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Ever since 9AM this morning....

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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Well, my sister says she is not feeling good and needs to desperately go the hospital ER. I dropped her off there at 9 O clock this morning. Plus, I had to go to work until 10PM tonight. Now whether it's from all the firework dummies also being in the ER, I have no clue. But she has been in the waiting room, since 9AM.


Could be a few things in play here:

Either,

1] They may have way to many idiots that don't know how to play with fireworks.
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2] They are waiting for my sister to die.

3] They are waiting for her to just leave.

4] Maybe it has something to do with Medicaid. We know Medicaid is paying, so you can just sit there forever. Self-Pay, you'll be seen faster. I know, I didn't wait that long for my sprained wrist.

Hmm, I'm trying to decide what the heck is taking so long?



I know I wouldn't wait over 15 hours for a doctor. But, she's determined. I keep calling her and said I would pick her up.

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:09 PM
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UNBELIEVABLE

Obamacare ftw? Yea right



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Maybe she's flirting with a cute Doctor. They work long shifts ya know...


I'm trying to put a positive spin on a crappy situation.

Des




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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone
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Maybe she's flirting with a cute Doctor. They work long shifts ya know...


I'm trying to put a positive spin on a crappy situation.

Des




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Knew she was giving me an excuse for something.



Better bring home a rich one.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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What time was it when you posted this? timestamp on your post is 11pm..

if thats the case, WTF?

I know I was in hospital once for a stab wound and they left me in a cubicle with a drawn curtain for 3 hours. Blood seeping out of the bandage the ambulance applied, pain throbbing with each tick of the clock, it felt like 6 hours, but nothing like that, I've never seen anything that ridiculous...

They couldn't wait to kick me out the next day, until they remembered I'd just had a major operation on my leg and couldn't walk.. idiots..

That sort of wait your talking is stuff that should make the news!




posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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From what she said when I called her, she said there is over 100 people in the waiting room with some patients just walking out. Man, sucks to be that hospital right now. It's 12AM here.


I told her I would pick her up and take her to an outpatient clinic tomorrow. It probably go a lot faster.

She thinks it's a heart attack, I think it's an anxiety attack from all her stress with her kid and x.


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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:33 PM
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Are her lips or fingernails blue? Take her to one of those 24 hour Emergency Clinics.

Emergency rooms here won't even look at you until you hand over your entire financial history, the deed to your property, the title to your automobile, every account number you have, your SSN, your driver's liscence, and your spouse, cat, dog and first and last born - and answer as to whether your underwear was clean or not. * ALMOST sarcasm*

They stand between the patient and the operating room and demand to know everything before they UNLOCK the door for you to go through.



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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:40 PM
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I don't think we have 24 clinics here. It's a small town.

Maybe the hospital is waiting for me to pay my bill. It will be a long wait. The dog owner has the bill. I don't.

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:40 PM
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the longer they keep you in the hospital the better chance you have of getting sick, which is the endgame.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:42 PM
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Well she don't need to make me contagious. I got to live with her. Be walking around the house with a Fukishima face mask.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:47 PM
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Uh, what kind of ridiculousness is this?

If she, or you, thinks she is in serious danger, do a very easy thing. Step outside of the hospital, walk across the street, then CALL 911 and get an ambulance. They will arrive in short order, check your sister out, and if there is really something wrong with her they will take her to the hospital. And she will be treated right way, not wait around in a waiting room for hours.

If, on the other hand, there is NOT something seriously wrong with her, she can just tell them to leave, and avoid the expensive ambulance ride to the hospital.

Is this really that difficult of a thing to figure out? She thinks she is having a heart attack and sits around in a waiting room for hours and hours? Who in their right mind would do that? Beyond stupid.

I'd bet cash money that either the whole story is false, or there is nothing wrong with your sister and she is just being a drama queen, which the people at the ER don't appreciate much as there are people who actually need their services there. Which is why they are making her wait forever.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:52 PM
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You could always take her to a smaller hospital which are usually less congested. Have her ask the wait time and if it is too much longer take her to a smaller local hospital. They will transport her to a larger hospital if it is something they can't treat.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:58 PM
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Well, I won't point out the obvious because that much is true. I have even told her that. But the story is true and she is still there.

Like I told my dad tonight, which also happened with my step-mom, there is only so many times you claim your sick before no one believes you and the one time you are, no one believes you and you end up really dying. True story. I told him the same thing is going to happen to her that happened to my step-mother. But, she doesn't see that.

All I can do is give her support. She's family and I'm not going to abandon her.

I keep checking up on her every hour. But I am not waiting in a hospital.
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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 12:01 AM
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It could also be possible that all the medications she mixes might be giving her a chemical imbalance making her feel anxiety or making her feel like she's having a heart attack.

That's why I'm not dismissing what she is saying.
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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by Manhater
 

From what she said when I called her, she said there is over 100 people in the waiting room with some patients just walking out. Man, sucks to be that hospital right now. It's 12AM here.

If it is that busy, that explains the wait. Bad timing. I have been to the Emergency room for free treatment and escorted others there so many times. It is easy to relate the wait. That is not out of the ordinary. They take the most serious patients first and others just wait until the load is lighter. You go there, sign in and wait. If you hear helicopters landing on the roof, forget it. If they come out and tell you there was a train wreck... go home. If the computer is down... beat it.

Best time to go is daytime when the most staff are on hand to handle cases. Not on a Monday, Friday or after a Holiday (the worst). Tell her to sit it out. She will be seen and receive the utmost cheapest trainee intern care they have to offer that will not include an actual cure but rather a simple question and answer, maybe some antibiotics and or pain meds.


She thinks it's a heart attack, I think it's an anxiety attack from all her stress with her kid and x.

Maybe not. When she first got there and registered they took her blood pressure and Temperature. They might let her sit until she actually keels over and then (being sick enough) they will "see her". Or until she "gets better" and goes home. There is no "medicaid" for walkin heart "emergencies".

Tell her to save her limited visits there for real emergencies, not "think its a heart attack". You wouldn't want her to get a reputation over that. It affects ones "credibility" (they do keep track of Hypochondriacs).

Emergency free visits are for things like broken bones, blood, infections, etc. There has to be something visibly wrong that warrants real treatment. Its been that way for decades, not just under Obama Care. Sorry, I know this sounds harsh, I do have some experience with this.This is not regular patient care. It is that nether world of after dark emergency walk-in free clinic care.

Go sit with her and help her over the anxiety? Or get her some Vicadin. Three days worth ought to do it (just kidding). Maybe some mixed drinks at a bar and babysit for a day?



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 12:19 AM
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Originally posted by intrptr
Maybe some mixed drinks at a bar ?


I did buy her a couple of drinks, but she doesn't drink them for the week, so when I have my days off and run out my jager, First thing I go for, is her alcohol. I'm doing her a favor.



But, yeah, totally get what your saying.

That's what I told her. Told her to come home and I'll take her to the clinic tomorrow. They did all the blood work and blood pressure, and EEG and stuff and told her she had an irregular heart rate. So, I don't know what they're waiting on now.

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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 12:42 AM
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I'll be back, going to go check on her. She's not picking up the phone now, and considering some hospitals are famous for letting patients die in the waiting room, going to have to go nudge her to see if she's still kicking. See you later.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:20 AM
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Originally posted by Manhater
 

Told her to come home and I'll take her to the clinic tomorrow.

Theres a sister. Wish I had a sibling like you. I have a brother but he never did that for me. Even when I was living "outdoors".


I'll be back, going to go check on her. She's not picking up the phone now, and considering some hospitals are famous for letting patients die in the waiting room, going to have to go nudge her to see if she's still kicking. See you later.

Go girl... she probablymaybefinally got thru.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:32 AM
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Well just got back and would of stayed longer if it hadn't been the guy next to her. He's dying from something and I don't know if he's contagious and I don't want to get sick. But he was smelling up the place. The smell you would get you sick alone. RIP to her neighbor.

But, looks like she has an abnormal blood reading on liver now. It's not just the irregular heartbeat now.

That's not good at all.

She's not showing signs Jaundice yet. That's is a good sign.

If they move her into her own room, I'll go back. But right now, she's in the hallway and it reeks.

If I go back, it will be with a face mask on.


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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 09:11 AM
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After 24 hours, they have finally admitted her. So, something is wrong.




Hope it's nothing too serious.

May get on my nerves sometimes, but I still love her.

Hope she's okay.
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