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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Two Hundred and Twenty Third Question

When is the last time you had to go to the Emergency Room?
What was the reason?

26 Comments:

  • At 10:09 AM, Blogger Zoe said…

    Last night I took my dog to the emergency vet. She ran into a moving vehicle.

    But if that's not what you mean then, last summer I had a reaction to an antibiotic and had to go to the emergency room at 3:00 AM. I was on a plane to Alaska for my brothers wedding 6 hours later.

     
  • At 10:44 AM, Blogger Oh, that girl. said…

    Gastro Enteritis. Not fun. Basicaly a lot of diahreah. Before that I was in for panic attacks and a toe infection. yummy!

     
  • At 11:34 AM, Blogger "Angeldust" said…

    Last June?
    Off the charts blood pressure. A real nasty one that is!

     
  • At 11:54 AM, Blogger Pixie said…

    About a year ago, I had an allergic reaction to seafood. YUCK.

     
  • At 12:42 PM, Blogger House of Suz said…

    At least 20 years ago, my roommate broke his arm when he fell off a dance platform at a nightclub.

     
  • At 1:26 PM, Blogger Mind Sprite said…

    I don't remember ever going, but my mom tells a story of me eating a whole bottle of prescription flouride vitamins when I was two. First she took me to the pharmacist who tried to get me to throw up with ipecac. When that didn't work, she drove me to the emergency room. Some awful beaurocratic woman was making my panicked mom fill out paperwork when I finally upchucked all over her typewriter! My mom loves that story :)

     
  • At 1:37 PM, Blogger Pittchick said…

    I got a bad case of food poisoning a few years ago, I think that's the last time I had to go.

     
  • At 3:30 PM, Blogger bjk said…

    Never for me....my husband on the other hand.....a cut eye about 3 months ago from playing basketball....

     
  • At 4:24 PM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    lucky for me i've yet to have a medical emergency...

    but i was just at the er this past february with my mother...she had a very high fever and was rushed by ambulance in the middle of a blizzard to the er...i sat with her from 10:00pm till 4:00am, when she was finally admitted...

    peace...

     
  • At 4:36 PM, Blogger danielle said…

    2 summers ago - for an ear infection. i had to have my best friend's boyfriend (now fiance) drive me to the local hospital for some antibiotics and pain killers.

     
  • At 8:28 PM, Blogger Mr. Incredulous said…

    A couple of years ago, I had SEVERE migranes. I'm in blinding pain, and the stupid doc wanted to do a rectal exam.
    WHAT'S WITH THAT??? Seems to me like Dr. Fetish lost sight of the issue here!

     
  • At 9:59 PM, Blogger SassyFemme said…

    For me... about 10-11 years ago. I sliced a little tip off my finger with a box cutter. A few steri-strips and a lot of bleeding and pain, and then I was fine.

    For others... a couple of years ago.

    For an animal... a few months ago.

     
  • At 10:34 PM, Blogger Anne-Marie said…

    For myself? It was after getting a sort of papervut tear on my cornea. The second time. It seems to be a recurring annoyance, easily caused by dust particles on the eye.

    -AM

     
  • At 11:08 PM, Blogger mini driver wannabe said…

    A kidney infection so painful I drove myself. Then stupidly I resisted pain meds thinking I could drive myself home. An IV of morphine, then saline, and a hefty dose of antibiotics later I got a ride from the hubby.
    BTW saline is cild, and painful. It actually burns.

     
  • At 11:11 PM, Blogger ConnieJane said…

    Due to my husband's heart attack his heart disease and the death of my dad, we have unfortunately had several trips to the emergency room in the last couple of years.

    However, the last trip was a year ago. We are friends with an elderly couple. She and I had been to a luncheon on April 30, 2005. The guys were hungry for dinner so we went together so they could eat "big." My friend was the last of us to go to the salad bar...

    I heard a strange noise and turned to see her laying flat on her face on the floor... I ran to her and asked if she was alright. She shook her head no. 911 was called... a nurse eating her dinner rushed to our aid... she was an angel... our friend stopped breathing.... she quickly turned her over and started CPR... she was back. Off to the emergency room in the ambulance... we followed quickly.

    No heart attack, no stroke, she didn't trip... but, she fell and had broken her neck... C3... by morning she was paralyzed... my May 2 she had died. One year ago today. She was 80. It was very sad. I have thought of her all day.

     
  • At 3:19 AM, Blogger alan said…

    It was a bit over a year ago. The nursing home where my wife works called and asked me to come get her; her blood pressure, normally low, was sky high and fluctuating and she wouldn't let them call and ambulance and they wouldn't let her drive herself to the ER.

    They gave her some meds and got it to come down, then our regular doctor ran tests, but never found anything conclusive, though she's on medication now, because it never came all the way back down. They think it may have something to do with the kidney she lost...

    alan

     
  • At 9:12 AM, Blogger Topher said…

    About 16 years ago wheeeww. I managed to get a pointy metal fence go through my chin and rip through my tongue a bit

     
  • At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    A couple of years ago when my husband had an infection. What a rip off, he spent 5 minutes in the hallway talking to the doctor just to be given an antibiotic and sent home. They never even took him in the ER to examine him. They charged us $1000.00 and he never did get better. It wasn't until last summer when he finally found a decent doctor that he was finally diagnosed and treated...

     
  • At 10:12 AM, Blogger Ruby said…

    A few months ago, for what was mistakenly assumed by my doctor's office as a heart attack.

    Fortunately the cause was anxiety attacks. I'm no spring chicken, but I'm *WAY* too young to be having a heart attack!

     
  • At 1:23 PM, Blogger Fletch said…

    I broke my leg when I was 5... Assume I did hosiptal then, but can't remember... :o/

    Ciao Ciao

     
  • At 2:17 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Taylor said…

    About six years ago...kidney infection. Not fun, not fun...

     
  • At 3:51 PM, Blogger Kristi said…

    When I was in tenth grade. I had mono for a good three months and my throat would swell so much that I couldn't breath. Oh wait, it was that major car wreck I was in on County Line Road probably ten years ago. I was strapped to one of those hard boards. It sucked.

     
  • At 5:37 PM, Blogger Coal Miner's Daughter said…

    I got a chunk of wood in my eye working outside...Tried to get it out for hours...went to the emergency room for hours...eventually it just came out and I never did see a doctor but they did make us pay a lot for free cable and a blood pressure check. :/

     
  • At 7:21 AM, Blogger DayDreamer said…

    James came home after a night out complaining of a bad leg - he'd had a nasty fall in a rugby match that day. But as he had spent the rest of the day in the pub, I reasoned that it couldn't have been that bad and showed him no sympathy at all. He moaned til about 2am when I took him to the hospital - turns out he had torn a ligament in his knee, he was off work for months and needed physio. Oops!

     
  • At 9:10 AM, Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said…

    Appendectomy!

     
  • At 7:12 AM, Blogger Sphinx said…

    I cut my hand open washing dishes on Mother's Day 2000. I needed 10 stitches.

     

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