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Want a taste of "Health Care" , take it from one who is experienced.
May 28th, wife went into the hospital. Comatose.Emergency room at 2;30 in the morning.
Within one hour, Dr. calls me and stepson into the room and tells us point blank, She is brain dead, and you need to go outside,think it over and let me know what to do, as in unplug her from Life Support.
OK, Been there, less then 45 mins, and she is brain dead.
No treatment , only stomach pumping, and she is brain dead.
Well,me and stepson ain't going for that ****. So we talk, go back and ask some questions. Same answer, she is gone, and you need to make a decision.
OK,back outside. more talk, more crying, all the stuff that goes with a tragic deal. Not believing this is happening.
Back inside, more questions. Dr. says, ok guys, Im going to send her to have a CAT Scan, and that will tell us what we need to know. OK, so she goes to Cat Scan, back in about 30 mins. Another talk with the Dr.
Thats it guys, she has no brain activity at all, so, what do you want to do? You need to make a decision, cause im leaving here in 30 mins. !!!
Well, you know what we said about his 30 mins.
Now this is pushing 6:00 am. We go back out and talk for over an hour. Finally make the decision to unplug her.
Go back in, and low and behold, we have a new Dr. and nurses.
Dr. intros himself, tells us he has seen her charts, and has talked to "That Dr.". Tells us that he cannot advise us to unplug her.
Now, we have been told for 3 hours, that she is brain dead. Cannot be transferred to another hospital, cause they will not take a brain dead patient.
Now, this guy is telling me that he cannot advise us to unplug her. ??? Needless to say, I got a little upset.
Long story made short.
She was transferred to Another hospital, spent 26 days in ICU, and another 26 in recovery. She is now at home and doing quite well. As in almost totally normal, Cooking , cleaning, gardening, all the regular things that wifes do.
Instead of sitting on the mantle, as the first Dr. would have had her doing.
Total cost: $378.000 for in hospital care, not counting Drs' in the hospital. Another 30.000.00.
Emergency room was only 10000.00, for the privilage of almost killing her.
Welcome to the American Health Care System.
Unfortunately, didn't have insurance on her. So, got a minor problem with paying the bill. But will survive.
I would highly recommend a second opinion, in life or death matters.
Had I been Illegal, would have been free , Ain't that amazing.
Oh, and by the way, CAT SCANS ,DO NOT SHOW BRAIN ACTIVITY. Lied to us about the scan.
Honey, where's the check book, it's Fedex again