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Whittington Back in ICU (FNC Reporting Minor Heart Attack)
WJIM-AM | February 14, 2006 | be-baw

Posted on 02/14/2006 10:09:50 AM PST by be-baw

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To: Blood of Tyrants

"To be put in ICU in the first place indicates that the wounds were somewhat more serious than being peppered."

I wondered about that yesterday. If these were just pellets imbedded in skin or muscle, there would be no reason for the ICU. Apparently X-rays showed the pellet in the heart muscle. That can cause problems in the first few days, so they were being conservative and popped him into the ICU.


101 posted on 02/14/2006 10:34:19 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Dog Gone

I don't understand this either. But I don't understand a lot!


102 posted on 02/14/2006 10:34:25 AM PST by twigs
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To: Peach; All

With apologies to Doug From Upland:

To the tune of "Bus Stop":


Bird shot
Face hit
Heart attack maybe
Will he survive tomorrow
All the media blames Cheney
They will cause much sorrow
All the lies they will spin
To make make matters worse
You know that it won't end if he gets better
Because indictments will be pending!


103 posted on 02/14/2006 10:34:34 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Islamofascists don't need cartoons. They're already caricatures.)
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To: All

CAN YOU ALL BELIEVE THIS.

THE DOCTORS ARE GETTING FURIOUS!


104 posted on 02/14/2006 10:34:49 AM PST by Kimberly GG
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To: Peach

The press is like pigs at the trough...

Are you HEARING them? I swear they are HOPING he dies..
The DOCS are giving the media HELL!!!!


105 posted on 02/14/2006 10:34:57 AM PST by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: beyond the sea

The doctor is losing patience with the ridiculous people in the media! WHAT ABOUT INFECTION????? Sheesh!


106 posted on 02/14/2006 10:34:59 AM PST by PilloryHillary (Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.)
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To: Txsleuth

Is the press now yelling at the doctors???


107 posted on 02/14/2006 10:35:00 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: ohioWfan
I had to say two things regarding this press conference...

First, the press DOES NOT LISTEN to the answers they are given. They ask questions about things that were already explained.

Second, they are rooting for this man to die. I hate to say that, but it is very clear that they are.

Grrrrr...
108 posted on 02/14/2006 10:35:05 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Momaw Nadon

It's true.


109 posted on 02/14/2006 10:35:16 AM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: Kimberly GG

Doctors furious about what? At office--no TV.


110 posted on 02/14/2006 10:35:28 AM PST by babaloo
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To: Palladin

Fox Radio news at 13:32 EST had the report


111 posted on 02/14/2006 10:35:33 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: Dog Gone

It's on the outside of the heart --- you have the heart itself, which is a muscle, then you have 4 chambers which are insdie of that muscle.

But you also have a membrane covering the heart -- my husband is thinking that a pellet lodged into that membrane and caused the inflamatory reaction -- foreign object in membrane.

He can't be certain, because all I am asking him to do is translate and interrupt what we're all hearing.


112 posted on 02/14/2006 10:35:56 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: Mo1

One doctor just yelled back at the press!


113 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:06 AM PST by PilloryHillary (Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.)
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To: Kimberly GG

Even the DOCTOR was getting ticked at the press. Is there ANYONE they don't mind ticking off?


114 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:09 AM PST by Peach (Hillary ran over a cop and didn't even stop.)
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To: Txsleuth

Nothing will happen to Cheney .. the dems are dreaming


115 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:10 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Denver Ditdat
I don't know. I just started using it when I saw it used here on FR.

Maybe someone else knows when the term "presser" started to be used?

116 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:14 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: PilloryHillary

Yep, that doctor has had it with the press. I personally enjoyed seeing him go after the press. But his press associate knew it was time to cut off the questions.


117 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:18 AM PST by twigs
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To: Mo1

Yes. They are morons.


118 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:21 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: SE Mom

This is unreal.

I'm going to monitor CNN.

There was no excuse for the media to react that way to the doctors.


119 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:23 AM PST by Kimberly GG
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To: twigs

yes....... and all these sick jokes by the media are just unforgivable.


120 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:29 AM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: Peach

These people are out of control.

Imagine if they had showed up at that ranch on Saturday night!!!


121 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:43 AM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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To: babaloo

Yes, I too would like to know if the doctor(s) are agitated or downright angry with the media, and why.


122 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:45 AM PST by mwl1
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To: PilloryHillary
What idiots. If Cheney was with this man while hunting (and obviously that was the case) there is always a White House doctor with him and the president wherever they go.
123 posted on 02/14/2006 10:36:53 AM PST by bella1
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To: SE Mom

It's a given they are hoping that Mr. Whittington dies.

If the press had a LICK of sense, they'd question why THEIR poll ratings are in the toilet and that people's trust of the press is at an all time low.


124 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:04 AM PST by Peach (Hillary ran over a cop and didn't even stop.)
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To: PilloryHillary; Howlin

I heard that

The Press is just unbelievable ... they are yelling at the doctors also


125 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:12 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: onyx

Yes, let's pray.


126 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:19 AM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: PilloryHillary

That was funny!


127 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:23 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Itzlzha; proud_yank; billhilly; Diana in Wisconsin; SJackson

Holy smokes, pray hard for Whittington and Cheney.

Cheney is a man with fragile health, and I am sure the anxiety is not good for him. I admire Cheney so much, and wish I could comfort him.

I'm sure the MSM is soon to cause me extreme anxiety, and ANGER.

Just heard (as I'm typing this)a reporter ask "What kind of life is he (Whittington) going to have after he leaves the hospital? From now on, every time Whittington has a cough it will be Cheney's fault GRRRRRR.

Some reporter whined "BUT what about a chance for infection." The doctor was visiably mad when he replied.


128 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:26 AM PST by girlangler (I'd rather be fishing)
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To: NonValueAdded

And what's up with FoxNews? The headline on the website reads:

Birdshot Migrates Into Cheney Victim's Heart

shaking head ruefully


129 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:33 AM PST by petro45acp (SUPPORT/BE YOUR LOCAL SHEEPDOG! ("On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs" by Dave Grossman))
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To: PilloryHillary
David Gregory is wetting his panties somewhere in Washington D.C.
130 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:46 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: be-baw
(AP) WASHINGTON The man shot by Vice President Dick Cheney has shown signs of having suffered a heart attack due to his wounded, medical doctors said Tuesday. The doctors at the hospital in Corpus Christi say they've been consulting with White House doctors about Harry Whittington's treatment. The report said the victim, prominent Republican attorney Whittington of Austin, was retrieving a downed bird and stepped out of the hunting line he was sharing with Cheney. "Another covey was flushed and Cheney swung on a bird and fired, striking Whittington in the face, neck and chest at approximately 30 yards," the report said.

Can these people write?
131 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:47 AM PST by Perdogg (I'd rather go hunting with Cheney, than riding in Ted Kennedy's car)
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To: Dog Gone
How did it move to the heart if it didn't get inside the heart chamber? It sounds as if it slightly penetrated the heart wall, but that contradicts the statement that it moved.

Here's what I picked up, fwiw. The exact location of the shot cannot be determined with available technology because it is metal and gives off a star or halo effect in the pics. The doctor's best guess is that it is touching the heart muscle or has penetrated it slightly. This caused inflamation which resulted in the event.

132 posted on 02/14/2006 10:37:51 AM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: babaloo

It's as if the media was ACCUSING the doctors of not giving the complete picture, the tone was beginning to sound similar to the way the media was behaving with Scott McClellan at news conference.


133 posted on 02/14/2006 10:38:04 AM PST by Kimberly GG
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To: Carolinamom

"I am concerned that even the docs are using the term "BB"...BB shots are MUCH larger than birdshot."

Probably just unfamiliarity with shotgun terminology. There has been a lot of that. I wouldn't pick nits too seriously...there's going to be a lot of misinformation.

If they were hunting quail, they wouldn't have been using BB shot.


134 posted on 02/14/2006 10:38:13 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Howlin

Both Cheney AND Whittington would have had heart attacks, dealing with these presstitutes.


135 posted on 02/14/2006 10:38:17 AM PST by Peach (Hillary ran over a cop and didn't even stop.)
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To: pollyannaish
The ARE rooting for him to die, polly.

They hate Bush and Cheney so much that they want this poor man to die. The depravity of man on full display......

136 posted on 02/14/2006 10:38:25 AM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: onyx

That's what it sounds like to me, also, except that it doesn't explain the "moved" comment. A pellet wouldn't just start migrating through tissues and membranes a couple days after the fact.


137 posted on 02/14/2006 10:38:39 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: babaloo

Furious at the tone of the questions. The one that broke the doctor's back, so to speak, was a rather pressing question about infection. The questioner seemed almost to be gloating. The dr. had answered the heart answers very expertly, so the questioners turned to another topic and turned up the anxiety. Just inexcusable.


138 posted on 02/14/2006 10:38:46 AM PST by twigs
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To: Denver Ditdat
I don't recall seeing press conferences referred to as "pressers" before late last year. Does anyone know the origin of this term?

I don't know its origin. I'm a former newspaper reporter and never heard it used during my tenure at the paper.

139 posted on 02/14/2006 10:38:52 AM PST by steelcurtain
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To: Kimberly GG

INSANE/RABID REPORTER (screeching to Doctor: WHAT ABOUT INFECTION???

Disgusted, incredulous doctor to reporter " WHAT ABOUT INFECTION"??


140 posted on 02/14/2006 10:39:00 AM PST by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: BallyBill

David Gregory. The ultimate girly man.


141 posted on 02/14/2006 10:39:02 AM PST by Peach (Hillary ran over a cop and didn't even stop.)
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To: Howlin
Hubby says a 28 guage pellets are smaller then the tip of a pin needle
142 posted on 02/14/2006 10:39:03 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Kimberly GG

The reporters insist on throwing out hypotheticals that try to cover every possible nightmare scenario...infection...around the clock monitoring for life...their favorite death. The docs are like sure anything is possible, but not probable from what they see. Sure, and a reporter could get hit by a bus on the way out of the hospital as well.

Mr. Whittington sounds like a strong man and I wish him a long and happy life.


143 posted on 02/14/2006 10:39:09 AM PST by frankjr
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To: girlangler

Your so correct. The media would love nothing more than for Mr. Whittington to die, but if Cheney died, what would they do? Dance!! Sick msm has gone off the ledge.


144 posted on 02/14/2006 10:39:15 AM PST by JFC (W, I am with YA)
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To: onyx
But you also have a membrane covering the heart

pericardial sac.

145 posted on 02/14/2006 10:39:18 AM PST by dread78645 (Intelligent Design. It causes people to misspeak)
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To: SE Mom
The press is like pigs at the trough.---

They are just pigs..... no respect to pigs.

146 posted on 02/14/2006 10:39:36 AM PST by beyond the sea (Let's give them something to talk about............. howaboutlovelovelove?)
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To: MineralMan

You can't get BB shot in a .28 gauge shell.

Nor, buckshot, as had been widely reported.


147 posted on 02/14/2006 10:40:24 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: Kimberly GG
the tone was beginning to sound similar to the way the media was behaving with Scott McClellan at news conference.

And Katrina.

148 posted on 02/14/2006 10:40:25 AM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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To: PilloryHillary
Negligent Manslaughter!
149 posted on 02/14/2006 10:40:31 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I thought that as well when I heard about him being in ICU


150 posted on 02/14/2006 10:40:31 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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