Joel74 Posted April 7, 2019 Share Posted April 7, 2019 9 hours ago, MontanaLon said: One of the articles said they were diagnosed as having flu by medical care of some sort. It is a shame, there is a test for flu and it is cheap to run and accurate but is often skipped by providers because "it isn't necessary". A friend of mine died a couple of years back from toxic shock after having been to the doctor and being diagnosed with flu based on symptoms only and no test. She actually ended up calling 911 and being taken in to the hospital after 3 days of no improvement. By that time, her organs we failing and she lingered in ICU for several days before dying. Had she been diagnosed correctly through testing she would still be alive. It wasn't even the common cause of toxic shock in females. It was an ingrown hair that killed her. Barely more than a pimple in outward appearance. I hadn't read he was diagnosed with the flu. My point is still valid for those of us still here. And yes I understand seeking treatment doesn't always end with recovery. Still I wish that when the police first showed up at Jeff and Nancy's door they would have been transported to the hospital. Treatment of the symptoms of dehydration and fever may have made a difference. I'm already missing G's presence here. His sudden loss is also bringing up memories of those I've lost. The list grows long at 62 years old. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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