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Subject: Calling 911 for back pain seems a bit extreme..


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Sounds like he needs a cortisone shot!
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Date Posted: Monday, November 19, 04:00:25pm
In reply to: He's doing okay. 's message, "He was admitted for severe back pain. Second time in two months." on Monday, November 19, 03:22:09pm


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He turns 95 next month (NT).Monday, November 19, 04:07:06pm
A geriatric doc told me once that ‘severe pain’ is a valid reason for hospital admittance for the elderly. There can be hidden bone breaks and organ issues going on that may not be caught in the ER. (NT)In our case, it was a failing liver but had initially been diagnosed as possible pelvic fracture. As it turned out, it was both. Old age is hell.Monday, November 19, 07:35:41pm


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