I recently had my disabled vet brother up at the Spokane Veterans Administration hospital for double hernia surgery. The nurse care he received was exemplary!
Driving home, we looked up to see a giant billboard with a real-time clock indicating a 10-minute wait time in the emergency room at a local hospital. I said brother, we need to move up here!
I flashed back to earlier this month, when I had my brain-damaged brother in the local hospital with an incarcerated hernia. He suffered in agony for almost two hours before he received pain treatment. Back on April Fools day, we were turned away at the VA clinic and ended up in the local emergency room. My brother suffered, gasping for breath with a mask on, for four hours waiting in a hallway until he was finally seen. Never saw the doctor on that visit, nurses only. It took seven hours total to receive the cure. The nurses were the guardian angels!
If you want your loved ones to survive that dreaded hospital visit, then you need to assure those nurses are paid well and watched over. We can be guardian angels to them in return.
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Joe Sterba, Richland