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Old 08-24-2008, 10:55 PM
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I needed to commend the fine young physicians, nurses and staff who assisted my 70 year old mother when she was admitted to the emergency room there. She has suffered for years with obstructions in her bowel. Pocono Medical began with a botched operation that she has been dealing with ever since. Without much to go on and with little more than my mothers oral history, they performed an emergency surgery (July 08 she was transported about 30 miles to Easton Hospital) and removed 4 feet of her bowel. Without doing so she would most likely have died. And painfully. The doctors made a choice. I'm glad that they did. I know how hard it is for them to have such responsibility. It's not a career everyone chooses. My mother and my family were shown continuous compassion and care by the entire staff while she was there. She was admitted a second time (Aug. 08) when they felt that she was again experiencing difficulty. I live in Pittsburgh and I know something about medical providers but more importantly I know about compassion. One nurse took time out to pray with my mother for my son in Iraq. Her son was in Iraq too. Another nurse shared her story about her own pain management for fibromyalgia with my mother. One thing I learned during this hospitalization, is, and perhaps it's the quality of teaching there, I do not know but I felt that another element was at play. Perhaps providence? There was a sense to me that the staff had a bond and were genuinely respectful towards one another. Is it specific to Easton Hospital? I don't know. I can say that I never felt it before anywhere else. There are more dimensions to getting well, and sometimes God and the universe has other plans. I appreciate the dedication that Easton Hospital showed us all. If anything happens again, by the grace of God, this is where she will go.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:43 PM
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I sure hope you sue Pocono Medical. Good luck to you & your mom.
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