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(CBS Chicago)   Maggots found in nursing home patient's ear. Great, now everyone is gonna want them   (chicago.cbslocal.com) divider line 18
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2012-12-03 06:36:30 PM
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dmars: Happy Hours: You think maggots care if the tissue is alive or dead?

Yes, maggots do care. While there are some species of flies that consume live flesh they are rarely seen inside the United States. If they are the common variety then they won't eat live flesh.

It is still gross from the irrational stand point, the rational side of me says this isn't a big farking deal and was brought on by a preexisting issue with the ear canal and no harm was actual done. Then again if this happened to my mother I would probably just sue and hope the jury is a bunch of farking retards like you and award me some money because you are grossed out.


Think about it - you are unable to communicate in any way, but you can still feel everything.

And there are maggots in your ear.

Just because they aren't easting on live flesh doesn't mean she wasn't harmed. Mental torture is still torture.

And yes, I would call an ear full of maggots pretty damn torturous. Do not want.
2012-12-03 03:18:21 PM
2 votes:
Another good reason to allow assisted suicide when you still have enough brains left to process it. That woman has no reason to be left alive other than make some company rich and drain the family savings.
2012-12-03 11:11:54 PM
1 votes:
I worked in the kitchen at a nursing home during high school.
The amount of uneaten food sent back was astounding and depressing
When we delivered dinner at one floor there was a lady who was always saying "help me".
Don't know if she actually needed help but my god was that a sad place to work.
2012-12-03 09:41:12 PM
1 votes:

Tyrosine: Are you a doctor?

Nope, biologist.


So you're not qualified to prescribe a medical treatment that in this case was not actually prescribed.

And you think these maggots (you can't even possibly know the exact species, can you?) distinguish between live and dead flesh. Okay, I'm no biologist so maybe they can, but obviously the doctors didn't think they were beneficial in this case since they removed them.

Hey, I took biology in high school so I have a GED in biology too. And I took physiology in college so I guess that makes me just as qualified as you to prescribe medical treatments and say if a patient in my hospital has a few dozen maggots in her ear that's actually a benefit and not a problem.

Or are you saying these doctors should be sued for malpractice for removing the maggots from her ear?
2012-12-03 06:38:10 PM
1 votes:

namegoeshere: easting


There was an f on feasting, but the maggots ate it.
2012-12-03 06:32:10 PM
1 votes:
For that money, he could hire round the clock, in home nursing aides. And at this point, she has passed the most labor intensive stage of Alzheimer's, when they can freak out and sneak out and start fires and fight you (believe me, tard strength has nothing on Crazy Old People strength). She's in the bed from now on, unless you take her out of the bed.

Get her the hell out of the home and bring in help. Best for everyone.
2012-12-03 06:20:29 PM
1 votes:
For those of you saying that it's ok because maggots only eat dead tissue: would you allow maggots to live in your ears? I rather think not!
2012-12-03 05:03:23 PM
1 votes:
Great. I clicked on it to see the 'disturbing video' only to be told that it was too disturbing for them to show.
2012-12-03 04:57:31 PM
1 votes:
I will check out before I ever get to "nursing home" stage. I have no desire to exist in that environment. Every time I see one of these types of stories it just reinforces my conviction in that regard.
2012-12-03 04:55:12 PM
1 votes:

Tyrosine: The maggots were eating dead tissue and bacteria, so as gross as it sounds they were doing her more good than harm. Likely more effective that the topical antibiotics she was given (which are far less effective than ones taken orally). One would think that the enlarged ear canal being a per-existing condition making her prone to infections and the need to periodically clean out wax, the doctor would have put her on a 10 day course of oral antibiotics 72 hours before the wax removal.


Wait, how do you know the maggots were just eating dead tissue and bacteria?

You think maggots care if the tissue is alive or dead?

And yes, I am aware of maggot therapy to remove dead tissue but this was obviously not a treatment intentionally prescribed.

Are you a doctor? At $10,000 a month one would hope actual doctors would be treating her and would have more valid opinions on the subject than some random guy on Fark.
2012-12-03 04:19:23 PM
1 votes:

Great Porn Dragon: Jeff Goldblum "Fly"? Ok, gross, but not too bad.


When brundlefly regurgitates on that guys leg and it melts?
2012-12-03 04:16:16 PM
1 votes:
The family seemed more upset at the amount the nursing home cost, than the maggot infestation.
2012-12-03 04:08:04 PM
1 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I will personally eat a bullet rather than be put in a nursing home.

/YMMV


Yup. Nursing homes are sad, nasty places. Depressing to go in to. My mom used to work at a nursing home when I was younger. I hated going in there. Just so freaking sad. 20 years later, she's an RN and the resident care director at a retirement community and that place is nice as hell. There's a big difference between a nursing home and an 'assisted living retirement community'
2012-12-03 04:06:53 PM
1 votes:
The maggots were eating dead tissue and bacteria, so as gross as it sounds they were doing her more good than harm. Likely more effective that the topical antibiotics she was given (which are far less effective than ones taken orally). One would think that the enlarged ear canal being a per-existing condition making her prone to infections and the need to periodically clean out wax, the doctor would have put her on a 10 day course of oral antibiotics 72 hours before the wax removal.
2012-12-03 03:55:23 PM
1 votes:
The article mentions how the patient screamed as they extracted the maggots. Alrighty then, nightmares tonight it is.
2012-12-03 03:13:28 PM
1 votes:
The good news... the noises you're hearing aren't schizophrenia!

The bad news... you know what, just sit back and let the anesthetic kick in.
2012-12-03 03:04:11 PM
1 votes:
blogs.houstonpress.com

Last thing they saw.
2012-12-03 03:03:37 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, no farking way am I clicking on that video.
 
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