Note: This is a part of a series of posts about DrG’s parents, who both suffered from and ultimately passed away from serious health conditions – his mom from multiple myeloma, and his dad from complications from a severe stroke. Over the course of their illnesses, he put up these posts. DrG thought about removing them, but ultimately decided to leave them up in the hopes that they would help other people.
I want to offer my thanks to the conventional medical system – THANK YOU!
Last week my dad apparently suffered from multiple pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs) and pneumonia. He began complaining of severe chest pain (everyone thought it was a heart attack) and was taken to the hospital by very competent paramedics and began receiving intensive care. I flew down last week to spend time with my parents.
Without this intensive hospital care, he would have died, but thanks to the power of conventional Western medicine he’s alive today. This is why I’m such a proponent of INTEGRATIVE medicine – using the best of both the conventional and “natural” systems. No one has all the answers or can help in every situation.
As someone who treats outpatient (non-hospitalized) patients with chronic health problems (primarily digestive, hormonal, and auto-immune problems) I don’t have much contact with hospital medicine, so it was an eye-opener to spend some time at the hospital. I was very impressed with the high tech tools they had available and their commitment to my dad’s care.
While we never did see a doctor over the course of multiple days at the hospital (and I was never able to get a really clear answer of what was going on and why), the nurses were spectacular. Especially one named Laurie who seemed extremely competent and was very friendly and reassuring. I doubt you’ll ever read this Laurie, but thank you for all your help.
The good news: my dad continues to slowly improve and it’s likely he’ll be out of the hospital in 7-10-14 more days. My family and I would appreciate your prayers and good thoughts.
As a doctor, I can’t help but add my own $.02 to the care my dad is receiving. Here are a few thoughts.
Things I would like to add:
Unfortunately right now these therapies are not understood by MD’s and not in use in hospitals. Thanks again to the conventional system for the care you’ve given my father, and here’s to hoping in the future we can have true integrated medicine!
Here’s the video of the New Zealand man saved by Vitamin C:
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