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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #38)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 12:21 AM

49. I had to take my 83 year old husband to ER last December

He became ill suddenly(at night, of course) and couldn't even stand up. I suspected a stroke so I called for an ambulance. He went through triage, they put him in a wheelchair and then we waited six hours before finally getting several tests and treatment which consisted of a couple of bags of fluid for rehydration. Then they sent us home over my protests. I wasn't sure I could get him back up the stairs and into bed. They told us to visit our GP the next day which was a Friday. When I phoned the Doctor the next next morning the best they could do was a visit with the nurse practioner on the following Tuesday.

But the waiting room was hellish. Full of people of all ages-babies to us old folks- coughing all over each other. One woman in a wheelchair had pulled her blanket over
her head. No way to tell if she was dead or alive under there. Another woman with long dark hair doubled over in her wheel chair, hair hanging nearly to the floor. I never saw her face.

When I had to go to urgent care New Year's Eve a couple of years ago same thing-people were packed together like sardines. That visit only took about four hours but I swore to myself I'd never do it again. I'll stay home and take my chances.

What a nightmare it will become when those waiting areas are filled with with Coronavirus victims!

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