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Old 06-26-2008, 09:47 AM   #2901
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To have a loved one be ill is bad enough, without having to deal with insensitive medical "experts"... Very sorry to hear of your situations, Laurie and Tanya. I hope you get the kind of care and advice you need and deserve, and that they are quickly on the road to back to good health... Blessings
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:57 AM   #2902
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Feeling a bit sheepish as I am not ill, nor are any of my loved ones...nevertheless...

Little Mrs. Kuhns died yesterday. She lived across the street from me - 97 years old, bless her - we should all be so lucky to live such a long life. Her daughter came to my house last week asking me to help her get her into the car to go to hospital - she had trouble breathing - we decided to call for ambulance, as I couldn't very well carry her and she really was in no shape to use her walker. I fixed her hair while we waited because she didn't want them seeing her "a mess" - the boys came, and off they took her and that's the last I ever saw of her. Lived on her own up to that day - we all looked in after her. She like to watch wrestling and you should have seen her eyes light up at chocolate cake! We have the same camellia and rose bushes as our homes were built/landscaped in the same era - 1920's. Her little house is the first thing I see when I open my door to fetch the paper... just sad - I'm glad she didn't suffer, but my heart is just sad. (nice to have a safe spot to post things like this...thanks for listening)
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:03 AM   #2903
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Hey pot clanger I'm sorry about your neighbour. Its sad to see an ending of someone like that.
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I'm sorry pot clanger. That's sad.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:30 AM   #2905
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My mom had what we presume was a light stroke and my dad took her to their GP who referred her to a specialist. My dad didn't ask what kind of specialist so we presumed it was a neurologist but it was a psychiatrist ! ! ! How can he refer someone with whom there is obviously something wrong physically to a psychiatrist or am I missing something? Anyway the psychiatrist referred her to have X rays done and they're going back there tomorrow for another consultation. I wanted to go along but my dad is adament that he'll handle it. I just hope the doctors aren't wasting valuable time and my parents' medical aid funds...
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I'm sorry. I'll be praying for your mom and all of you...Keep us in the loop so we know how she is doing.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:55 AM   #2906
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Okay, the 2 month saga of my DD's health nightmare is over.

When I got there yesterday morning she had had a rough night as her day nurse "filled in the night nurse" on her "drug seeking ways". However, I had talked to another nurse about the whole thing and when she got off triage at 1:30 am she became DD's nurse and treated her well. She remained in the hall untill about 11 am when her day nurse found her a curtained area with a real bed in an area where each nurse has only 4 patients. The surgery was at 2:30 and lasted a long time. The doctor was true to his word and did the exploratory and removed the appendix which "looked normal". Everything else was normal as well. When she had enough time to come out of the anesthetic I asked her how the pain was and she said the original pain was gone and she just had the surgery pain (three small incisions). We left the hospital, with her, at 9:00 pm. She is still sleeping so I don't know how the pain is today, but I really feel this horror story has finally had a good ending.

Thanks to everyone who has supported me throughout this rollercoaster ride. You really have gotten me through it.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:58 AM   #2907
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I'm so happy to hear that your daughter is on the mend.

That nurse should lose her license.. nursing is about taking care of someone and helping them feel better, not about making them feel worse. She needs to leave her problems at home.
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Tanya, I am so sorry you are going through this with your Mom. I know about medical stupidness and I also know about doctors mixing emotional and physical problems. My heart and prayers go out to you.

Potclanger, my condolences on your neighbor. It does hurt when someone whom you know like that passes away. We get attached to the people who make up the little world around us.

Oh, and vents don't have to be about health or even about anger, just things that bother us.
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:01 PM   #2909
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I'm so happy to hear that your daughter is on the mend.

That nurse should lose her license.. nursing is about taking care of someone and helping them feel better, not about making them feel worse. She needs to leave her problems at home.
Thank, Saphellae, we are considering action. And the surgeon was informed that she threatened not to give pain medication and he is "not too pleased".
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I'm glad to hear that. I'm hoping for the best outcome!
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