I can report from firsthand knowldege that the ER at Kaiser is one hopping place!

I found myself there due to almost a week of the stomach flu and the severe dehydration that made them hook an IV into me with a saline drip, stat!

Although I was way down on the priority list with the guy whose finger being cut and the subsequent horrible infection resulting in them having to possibly amputate the finger to the newborn with a severe lung infection that required an oxygen mask and a quick check in to the NICU being just a tad more urgent. And these were just the people in the next two rooms! Poor things.

Being there from 8:30am to 3:30pm wasn’t so bad, though. They kindly threw in some anti-nausea drugs which finally gave me some relief after having eaten a total of approximately 3.5 crackers over the course of 4 days.

So, all I can say is- get thee some antibacterial wipes/lotion and use them! This is one nasty, nasty bug.

1 Comment so far

  1. Dave Share (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 11:30 pm

    Its so nice to hear how understanding you were. I work in the ER at St Joe’s in Orange. People just can’t get past themselves and how important they are. So on behalf of ER staffs everywhere, thank you! And spread your positive attitude to others!

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