Skip to comments.Walter Reed patients told to keep quiet(Barf alert)
Posted on 02/28/2007 3:24:41 PM PST by Kaslin
Gannett puplications can not be posted as per agreement.
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They endorsed John F'n Kerry for President.
When the army heard there where rats in the building, maybe they thought...
When my husband was in Basic Training at Ft Dix, in 1966..he ended up in Walson Army Hospital with pneumonia....and with a temperature of 105, he had to clean the floor under his bed, for inspection!!!
They were also treating his condition with a quart of water (or Kool Aid) every hour!!
That is ridiculous ( I don't mean that I don't believe you. )
Army Times is owned by the Gannett group which everyone knows is anti Bush
I wonder how long it will be before we see Mr. Ziad's name associated with this particular meme.
"When my husband was in Basic Training at Ft Dix, in 1966..he ended up in Walson Army Hospital with pneumonia....and with a temperature of 105, he had to clean the floor under his bed, for inspection!!!
They were also treating his condition with a quart of water (or Kool Aid) every hour!!"
Scuse me but I was an officer back then and that did not happen under my hospital watch. Did not happen under anyone I knew. We had issues but mistreatment of any patient was not one of them.
By the way dear, we did not have inspections where patients were ill and under care. We had housekeeping staff. The sick were treated with respect. After discharge? I have no idea.
Regarding the original WaPo story -- I'm not surprised that the repairs were slow in coming, Walter Reed is scheduled to be closed in 2011, when a new facility is to be completed on the grounds of Bethesda Naval Hospital/National Institute of Health. As in the past, when BRAC posts are identified the repair and maintenance funding is cut.
This is a case of Rumsfeld and the BRAC pannel being so focused on cutting bases no longer needed for the Cold War...and not thinking about what is needed for the new GWOT. And also for posting of units being brought back from Europe.
I didn't know this. Thanks.
Like they care about the troops. /sarcasm>
Army Times Dot Com is a private operation owned by anti-American Islamofascist sympathizers.
Quite a complex situation.
When I was in the Marine Corps (ancient history) we used to read Navy Times which was a pretty thick weekly tabloid with all kinds of information including names of USMC/Navy KIA's for the week. I can't remember it taking a political slant either way even in those turbulent times. I will check the AT website. Thanks.
Worse than that: The media want to make it like the problems go all the way up the chain of command. All part of their get the President at all costs strategy.
Their hat eof he president is pathetic to say the least. And this only because the dems could not steal the election in 2000
I haven't heard a single Reed-resident say otherwise on any other media outlet...so at this point...the story is likely to be 90 percent true. Those guys affected by the inspection rule....likely are the ones with not-so-severe wounds. I can't see how they could come around to some dude's bunk whose lost a leg or arm...and play this hokey game. And the inspectors? Can you put yourself into this position...having to mess with a guy who just came out of a combat zone? I spent 22 years in the military and I personally couldn't stand there and act like an inspector around a bunch of hero's like this. This would be like some members of the "300" at the battle of Thermopylae...surviving...and making their way back to Sparta and having some political flunky there treat them as simple foot soldiers when they were the hero's of the battle. King Leonidas would have pulled his sword from his side and put the tip to the inspector and asked if he felt the room was "of a fine nature for a warrior and hero to lay upon and have his wounds attended to". We might want to ask of the Reed leadership...how they'd like to treat hero's of a Republic and see if they understand the basis of the question.
:-( That's terrible. I'm glad your husband survived!
I hope you weren't the nurse/captain I had a discussion with as to why he wasn't getting pennicillen for the pneumonia (bacterial)instead of Koolaid! Of course, I was young and foolish then....a newlywed more concerned about my husband than Army rules and regulations!
"I hope you weren't the nurse/captain I had a discussion with as to why he wasn't getting pennicillen for the pneumonia (bacterial)instead of Koolaid!"
I just noticed this thread tonight. When my husband was in OCS in 1968, I worked as an RN at the hospital at Ft. Benning. The head nurse was a captain. When a Vietnam injured patient asked me to get him a pitcher of water, I did....no problem. The captain reprimanded me...she said that as long as a patient had one leg to hop on, they get their own water....true story. Pretty sad.
And at Ft. Dix hospital, in 1979, my 9 year old daughter was admitted with a collapsed lung. She was to have a respiratory therapist come in two or three times a day to administer treatments with an IPPB machine. I can't remember how long I waited before I complained that no one ever showed up to give her a treatment. I was furious, so I asked them to bring me a machine and show me how to use it, which they did. The doctor was amazed how quickly she recovered. (Ha! I wonder why.)