…and they can almost knock you out. I took my husband to the local surgi-center for what should have been a routine procedure. Three hours later we were in a hospital emergency room. Seems his blood pressure skyrocketed to 260/130. And the surgeon and anesthesiologist had trouble bringing it down, even when he was put under. So…they stopped. And sent us to the local ER where controlled chaos reigned. It was only five o’clock in the late afternoon, but already there were several cases of ODing on drugs and/or alchohol. Sign of the poor economy maybe? My husband was shuttled on a stretcher to different parts of the ER to make room for yet more patients flooding the place.
The good news–he’s stable, all tests normal, and he’s home now. And I’m back to writing. 🙂