Skip to comments.Horror! Dying NY Vets Denied Painkillers – Given Salt Water Instead
Posted on 07/16/2014 2:48:49 PM PDT by blueyon
Another day, another VA tragedy. An Albany nurse claims dying New York Veterans were denied painkillers. Instead they were given salt water mixtures. Valerie Riviello, a nurse at the Albany Stratton VA medical center, claims that fellow employees had reported to her that dying veterans were denied painkillers such as morphine to ease their pain. Instead, they were given salt water mixtures.
Riviello told the Times Union:
Among stories that nurse Valerie Riviello has heard from other employees at the Albany VA is one about dying patients who were supposed to receive morphine to alleviate pain, but instead got a salt-and-water mixture. A nurse treating hospice patients stole the vials of morphine, according to Riviello. She said managers delayed reporting the problem.
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So, Obama was lying even about the “pain pills?”
Zhit like this has been going on for years.
Eight years ago my WWII vet father was under Hospice care. We were trying to get a pain med from the VA but the VA doc was stonewalling.
Took the intervention of my Congresscritter to get the meds sent—they arrived the day before his Funeral.
Remember: VA healthcare is single payer.
Sorry about your Dad..hugs.
Does not matter if this happened once or many times over the years. It should NEVER EVER happen.
Would like to find those people and .....
‘Could this be that the morphine is diverted to addicted workers?’
I just read a comment on another article and it dawned on me that Vets mostly vote Republican. Could there be a correlation? Hmmmm....
There isn’t a bureaucracy that doesn’t exist to serve itself. I tremble for God’s certain wrath.
Or sold on the street or given to illegals or diverted to select Obamacare patients or...
Silly New York Vets, expecting medical care while hardworking NY/NJ UNION / DEM / GOVERNMENT SYSTEM employees go without 350% overtime and 200K annual retirement pensions, not to mention Obamaphones! No wonder they have to siphon off some opiates to make ends meet.
“I just read a comment on another article and it dawned on me that Vets mostly vote Republican. Could there be a correlation? Hmmmm....”
With this Administration, who knows. It would not surprise me one bit
“A nurse treating hospice patients stole the vials of morphine, according to Riviello.”
This isn’t Odinga’s fault, the nurse was a junkie.
I thought they tested nurses (not Doctors though).
The VA paid a few thousand in beni’s to Dad because of his Korean War service. A couple of years ago they took it back. Dad spent 13 months in Korea, but the armistice was signed when he was half way across the Pacific. Some as swipe in congress changed his qualifications so he was no longer eligible for the money he received. His check dropped to $200 per month till the amount was paid back.
Now they have stopped his health benefits due to lengthy travel for checkup to get his meds.
Screw these damn democrats. VA is Obamacare! Get ready you gullible idiots, and my sympathy for those who voted against it.
First thing I thought, too...that happens a lot.
The only people who want government health care are those who have never had it.
I wonder how people can have no conscience or feeling about others needs.
Prayers for these veterans, true martyrs, murdered by the health care professionals. (If you want to call them that.)
Pray to Chaplain Emil Kapaun, chaplain in Korea and POW who died there. Several cures have been accorded to prayers to his intercession.
Don’t put Christians in hospice care.
Hospice, I am convinced, kept increasing my husband’s morphine doses until he finally died.
ALL they care about is feeding their addiction.
The patient is just a stranger standing in their way.
I wonder who the VA workers sold thaat morphine to?
Its so horrific its hard to even believe. Now that POS is buying a resort to put illegal immigrants in. I am beyond insane on this whole thing.
Probably nobody. Lots of nurses and doctors are addicts.
That Hoft guy will rip off anything and call it his own work.
What a bunghole.
Oh, well. The “immigrants” at the border are receiving health care for their problems. Shouldn’t we be happy about that? /S
They are called sociopaths. About 2-3% of the population are sociopaths. Probably the % of politicians who are so is much higher...also mid and upper Fed managers.
I’m a Vet. I’m saving a bullet for myself, for sure.
My thoughts exactly. It’s horrible.
EBT Cards as well....America. What a country!
If there is ......
Yep. So far my head hasn’t exploded...I count myself lucky.
So, where does the buck stop?
What do you expect from Democrats? They have no qualms about killing innocent babies in their mother’s womb. And in the case of the mothers a part of them. Is it to be expected if some elderly, who are unable to care for themselves are killed without mourning, or remorse.
I’ve had intravenous morphine and you know it when it hits. If these folks had been on it more than one day, I bet they complained and got written up for whining.
Being in long term pain (months) is the worse thing, they couldn’t give these folks another injectable narcotic or even a pill? How do they care so little; how do they sleep, I guess with morphine!
Hey, I’m all ready to blame zero but it’s the floor supervisor who is in charge and responsible.
People like that are a dime a dozen in New England.
Morphine was the final solution (and I don't use that term lightly, but very deliberately) to an aggressive cancer which had metastacized into his bones and was extremely painful. Adavan and similar anti-agitation meds were of ineffective.
At that time I had not known the Orthodox petition "A Christian ending to our life, painless, blameless, and a good defense before the judgement seat of Christ".
Now I fully understand its importance, nay, necessity.
At the time of impending death,the priest says this or another similar prayer. I remember when my mother, of blessed memory, was on her death bed, she told me to “Go to the priest; tell him to say the prayers. He’ll know what you mean.” I did and he did.
“O Lord our God, who in thine ineffable wisdom hast created man, fashioning him out of the dust, and adorning him with comeliness and goodness, as an honourable and heavenly acquisition, to the exaltation and magnificence of thy glory and kingdom, that thou mightest bring him into this image and likeness; but forasmuch as he sinned against the command of thy statute, havi ng accepted the image but preserved it not, and because, also, evil shall not be eternal: Thou hast ordained remission unto the same, through thy love toward mankind; and that this destructible bond, which as the God of our fathers thou hadst sanctified by thy divine will, should be dissolved, and that his body should be dissolved from the elements of which it was fashioned, but that his soul should be translated to that place where it shall take up its abode until the final Resurrection. Therefore we pray unto thee, the Father who is from everlasting, and immortal, and unto thine Only-begotten Son, and unto thine all-holy Spirit, that thou wilt deliver thy servant from the body onto repose, entreating, also, forgiveness of thine ineffable goodness if he in any wise, whether of knowledge or in ignorance, hath offended thy goodness, or is under the ban of a priest, or hath embittered his parents, or hath broken a vow, or hath fallen into devilish imaginations and shameful sorceries, through the malice of the crafty demon: Yea, O Master, Lord our God, hearken unto me a sinner and thine unworthy servant in this hour, and deliver thy servant from this intolerable sickness which holdeth him in bitter impotency, and give him rest where the souls of the righteous dwell. For thou art the repose of our souls and of our bodies, and unto thee do we ascribe glory, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now, and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.”
Occam's Razor says that that is what is happening.
This is truly worth righteous retribution in the form of revenge. In effect, the doctors and nurses involved were committing acts of torture. And because of their victims, this transcends legal retribution which would be unlikely in any regard.
Perhaps the best method would start by administering them a large dose of an endorphine blocker. Endorphines are the bodies natural painkillers, and when blocked, the person affected goes through pain similar to heroin withdrawal.
From there, only creativity would determine how much suffering is adequate.
They should be grateful that they didn’t get a bullet to the back of the head. Socialists/totalitarians do not like Americans and dislike America’s finest even more.
“This isnt Odingas fault,”
Actually it is. the buck stops with the President. He needs to put the correct people in charge (Those that know what they are doing and can handle it)of which he has NOT done.
A good boss would on day one state that heads will roll if their first response is not towards the could of their clients...fear of not doing right can be a great motivator. instead they are only fearful of rating others out.........
Give me the person, people, who ordered, okayed, this. They will know pain.