Sunday, May 20, 2007

Makes Me Sick

You want to read something that will make you sick (pun intended)? Check out this post by Digby chronicling the final 90 minutes of a woman's life. It begins:

In the emergency room at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Edith Isabel Rodriguez was seen as a complainer.

"Thanks a lot, officers," an emergency room nurse told Los Angeles County police who brought in Rodriguez early May 9 after finding her in front of the Willowbrook hospital yelling for help. "This is her third time here."

The 43-year-old mother of three had been released from the emergency room hours earlier, her third visit in three days for abdominal pain. She'd been given prescription medication and a doctor's appointment.

Turning to Rodriguez, the nurse said, "You have already been seen, and there is nothing we can do," according to a report by the county office of public safety, which provides security at the hospital.
Things go way downhill from there. And this is apparently not the first incident of this type.

As Digby points out, "as California goes so goes the nation". This is what we're all in for without either wealth or luck.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

That's so depressing.
"christian" nation my ass.