over Opiates She said I had to see a Pain specialist which I have been to.. Many of them and they send my back to my HIV physician a they state itís HIV related and they do not deal with HIV person and Pain.. I am stuck.. Pain specialist will not help and nor will any other physician.  Does anyone have any ideaís of what I can do. My last option is to bring the WINGS clinic down.. and trust me. I will succeed in doing this. I just do not want to hurt others in the long run and I will fight till my death to see them closed and will use all my power including Celebrity power.. And the local news media. 

Most sincerely,

Rhiannon
  P.s I just read from an old pst of mine and just to answer you. I do not and dont have alot of doctors and I do not doctor shop, I have a clean bill when it comes to having only 1 doctor to take care of all my issues as they have always done for the past 24 years.. so No I dont have or have not seen a bunch of doctors for pain meds. I do not do that and will TELL YOU up front i am not that kind of person. Also I am on meds for depression etc so I dont need to see a happy doctor.. my own companion of 12 years is a Lic Psychiatric, he does not treat me although he has advised me to see someone and I have. so please do not think i am not seeing a happy doctor for this issue.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: I NEED YOUR HELP
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 12:46:40 AM »
I'm having trouble understanding your post.  You begin with the injury to your partner?, but then switch to your issues.  I also live in Louisville.  I go to the WINGS Clinic, which has now changed names to the 550 Clinic.  My "sister-in-law" is a nurse at Norton Brownsboro. 

If I understand you correctly, WINGS will not prescribe pain meds to you?  I know they have prescribed them to some patients, because I've overheard them discussing doing urine tests on pain patients.  Perhaps they have changed their policy, like so many other docs.  So many are sending chronic pain patients to pain clinics.  They don't want the "hassle" anymore.  They can still prescribe pain meds, but they just have to do patient contracts, if prescribing for more than 3 days.  I know there are different pain clinics here.  Bluegrass Pain Specialists is just one. 

I am confused with your issue with WINGS.  If I understand, your pain is from the virus and they aren't treating the pain?  Why aren't you on HIV meds?  I know WINGS wouldn't let someone go without meds, especially someone in a dire situation with a CD4 under 200 and a very high viral load.  Has the issue with the pain meds caused you to stop getting care for HIV? 

Perhaps you could better explain the situation.  I apologize for being confused.  I think the confusion is discussing the injury, the bombing, and the situation at Norton Hospital, and then discussing your issues with pain, the WINGS Clinic, and not having your HIV managed.  There is so much there to digest. 

 


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