Twelve miners are killed in a West Virginia coal mine and the nation comes to a dead stop. Nothing but mine coverage 24/7 for three days solid.Twenty-eight US soldiers have died in 72 hours, one of the bloodiest period in months, and no one cares.Just as bad, if the one Miner in the Coma was not getting all the national TV coverage, and if Sharon was not ... well ....Sharon,Both of their insurance companies would have insisted that the plugs would have been pulled long ago.The Miner, Randal McCloy, is the most amazing ... go to any of the TBI or Brain injury boards and ask what they think the chances are of "any" brain injured person getting insurance approval for Hyperbaric oxygen therapy ..... They will laugh at you ... Even the Dr's treating McCloy knew that, you can tell that from the articles"Initially his doctors initially said hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat the carbon monoxide poisoning wasn't needed. Lawrence Roberts, M.D., director of the trauma center at West Virginia University's Ruby Memorial Hospital, where McCloy was first treated, said the immediate treatment for CO poisoning "is first and foremost giving oxygen." When McCloy arrived at Ruby Memorial, Dr. Roberts said Wednesday, the miner's blood levels of CO were not high enough to warrant a hyperbaric chamber. "Within one hour, we re-evaluated the levels and they had significantly dropped already," Dr. Roberts said. Given other aspects of McCloy's condition, he said, "moving him to a facility with a hyperbaric oxygen chamber would not in my opinion have been appropriate." Insurance companies are to cheap to spend that kind of money, unless they see those cameras ...... Then ......Thank God he got it, but today there are all these articles telling the wonders of hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments .... but nobody with a brain injury will be allowed to get it ... unless they are on TV .. A bad leg burn maybe .. it will get you out of the hospital faster ... but in a coma with a Brain injury?Where is that Plug?Bears
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