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Posted: 10/08/21 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have prayed for both of you. May your health and well-being be restored.

Unless your wife has been incapacitated mentally by the fall, IMO respect her wishes. Hospitals are not without their risks. An adult should be free to decide what level of care she will have, barring incapacity of course. Making one's own decisions and having autonomy contributes greatly to an adult's quality of life, and quality of life generally trumps quantity (for example, who wouldn't prefer 1 year of freedom over 20 in the slammer?).


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rexlion wrote:

I have prayed for both of you. May your health and well-being be restored.

Unless your wife has been incapacitated mentally by the fall, IMO respect her wishes. Hospitals are not without their risks. An adult should be free to decide what level of care she will have, barring incapacity of course. Making one's own decisions and having autonomy contributes greatly to an adult's quality of life, and quality of life generally trumps quantity (for example, who wouldn't prefer 1 year of freedom over 20 in the slammer?).


I agree. However, with brain injuries, the person may feel perfectly fine and by the time they start feeling poorly, it's too late.

I always think of Natasha Richardson and her family. I suspect if she had a second chance, she would have not refused medical care when she first fell.


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Thanks Folks for your Prayers!Elsie is going to be fine. Sinus infection and some pneumonia. Head injury not leaving permanent scaring or any on her brain.
Daughter took her yesterday to ER and today me.

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thomasmnile wrote:

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.

She was fatigued and slightly out of kilter....and her head hurt,

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What was the fall Height? Did your wifes'head strike an unyielding surface like concrete resulting in soft tissue injury bleeding or altered level of consciousness? Does she take any bloodthinner meds? They can be a factor in closed head trauma bleeding.
Could be simple as a scalp wound, concussion, or closed brain bleed, a potentially very serious injury. Hence my suggestion of transport by ambulance to a
hospital with appropriate diagnostic resources and physicians to diagnose and treat.

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down home wrote:

Thanks Folks for your Prayers!Elsie is going to be fine. Sinus infection and some pneumonia. Head injury not leaving permanent scaring or any on her brain.
Daughter took her yesterday to ER and today me.


Glad to hear she went. Sounds like the ER visit found a potential serious problem - pneumonia.

And glad you went in also and got some help for your issues.

Be welland be safe.

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Posted: 10/11/21 02:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How are you and your wife doing today?

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