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“My 12-year-old had appendicitis. The ER was overwhelmed w unvaccinated Covid patients &we had to wait 6+ hours. While waiting, his appendix ruptured and had to spend 5 days in hospital. ... So yeah, your decision to not vaccinate does affect others.”https://www.propublica.org/article/a-boy-went-to-a-covid-swamped-er-he-waited-for-hours-then-his-appendix-burst …
(This is a quoted tweet from the father, Nathaniel Osborne, in the story, not my own child- to be clear!)
Same happened to my mother - but years ago and due to an idiot doctor literally playing golf. Fortunately the head of surgery said "I saw her lying there one too many times", took her into surgery, her appendix had burst and required 11 hours to fix.
I think any parent JBP, myself included, who's waited in the ER can relate to this nightmare. I quoted the father, bc of that. And the unbelievable backlash he received for that one thing he said.
Brave, strong boy you have there...15 years ago my appendix burst, sealed itself off and then burst again. I had emergency surgery at 5am, 5 days in the hospital, worst pain I have ever experienced. Sorry for your grief...and his.