I just received a comment on about this place that I think everyone needs to read so I made it into a brand new blog post. In my previous post, I was telling a story about a devastating experience I recently had involving an Eastern medicine practitioner. In that post, I said this…..
“I am more than well aware of the problems with Western medicine. More than well aware, I wish there was a word for how aware of that I am. But Eastern medicine has a crapload of problems too. There are not so great practitioners in every single discipline out there, East or West, so be very careful who you trust.”
Well it is stories like this that make me so very aware of the issues with medicine in the west. So very aware. Trust no one…………
“My son suffered a massive brainstem stroke a year ago at the age of 31. He had what they call “locked in syndrome.” We took him to RIC because it was supposed to be the best place in the country. Dr. Harvey was/is the Dr. My son’s stay at RIC was short, the place was disgusting…so understaffed, the nurses and aids apparently had no idea how to care for someone with this kind of stroke, not to mention his basic needs were not even being met. Having a rare stroke like this had Dr. Harvey’s attention of course. But he only saw my son 1 time in three weeks. When I met with Dr. Harvey I voiced my concern about his basic care not being met at RIC. He literally said..”this meeting is to get an update from his therapist and discuss his treatment.” He advised me to discuss those kinds of issues with the nurse manager. I was furious..Needless to say, I don’t care how good they say Dr. Harvey is, we moved my son to MarianJoy were he was treated with respect and dignity. Sincerely., a mom”
I’m sorry Lisa. As a therapist, I’m embarrassed, as should all therapists and especially doctors and nurses be. I’ll be emailing a bunch of people at the RIC with a link to this blog post, I think they might like to read it.