Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:18 PM
Hope whatever is wrong with your friend is not serious.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:42 PM
Calling the hospital isn't going to do much good. Due to HIPPA laws, you need a code to get any information. Without it, the nurses cannot legally tell you anything.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:06 PM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:08 PM
Hope your friend is doing okay and glad he went to get it checked out.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:09 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:08 PM
Long story short, her daughter is not assertive and didn't have the balls to stand up to the doctors. Thank GOD for an intern/extern that happened on her case and took things in his own hands. She was moved to Ohio State U. for emergency surgery and it's a miracle that she is still alive. She's not the same though........
What I'm saying is that if you are truly concerned for your friend, you CAN go to the hospital and you CAN ask questions and assert yourself. They can tell you that they cannot tell you anything but if your friend is lying there and its ok with him then ask away!!!!!
Perhaps his mother needs someone by her side to help her assert herself? Just saying. Its always comforting to know that you are not alone in these instances and perhaps that's what she needs. YOU.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:17 PM
The problem is, I'm in NC and they're in FL. I don't know any of his friends/family down there.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:09 PM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:33 PM
Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:48 AM
I hope they already did that.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:56 PM
Long story short, the guy has gotten some bad breaks, bad home life when younger, etc.... Joined the army to try to make something of himself and before leaving married his GF. Of course while he's getting shot at, she's messing around. He gets discharged early for injuries and PTSD. She divorces him. The VA it seems just wants to pump you full of pills and send you on your merry way rather than deal with stuff. He gets in a motorcycle accident and further injures himself pretty badly. Loses job. Just one thing after another.
So his mom never responded to me again - grrrrrrr
I messaged his on/off again GF on FB. She replied after a couple days saying he had woken up one day with both eyes swollen shut and in a lot of pain. I know he'd been having migraines prior to this. She said they did some sort of laser surgery on both eyes and he's slowly recovering and still in a lot of pain, both from this and all his other stuff. Then she tells me he's been abusing his meds. He had told me a while back he was taking too much stuff, but I was under the impression that the doctors were forcing all this stuff on him. Then the additional accident didn't help. Plus PTSD. The last two times I actually spoke with him on the phone, the one time in particular, it was difficult to understand him due to slurred speech, etc.... But he told me he was trying to cut back on his meds. I figured it was all the pain and such talking. But she's asked me for help because he likes me and respects me. I feel pretty certain he has no true support where he's at. I'm 700 miles away and don't know what I can do. He really needs a new environment to even get a foothold. I asked her to call me and gave my number. I want to talk with her since I've never met her before and try my best to gauge the situation as best as I can before I do or say anything. This just sucks. I haven't heard from her yet. I hope she calls. I'll do anything in my power to help any one of my friends, but I really have no clue what to do besides show up at his door and kidnap him and bring him back with me.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:23 PM
I hope you can find a way to help him.
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