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« What does " no-kill " mean, really? | Main | ' Tis the season for pet emergencies: True stories from the veterinary ER »

28 December 2009

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Susan R.

Not to frighten you, but several years ago I collapsed in Palm Beach Int'l Airport after an excruciatingly painful flight (abdominal pain). I was rushed to the nearest hospital, where they did an MRI and examined me and gave me painkillers, and pronounced they found nothing. The nurse also noted my extremely dark urine. I felt like crap for the next week. I went to Ken's gastroenterologist, started to tell him the story, and a quarter way through, he stopped me - and told me the rest of my symptoms, down to my urine color. I'd had a blocked bile duct. He hadn't even EXAMINED me.

My point - get that ultrasound. ER's can be confused, busy places where people don't fit the pieces of the puzzle together the way they should.

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