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Monday, June 22, 2009

ER visit from hell (Father's Day)

Yesterday I felt really bad and tried to tough it out as long as I could but in the end I had to get a ride to the ER. My wife is still out of town that is why it took me so long to go into the ER, I had to find someone to watch the girls for me. I got my sister-in-law to watch the girls and drop (STRESS the word drop off) at the ER at about 10 PM CST. I could not hold any fluids down, eat anything, or even take my meds; on top of all that I was vomiting all day. The visit to the ER close to my house (Southwest Side of Fort Worth, TX) was horrible:
  • They don't take the precautions that should be taken when handling a transplant patient
  • Most of the medical professionals I was treated by had never dealt with a lung transplant patient.
  • They refused to contact the transplant doctor on call at the hospital where all my post transplant care is given.
  • These doctors (loosely used) basically gave me some IV fluids, some anti-nausea meds, then sent me home (discharged at 214 AM CST) Knowing I had no one at home to watch me, not knowing if I could take my meds, and also with the knowledge that I did not have a ride home. When I told them I had no was home at 214 AM they said I could just sit and wait in the waiting room.

After this experience I hope I NEVER HAVE THE MISFORTUNE of Being TREATED at Harris Methodist Southwest's ER staff ever again.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Kindergarten was "Easy Breezy"

Little sister was not interested in pictures she wanted to go to her school and have snacks

I am just happy that I am still around to enjoy priceless moments like this; Raegan is also helping me edit my blogs as I am not smarter than a rising First Grader.