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Posted: 10/07/21 10:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wife fell backwards while trying to repair planter that someone ran into, last week. She went to a urgent care who said she had a traumatic brain injury but not...serous?
Well she is essentially been in bed for days. Today he said she felt some better.
She refuses to go to an ER.
I can't take her, I can't drive, possibly ruptured disc and other things. I can't sleep and medication isn't helping a lot. Can't walk well or get up or lay down.
Called her Brother a little while ago, to call her in the morning and take to her or even come and take her.please pray for my wife.

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I'm so sorry. If I were in the area I would come and take her to the doctor's.

Do you have a neighbor who can take her to see her doctor? I understand not wanting to go to ER, but a call into her regular doctor should get her some care and maybe an appointment for a scan.

Brain injuries are nothing to ignore.


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Where in the South are you?

You need to arrange for transportation back to the ER (Uber, Lyft, ambulance)? NOW!

Have you called back to Urgent Care to update them?


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Not trying to sound mean, or stick my nose where it doesn't belong. First off, I will pray for you and your wife.

Secondly, I still believe in god helps those who help themselves. I get not wanting to go to the ER, but she needs to see a doctor. If you can't take her, there has to be someone, a neighbor or friend who will. Uber or Lyft is a great idea.

You owe it to her to get her to a doctor. DO IT NOW

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I can get her there. She just won't go.

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Will she do a telephone or zoom appointment with her doctor?

That may be all she needs and will second the opinion of the urgent care. And if the doctor says she needs a scan, etc, she may be more willing to listen.

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Retired paramedic here. The urgent care facility made their diagnosis based on what? Is your wife's behavior significantly different than before her accident? What, if any physical symptoms is she displaying?

Not a lot of detail provided, but I would suggest 911 call for an ambulance, transport to a hospital for evaluation where a doctor could order imaging such as a CT scan or MRI, tests I'm sure weren't available at an urgent care facility.

Don't know where you are, but in Florida EMS personnel were covered
by what was called the incapacitatd patient law. Simply put, if in the judgment of a paramedic or EMT a patient (based on history, behavior,symptoms, physical presentation) could be transported to a hospital for evaluation; not to be confused with laws addressing psychiatric or mental health crisis.

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down home wrote:

I can get her there. She just won't go.


When my mother suffered serious brain issue, my wife and I physically forced her out of bed and took her to hospital. Turned out was a terminal brain tumor.

Better, I would do what Thomas said .


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There are services that have MDs and nurses who make house calls. Please consider.


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Posted: 10/08/21 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

its simple call 911 she wont have a choice if they see shes at risk .Let her be mad ag you atleast shes alive still

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