Tag Archives: Emergency Room

Medical update — 040911

I got the call at 2:30 this morning.  Mom was found on the floor beside her bed.  She didn’t respond to the Piedmont Place nurses who then took her vital signs.  They were much too low.  Paramedics were called, and … Continue reading

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Medical update — 081710

Pop died on Thursday and was buried on Sunday. I don’t know quite how to tell you this, but Mom fell again last night. She became unconscious, fell and conked her head pretty good. My baby sister, Elizabeth, was right … Continue reading

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Perspective — 061210

At the end of yesterday’s post, I said there wasn’t likely to be any news for the remainder of the day.  Then I called Lisa and asked her to pick me up at the hospital.  She called me from the … Continue reading

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Medical update — 061110

Pop says it best: “Mom had me for two weeks, and now I’m back here.” ‘Here’ is the hospital; the same one we just left. What happened to get him here is clear. Why he’s still here is not (at … Continue reading

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Letter to hospital system president

Following is the text of a letter dated today and addressed to the CEO/President of the local health system constituted by three major hospitals and many other medical facilities.  Certain information has been obscured for legal and privacy reasons.  The … Continue reading

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