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amanda2581 posted:
I was in so much pain last night I was screaming for a ambulance but husband kept telling me deep breaths should he have called 911? slipper
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miserable_sob responded:
Your husband shouldn't be making that decision for you. He has no clue what you're going through. The other weekend I was in so much pain due to dehydration and blockage, I got a ride to the hospital. Although now that it's over I would have been better off taking the ambulance, since the intravenous is what ended my misery. If I would have called an ambulance I know from past experience they would have started it right there in the ambulance. They didn't do that though right when I got to the emergency room though, which meant my pain was extended for no good reason.
 
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rednewbie responded:
Amanda,
What was your husbands reason for not calling an ambulance? Did he at least take you to an ER? Under no condition should he be making the medical decision, pain is my telling sign when I have intestinal blockages and if they are left untreated they can become very serious. Only the ER or a doctor can determine if I need surgery or the treatment. My husband and I never mess around with the pain, I know what I can tolerate and when the pain is too much or different we go to the ER if it makes me pass out or throw up we call the squad... No deep breaths are in the decision.
Hugs,
Gin


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