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23 Nov 02:35

Google kills it

21 Nov 00:00

11.21.2014

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic.
21 Nov 06:24

This happened...

21 Nov 14:13

Myrtle the Magnificent

22 Nov 17:37

Adam And Steve

22 Nov 17:37

Movie Night

22 Nov 17:37

The world today

Steven Marshall

#sotrue

19 Nov 16:04

Yeah, bitch!

19 Nov 18:41

... What?

Steven Marshall

Holy fucking lol, I lost my shit...

19 Nov 19:43

I'll just leave this here...

18 Nov 19:07

Japan's levitating Maglev train reaches 500km/h (311mph)

Steven Marshall

Why don't we have this in the US!? (Oh wait... fucking terrible politicians)

18 Nov 05:00

November 18, 2014

Steven Marshall

Too real......

18 Nov 16:01

Mass Luminosity Posted this on their Facebook page

18 Nov 10:55

Bed-Bound, Demented 89 year-old Successfully Resuscitated, Discharged to Wallow in Own Excrement at Nursing Home

by Jake Ho
Steven Marshall

This is too real...

GREENSBORO, NC –  A team of physicians, nurses, and support staff is being lauded for its efforts in saving the life of Jasper Billings, 89, after he presented in septic shock last month to Our Lady of the Chronic Recurring Abdominal Pain Hospital after being transferred from his skilled nursing facility.

nursing homeMr. Billings, a non-verbal, bed bound, double-amputee on dialysis, presented to OL-CRAP Hospital with a fever, low blood pressure, and multiple organs failing.  His family held steadfast to their policy of wanting “everything done,” and once again refused to talk about a DNR.  “Daddy has always been a fighter,” said son Joe Billings.  “We knew that his strength and the Good Lord’s will would overcome every obstacle.”

Mr. Billings was started on aggressive blood pressure support with multiple liters of IV fluid.  When his blood pressure didn’t respond, a central line was placed and a norepinephrine drip was started.  He was given broad spectrum IV antibiotics, a blood transfusion, and sent to the ICU.

While there, Mr. Billings continued to receive aggressive management.  He ultimately required intubation and was placed on a ventilator due to respiratory failure.  Over the course of ten days, he began to improve.  The family asked for a feeding tube to be inserted into the abdomen, since Mr. Billings couldn’t eat.

Support was slowly weaned as the patient’s organ failure and blood pressure slowly improved.  “I just know those tube feeds are what helped Daddy turn the corner,” Joe explained.  “He has always loved chocolate milkshakes, and that Jevity through the feeding tube looks just like chocolate milk.  He is getting his favorite snack around the clock!  We are going to continue those tube feeds as long as it takes for him to get his strength back.”

Intensivist Michael Johannson, MD agreed to an interview.  “It just goes to show what early and aggressive intervention can do in these cases.  A man presented to the hospital at death’s doorstep, and thanks to the institution of a protocol focusing on measurable parameters, the patient is alive and was discharged in the same state of health he was in prior to falling ill.  Our goal directed care is the biggest reason that Mr. Billings can continue to enjoy his time lying on a stretcher at thrice weekly dialysis sessions, staring off into space while caregivers clean and attend to him, and the joy of having his decubitus ulcers debrided and redressed every other day.”

We attempted to reach Mr. Billings’ skilled nursing facility yesterday for comment, but were told that the patient had to be sent back to the Emergency Room at OL-CRAP due to fever and low blood pressure.

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17 Nov 20:54

Who's the dickhead after all?

17 Nov 18:52

Italians

18 Nov 01:16

TIL: Churches have rivalries like the Hatfield's and McCoys

18 Nov 08:26

She was destined for this job.

17 Nov 17:44

RIP English

Steven Marshall

This is so real life......

17 Nov 17:44

Talking to strangers

17 Nov 19:05

When you pause cartoons at the right moment..

16 Nov 16:44

hurts my soul

Steven Marshall

This is always painful......

17 Nov 00:02

they evolve...

17 Nov 04:10

Time to prep for my colonoscopy.

17 Nov 08:16

Tinder

17 Nov 09:13

No title required

16 Nov 14:53

It's that time of year again

15 Nov 14:11

Feminist defends the attacks against Matt taylor proceeds to get BTFO.

16 Nov 07:54

Fu@k Feminism

16 Nov 07:54

ReKT