MagSeven: robohobo: I'm assuming this is a public hospital. And if so, why the FARK do they have video game consoles? Especially consoles worth stealing.I remember when I was around 8, I was laid up in the hospital for 4 days from strep throat complications with an added tonsillectomy. After 2 days of laying in a hospital bed with nothing to look at besides daytime soaps that I had no frame of reference to, the smile I gave them when they finally hooked up their Nintendo in my room could have probably powered a small country./there's no pain like being in pain and simultaneously watching Days of our Lives.
doglover: BronyMedic: This isn't technically the worst thing that's happened in a children's hospital.And when you learn that, you'll learn why they took the recliners out of the public ICU waiting room.Well? Spit it out.
robohobo: I'm assuming this is a public hospital. And if so, why the FARK do they have video game consoles? Especially consoles worth stealing.
Happy Hours: gadian: Happy Hours: BronyMedic:The thing is, it required surgery. So it's not a case of stubbing a toe and seeing a doctor. As for how the child came to be injured so badly, I'm willing to bet not one person on that hospital staff believes the story the family is giving. I'm sure an investigation is underway, but no one is wanting to comment. Or the kid just set himself on fire. Kids can do silly things, but I'm not sure how many manage that.I admit, I stopped reading before I got to the surgery part. I just rechecked TFA and it does mention surgery.Surgery for a burn suffered from a lighter? Yeah, there's gotta be more to it than that. I've burned myself with lighters and cigarettes over the years, but usually only when I was so drunk that it took a few seconds to notice I was burning myself. That stuff heals fine without treatment.Unless you burn yourself so badly that you need skin grafts I'm not sure what kind of surgery would be done to a burn victim. And even a kid playing with a lighter is probably going to drop it before they need skin grafts. Probably even faster than my drunk ass.So chalk this up as another poorly reported news story.
robohobo: Fair enough, so long as they're donated.
Resident Muslim: Damage control, I'm guessing.When you have both parents visiting and spending long hours with a severely injured kid, you need a place to keep the brothers and sisters occupied lest they wreak havoc (or just end up racing each other down the long hallways).
accelerus: caught stealing? off with your hand.Seriously.The arab world is really really messed up but that's one thing they got right in terms of punishing criminals. Hell I just read they are executing 4 guys that had huge roles in some multi-billion dollar fraud recently.Besides he's already in the hospital - so it will be all nice and sanitary like :)
Maus III: I'm starting to think you're either Lord, Liar or Lunatic. So which is it?
BronyMedic: This isn't technically the worst thing that's happened in a children's hospital.And when you learn that, you'll learn why they took the recliners out of the public ICU waiting room.
Great Porn Dragon: Child's Play is probably the best known.
Great Porn Dragon: As to what children's hospitals did before video games--well, generally, they'd have large toy donations (both by children's toy stores and by charities) and lending-libraries on site for child-friendly books. :3
Vodka Zombie: Umm... Am I the only one thinking that it's kind of weird that a burn from a cigarette lighter would require surgery?
BronyMedic: It's called burnout, and it's pretty common in ER nurses - especially in large urban areas that serve a socioeconomically disproportionate population.It's also the reason that everyone in a given ER fark like jackrabbits with each other and the Fire/EMS guys, tend to have at least one failed marriage on average, and tend to have alcohol and substance abuse problems.
Lsherm: BronyMedic: Resident Muslim: Damage control, I'm guessing.When you have both parents visiting and spending long hours with a severely injured kid, you need a place to keep the brothers and sisters occupied lest they wreak havoc (or just end up racing each other down the long hallways).The big reason is for the patients themselves. Some are there for weeks, months, or even years depending on their condition, and it's to keep them involved and enriched, as well as provide morale and distraction based on their respective age groups.Child Life Specialists do nothing but work with kids all day with games, movies, and video games to help them. It's a pretty awesome job.The place I work at has one of those Hotel Game-on-demand systems in each room other than in the ER, that has Gamecube and Playstation 3 games on it. It's pretty freaking neat.I had to spend a day in the ER for norovius, and they didn't entertain me for shiat. I would have LOVED an xBox. At least when I was awake.But what really would have helped were curtains, since I had a catheter and people would just rip shiat out of my junk in full view of other patients going into emergency surgery. I think hospital staff forget that because they've seen it all before, everyone else must have, too.
Happy Hours: The last time I went to the ER the nurse said "Oh sure, you can afford a cell phone, but you can't afford insurance." (I was still holding the phone I used to call the ambulance). I swear to FSM if I hadn't really been in a lot of pain I would have stuffed that asshole's head up his ass. As a matter of fact, I DID have insurance and I was really not a drug-seeker. Yeah, this biatch of a nurse (who was a guy) told the doctors his diagnosis of me right from the start and it was his diagnosis that I was a drug-seeker faking pain. They almost gave me morphine, but upon this nurses advice made me piss for them before they gave me anything. They then learned that I did not take any pain medication whatsoever but gave me something different anyway.And this is why I hate medical "professionals" more than cops. I've met a few asshole cops in my life, but they have never treated me as badly as some medical "professionals".
Happy Hours: I'm still uncertain if getting stitches counts as surgery, but thank gawd I was able to get stitches as a kid otherwise I wouldn't be able to flip people off.....almost lost the tip of my middle finger on my right hand. IIRC, that was 27 stitches and a few months of you're not allowed to go swimming or get your finger wet.I probably got at least that many stitches in other incidents that weren't as severe (farking X-Acto knives and sharp corners on furniture and such).
gadian: Happy Hours: BronyMedic:The thing is, it required surgery. So it's not a case of stubbing a toe and seeing a doctor. As for how the child came to be injured so badly, I'm willing to bet not one person on that hospital staff believes the story the family is giving. I'm sure an investigation is underway, but no one is wanting to comment. Or the kid just set himself on fire. Kids can do silly things, but I'm not sure how many manage that.
Happy Hours: BronyMedic:
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