By the time the ambulance reached the hospital, Dr. Westwood’s face and mouth were completely paralyzed and he had an irregular heartbeat. Th e physicians helped by keeping his airway open, administering drugs to bring his heart back to a normal rhythm, and putting a mixture of charcoal into his stomach, which would help absorb any chemicals that might still be left there. Within a few hours, Dr. Westwood’s condition improved and he was on his way to a full recovery. After discussing his case with his physician, he learned that he had probably been the victim of a puff erfi sh poisoning. Th e active toxin in the tissues of this fi sh is a chemical
We sat patiently waiting to hear from the doctor. When the doctor finally came in, he asked if the patient had had a recent major heart attack and when we replied that he had not, he seemed not to believe us. His heart valve had disintegrated and all of his blood had begun to rush backwards causing all of his other major organs to shut down on him. The doctor said he had to have had a major heart attack within the last ten days in order for that valve to deteriorate the way it did. The doctor told us that this man was as sick as a man could be and still be alive.
He was 21 years-old when this had occurred. Over the next few years he spiralled into a depression, and in his own words "stopped caring about himself." He did not turn himself in bed and ended up with pressure ulcers on each side of his coccyx. He stated that he was unable to keep them clean from feces, and they continued to get worse. On November 2, 2012 he underwent surgery to debride the ulcers and removed the necrotic tissue.
A short time before his fourth birthday Dahmer had a double hernia operation, which seemed to affect him in many ways. He became highly narrow-minded and lacking in self-confidence (Biography, 2010). During Dahmer’s early childhood, his father changed careers resulting in the family moving to from Iowa to Bath, Ohio (Biography, 2010). At school, Dahmer’s classmates considered him the classic “geek” erging for attention. On many occasions, he acted out in rages (Frasier, 1996).
Stephanie Hylton English 125 Karen Davies December 5 2011 Will You Ever Need an Organ Transplant? My cousin Jordan Frost died almost 3 months ago at the young age of 24 from a failing liver. He was born with a damaged liver, He was told to never drinking alcohol because it could kill him. He did everything to keep himself as healthy as someone with a damaged liver could be. He had been on the waiting list for a liver since he was born.
As the chubby, asthmatic kid in elementary school, I thought my life was tough until my little brother James was diagnosed with a fatal muscle disease known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. My parents were devastated, but to me the situation seemed almost surreal. The impact of this diagnosis didn’t hit me until the following year when I entered high school. During this year James began his treatments at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio and I experienced first-hand how devastating the disease could be. James was paired with older and younger children who had Duchenne as well.
After a demand Terri's husband won for a malpractice sue from one of the many surgical procedure she had to face in their trials to stimulate her brain and try to recover some function, a whole storm of family discrepancies, legal issues in courts and also the hand of politicians covered their lives. After 8 years of hardly trying to do everything for Terri's recovery with no signs of hope or just the minimum improvement , her husband ask to remove the Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG), which is a “ flexible tube placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach that allows nutrition, fluids and/or medications to be put directly into the stomach” 2 . This PEG tube was maintaining Terri alive preventing malnutrition and dehydration. According to Terri's husband, she would not want to live in that condition and this was expressed in court after court. In an article published in 2005 , Dr. Joseph J. Fins stated that “this was a right-to-die case”.
F.M Alexander was a young Shakespearean actor who suffered from chronic hoarseness when practicing and performing, and would sometimes lose his voice entirely. He would take medical treatments and do vocal studies, but neither provided him with more than temporary relief. After months of seeking solutions that provided him with nothing more than temporary help, he decided to try to solve the problem for himself. For months, Alexander when through several months of serious self observation in a three-way mirror. After the long, excessive months of self observation, he discovered that his hoarseness and voice loss was the result of vocal misuse, but that wasn’t the only issue.
Yes, this would cause a serious impact on any families. The impact with me was I never though it would happen to me. I had to learned and read about this and went to program to get myself a better mind frame of drugs and how to cope with my husband. I try to put him in rehab and the three weeks my husband it wasn't enough. I realized that individual needs to want to help themselves.
Erika Casas English 121 2/11/12 Struggling Through Cancer “Cancer”, it’s a disease that has claim the lives of millions, it’s a disease that so far has no known cure, and it’s a disease that has many different forms. As for my situation I wasn’t the one diagnosed with cancer; unfortunately it was my dad. My father had been complaining of a very uncomfortable pain in his lower abdomen; major weight loss, and very fatigue. We never expected it would be something more serious than just poor diet, or just a small bug he was getting over. The news was out my dad was diagnosed with “Colon Cancer”, life changing for him as well as for our entire family.