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Unread 03-19-2005, 09:54 PM
Writers of 'ER' should talk to a few Hyster Sisters

Anybody see 'ER' the other night? I swear, the writers of this show need to talk to a few Hyster Sisters to understand something about BLEEDING!!! (we are the champs, after all)
In this episode was a guy who was bleeding (from a tooth, I think ) in the ER. They discovered that his hemoglobin was ****8.5**** and they said "Oh my, he needs a transfusion! STAT!"....(I've been patted on the back and sent home with less blood than that - and also lived that way for 3 years or so) and THEN he starts becoming faint, just fading away before your very eyes, slipping into never-never land. Yeah, right - at an 8.5.... Typical GUY
And THEN, before he fades away, he asks about the prognosis - can they stop this bleeding from his tooth? Sad faces...."no, we're sorry - we could do something but it would only be temporary" Soooooo, since he is homeless, he decides to bleed-out and die, but only asks if someone could stay and hold his hand. SO, in less than an hour (while losing a thimble-full of blood a minute), he bleeds out and expires.
YEEEESH! Gimme a break!
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Unread 03-20-2005, 12:41 AM
Writers of 'ER' should talk to a few Hyster Sisters

Gee Whiz!!!! How unrealistic can you get and still breathe!

I bled non-stop for almost two straight months, and only quit for a week before starting back up and going another month. There were times I was soaking 2 super plus tampons and a pad every 15 minutes for four to five hours - and no one gave a hoot! My doctor said it was just old blood that had built up that my body was expelling (oh, yeah, then why was it bright red?)

Yep, ER definitely needs a serious reality check!
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Unread 03-20-2005, 01:22 AM
Writers of 'ER' should talk to a few Hyster Sisters

Hi Joano,
He had cancer and was bleeding from a large portion of his mouth. The radiation had something to do with the clotting?? I dont know for sure, but they did say radiation therapy....

Hugs
Kat
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Unread 03-20-2005, 11:15 AM
Writers of 'ER' should talk to a few Hyster Sisters

Hey, maybe they should have shoved a maxi-pad in there (and a tampon or two)??? He looked like about a 1 hour change to me.


Kat, I think you were paying closer attention than me - that does ring a bell....but if we really passed out at 8.5, then 25% of all the pre-op Hyster Sisters would be laid out ON THE FLOOR at any given time, and dead within an hour.

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Unread 03-20-2005, 06:22 PM
Writers of 'ER' should talk to a few Hyster Sisters

Yeah from what I remember he had cancer and that is why he was bleeding...and his cancer was terminal and where the bleed was located, it would have been almost impossible to stop it wihtout surgical intervention which he didn't want.
People are soooo different though. I have seen in my practice a patient with a blood sugar level of 70 and are so symptomatic they pass out (normal is around 70-104) and then my DH who is diabetic was cooking dinner and he said he felt a little "odd" and checked and it was 40...so it all depends on each person and how their body reacts.
ER is supposed to have real docs and nurses that help with the technical stuff like that.
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Unread 03-20-2005, 09:01 PM
Writers of 'ER' should talk to a few Hyster Sisters

Joano, all it means is I need a life!! It should tell you something when I have seen like every episode of ER twice, and the 70's Show like 5 times....I have missed a few Will and Grace and no longer watch Scrubs, cuz I can never find it till its over.....

*sigh*
Kat
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Unread 03-20-2005, 09:41 PM
Writers of 'ER' should talk to a few Hyster Sisters

All I want to know is why can't all the male doctors in real life look like DR Carter....................than I would go more often.

But yes the writters of these shows really need to get with it. Every show I see where a women is going into labour leaves for the hospital at the first contraction, practially (sp) screaming her head off.



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Unread 03-20-2005, 11:52 PM
Writers of 'ER' should talk to a few Hyster Sisters

If the character were a woman, she would have been patted on the back and sent home. Being a man, he was of course taken more seriously by the medical staff. He also had a harder time with it because being a man, he's just not as strong as a woman.
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Unread 03-21-2005, 02:35 PM
Writers of 'ER' should talk to a few Hyster Sisters

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Originally posted by kindred
He also had a harder time with it because being a man, he's just not as strong as a woman.

AMEN SISTER!!!
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