August 2009


It has been a hard three weeks. We drove the 500 miles thinking we were going to plan a funeral.
 

 They did not expect her to make it. She not only had the endocarditis, but the staph infection was in her very blood. And it was the antibiotic resistant form, MRSA. It was in her lungs, her heart, her blood, and we found out later—her eye. It did not respond to any antibiotics. She had to have a chest tube inserted to drain fluid from around her heart and lungs. She was unconscious for the first 6 days. She could not breathe as her lungs were filled with fungus and fluid. Her urine was black in the catheter.

 
 Nothing they did was working. She was steadily going down hill. They moved her to the ICU, with the idea that they were going to put her on a respirator—but they kept holding off putting her on it; giving her a “few more hours”. They told me that once they do that, it is hard for a person to recover from that…not impossible, but it is usually the last move before hope is gone. They tried everything. They did not hold anything back. She was surrounded by doctors, nurses and aides. It seemed as if the whole hospital had heard about how sick this beautiful 24 year old girl was, and they all wanted to be a part of helping her recover.  
 
We were also surrounded by family and friends. My sister and her husband stayed overnight at the hospital with my husband and I. Relatives came by at all hours of the day and night. Pastors, who did not know us, and some who did, came to support us, and together we all prayed over her.
  
We have felt the prayers of everyone, and want to thank everyone who prayed those prayers. I ask the Lord everyday to bless everyone who is praying for us; because we have been blessed by your prayers! We felt the strength to keep going, and always felt hope in the Lord. We were at peace, and were even able to find some joy in the middle of it all. We saw the Lord’s hand at work, in us, and in our daughter’s care.
  
It just so happened that the doctor on duty, for the first week, was a young doctor whose specialty is infectious disease. She has connections with the top doctors in the field around the nation, and tried the most current treatments. On one of her worst nights, a nurse came on duty, that doesn’t usually work here. The nurse just happened to be called in to work, because of staff illnesses. She is a nurse practitioner, who is an instructor at the college. The charge nurse, on duty most of the time,  use to work at a rehab center …things like that; all working together for our daughter’s good.
  
One young street pastor who came to pray with us and over our daughter, let us pray with him about finding employment. Praise God, the next day, he got a job!  The first day on the job he was able to witness to a woman who had fallen away from the Lord, and who wanted to rededicate her life to Jesus! God is so good….and in the midst of our need, God allowed us to be a part of helping someone else too.
  
The news for us is full of praise, for our daughter has made a miraculous recovery! She is alert and coherent. They were able to remove her chest tube, and the catheter. She was able to go off the oxygen.  The MRSA began to react to the new antibiotics. Her heart is back to normal. They discharged her from the hospital!
 
Praise the Lord!  
  
She still has some challenges. She has a port in her arm that goes into an artery for further blood draws and IV treatments. Her right eye is blind, her gorgeous blue eye will never see again–there is no sparkle in the eye. Her lungs are still full of abscesses, which leave scar tissue behind. Her legs are also full of small abscesses, which make it difficult and painful to walk. We do not know if she will have permanent damage. She suffers fevers and still must go to the hospital every 12 hours for IV antibiotics.
 
But, God is the God of resurrection, and I have seen it myself!
 
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Waiting and waiting. Everything is so quiet here in the ICU. I just hear the sound of my daughter straining to breathe. She moans in pain as she draws up every breath. Her chest rises, her face strains. She loudly moans what would be a shout, if only she had enough energy to shout; whenever she is touched or moved anywhere. There is a tube stuck in her side, that goes to her lung, draining out a horrible mixture of blood and fluid, with the consistancy of cottage cheese. There are puncture wounds up and down her arms and her feet, where the doctors probe her veins looking for a sample to test out the latest antibiotic. She can not speak, nor can she move. She is weighted down with tubes connected to IV bags full of all kinds of antibiotics and medicines, trying to make her well; and monitors watching her heart, pulse rate, oxygen levels and bloodpressure. 

But, she continues to get worse. Nothing is working. They are trying hard! But, nothing is helping. It is in her blood, her heart and her lungs. Her lungs have nodules of fungus throughout, along with fluid. She is burning up with fever.  She has a cathater into her bladder. Every place they have connected her to live saving tubes, the site is a potential source of further infection.

All of this started with a teenage girl who fell in love with a boy. He broke her heart like all teenage boys tend to do….and she just wanted to be a more “fun” girl. A girl who would party. A girl she thought he would like. She just wanted to have fun.

Let me tell you, not much has been fun….

A few hours ago, a nurse from 500 miles away, called to tell me that my daughter is in the hospital. She has endocarditis. IV drug users often get this infection around their heart. When I saw my daughter last, she and her friend, both had staph infections. In fact they had the treatment resistant form: MRSA. Since she is an IV drug user, the infection has now travelled from all her puncture sites, to her heart.

She is very sick and may not live until morning.

I live in a rural area, the airport doesn’t have any flights at night. I have to wait until morning to leave.

So many things are going through my mind. How my husband and I waited and waiting for me to go into labor, when I was pregnant. She was two weeks late, and I was so miserable…and then when my husband hugged me, and I wrapped my arms around his neck; I was back in the hospital, 24 years ago, hanging on to his neck in the same way; breathing hard, trying to endure the waves of pain. It is the same tonight. But, this pain will not end with joy………

I can not talk to her! She is too sick, she is vomiting and having a hard time breathing. My sister and her husband are with her….she won’t be alone. I pray that the Lord will be with her…he does that you know. I once went to visit a little boy who had the end stages of cancer, when I saw him, I asked him how he was doing.. he answered in a way I will never forget, and it has brought me strength. He said, “I was really scared about dying, but, I went into my room and prayed. Jesus came in and sat with me! He told me I was going to be alright!” The boy was beaming; he was excited. So, I know the Lord doesn’t just send help, he shows up himself! I pray that he will show up tonight and comfort my daughter. That He will forgive her and deliver her and help her………and help me and her dad.

This wasn’t suppose to happen.

Read the bill yourself. Print it out, along with this list, and take it with you to a town hall to ask your representatives about these items.

  http://docs.house.gov/edlabor/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf

 
HR 3200 currently under consideration in the House of Representatives. Take note of the following:
 
Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit the books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!
 
Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get
 
Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!
 
Pg 42 of HC Bill – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you. You have no choice!
 
Pg 50 Section 152 in HC bill – HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise
 
Pg 58HC Bill – Gov’t will have real-time access to individual’s finances & a National ID Health care card will be issued!
 
Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access to your banks accts for electronic funds transfer.
 
Pg 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community orgs (ACORN).
 
Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating an HC Exchange to bring priv HC plans under Govt control.
 
Pg 84 Sec 203 HC bill – Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private Health Care plans in the Exchange
 
Pg 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Healthcare!
 
Pg 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill – Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services.
 
Example – Translation for illegal aliens.
 
Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan
 
Pg 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs of Ben Levels 4 Plans. #AARP members – Your Health Care WILL be rationed
 
Pg 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill – Medicaid Eligible Individual will be automat.enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.
 
Pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue Govt on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Govt Monopoly.
 
Pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill – Doctors/ #AMA – The Govt will tell YOU what you can make.
 
Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public opt plan. NO CHOICE
 
Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.
 
Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer w/ payroll 400k & above who does not prov. pub opt. pays 8% tax on all payroll
 
Pg 150 Lines 9-13 Biz w payroll btw 251k & 400k who doesnt provide public opt pays 2-6% tax on all payroll Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesnt have acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.
 
Pg 170 Lines 1-3 Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay).
 
Pg 195 Officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans financial and personal records.
 
Pg 203 Line 14-15 HC – “The tax im posed under this section shall not be treated as tax” Yes, it says that. Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected.
 
Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill – Doctors, it does not matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same.
 
Pg 253 Line 10-18 Govt sets value of Dr’s time, prof judg, etc. Literally value of humans.
 
Pg 265 Sec 1131Govt mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries.
 
Pg 268 Sec 1141 Fed Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs.
 
Pg 272 SEC. 1145. Treatment of certain cancer hospitals – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!
 
Page 280 Sec 1151 The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems preventable readmissions. (Incentives for hospital to not treat and release.)
 
Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Drs, treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission-Govt will penalize you.
 
Pg 317 L 13-20 PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Drs. what/how much they can own.
 
Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand.
 
pg 321 2-13 Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input required. Can you say ACORN?!!
 
Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 – Govt mandates established of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.
 
Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans (Part B), HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Govt plan.
 
Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people!
 
Pg 379 Sec 1191 Govt creates more bureaucracy – Telehealth Advisory Committee. HC by phone/Internet?
 
Pg 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates Advance [Death] Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life.
 
Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of atty. Mandatory!
 
Pg 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Gov’t provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death.
 
Pg 427 Lines 15-24 Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Gov’t has a say in how your life ends.
 
Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An “adv. care planning consult” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.
 
Pg 429 Lines 10-12 “adv. care consultation” may incl an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOV
 
Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.
 
PG 430 Lines 11-15 The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life
 
(NOTE FROM RJ: The above really does give the government the authority to determine who lives and dies, and when. A government bureaucrat really will be making this decision for you and your loved ones.)
 
Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services=Non profit orgs. Hello, ACORN Medical Svcs here!!?
 
Pg 472 Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment to a community-based org. Like ACORN?
 
Pg 489 Sec 1308 The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. They will insert Government into your marriage. Pg 494-498 Govt will cover Mental Health Svcs including defining, creating, rationing those svcs
 
PG 502 Sec 1181 Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research Established. – Hello Big Brother – Literally.
 
Pg 503 Lines 13-19 Gov’t will build registries and data networks from YOUR electronic med records.
 
Pg 503 lines 21-25 Gov’t may secure data directly from any depart or agency of the US including your data.
 
Pg 504 Lines 6-10 The “Center” will collect data both published & unpublished (that means public & your private info)
 
PG 506 Lines 19-21 The Center will recommend policies that would allow for public access of data.
 
PG 518 Lines 21-25 The Commission will have input from HC consumer reps – Can you say unions & ACORN?
 
PG 524 18-22 Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund set up. More taxes for ALL.
 
PG 621 Lines 20-25 Gov’t will define what Quality means in HC. Since when does Gov’t know about quality?
 
Pg 622 Lines 2-9 To pay for the Quality Standards, Govt will transfer $$ from to other Govt Trust Funds. More Taxes.
 
PG 624 “Quality” measures shall be designed to assess outcomes & functional status of patients.
 
PG 624 “Quality” measures shall be designed to profile you including race, age, gender, place of residence, etc
 
Pg 628 Sec 1443 Gov’t will give “Multi-Stake Holders” Pre-Rule Making input into Selection of “Quality” Measures.
 
Pg 630 9-24/631 1-9 Those Multi-stake holder groups incl. Unions & groups like ACORN deciding HC quality.
 
Pg 632 Lines 14-25 The Gov’t may implement any “Quality measure” of HC Services as they see fit.
 
PG 633 14-25/ 634 1-9 The Secretary may issue non-endorsed “Quality Measures” for Physician Services & Dialysis Services.
 
Pg 635 to 653 Physicians Payments Sunshine Provision – Gov’t wants to shine sunlight on Docs but not Govt.
 
Pg 654-659 Public Reporting on Health Care-Associated Infections – Looks okay.
 
PG 660-671 Doctors in Residency – Gov’t will tell you where your residency will be, thus where you’ll live.
 
Pg 676-686 Gov’t will regulate hospitals in EVERY aspect of residency programs, incl. teaching hospitals.
 
Pg 686-700 Increased Funding to Fight Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. You mean like the Gov’t with an $18 million website?
 
PGs 701-704 Sec 1619 If your part of HC plan isn’t in Gov’t HC Exchange but you qualify for Fed aid, no payment.
 
PG 705-709 SEC. 1128 If Secr gets complaints (ACORN) on HC provider or supplier, Gov’t can do background check.
 
PG 711 Lines 8-14 The Secretary has broad powers to deny HC providers/ suppliers admittance into HC Exchange. Your doctor could be thrown out of business.
 
Pg 719-720 Sec 1637 ANY Doctor who orders durable med equip or home med services MUST be enrolled in Medicare.
 
PG 722 Sec 1639 Gov’t MANDATES Doctors must have face to face with patient to certify patient for Home Health Svcs.
 
PG 724 23-25 PG 725 1-5 The same Gov’t certifications will apply to Medicaid & CHIP (your kids)
 
PG 724 Lines 16-22 Gov’t reserves rt to apply face to face certification for patient to ANY other HC service.
 
Pg 735 lines 16-25 For law enforce. proposes the Secretary-HHS will give Atty General access to ALL data.
 
PG 740-757 Gov’t sets guidelines for subsidizing the uninsured (Thats your tax dollars people)
 
Pg 757-762 Fed gov’t will shift burden of payments to Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) to States. (Taxes)
 
Pg 763 1-8 No DS/EA hospitals will be paid unless they provide services without regard to national origin
 
Pg 765 Sec 1711 Gov’t will require Preventative Services including vaccines. (Choice?)
 
Pg 768 Sec 1713 Gov’t – Nurse Home Visitation Svcs (Hello union paybacks)
 
Pg 769 11-14 Nurse Home Visit Svcs include-economic self-sufficiency, employ adv, school-readiness.
 
Pg 769 3-5 Nurse Home Visit Services – “increasing birth intervals between pregnancies.” Govt ABORTIONS anyone
 
Pg 770 SEC 1714 Fed Gov’t mandates eligibility for State Family Planning Services. Abortion & State Sovereign.
 
Pg 789-797 Gov’t will set, mandate drug prices, controlling which drugs brought to market. Bye innovation.
 
Pgs 797-800 SEC. 1744 PAYMENTS for graduate medical education. The government will now control Drs’ education.
 
PG 801 Sec 1751 The Govt will decide which Health care conditions will be paid. Say RATION!
 
Pg 810 SEC. 1759. Billing Agents, clearinghouses, etc req. to register. Gov’t takes over private payment sys.
 
Pg 820-824 Sec 1801 Govt will identify individ. ineligible for subsidies. Will access all personal financial information.
 
Pg 824-829 SEC. 1802. Govt Sets up Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund. Another tax black hole.
 
PG 829-833 Gov’t will impose a fee on ALL private health ins. plans incl. self insured to pay for Trust Fund!
 
PG 835 11-13 fees imposed by Gov’t for Trust Fund shall be treated as if they were taxes.
 
Pg 838-840 Gov’t will design & implement Home Visitation Program for families with young kids & families expect kids.
 
PG 844-845 This Home Visitation Prog. includes Gov’t coming into your house & telling you how to parent!!!
 
Pg 859 Gov’t will establish a Public Health Fund at a cost of $88,800,000,000. Yes that’s Billion.
 
Pg 865 The Gov’t will MANDATE the establishment of a National Health Service Corps.
 
PG 865 to 876 The NHS Corps is a program where Drs. perform mandatory HC for 2yrs for part loan repayment.
 
PG 876-892 The govt takes over the education of our Med students and Drs.
 
PG 898 The Govt will establish a Public Health Workforce Corps to ensure supply of public health prof.
 
PG 898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of civilian employees of the U.S. as Secretary deems.
 
PG 898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of officers of Regular & Reserve Corps of Service.
 
PG 900 The Public Health Workforce Corps includes veterinarians.
 
PG 901 The Public Health Workforce Corps WILL include commissioned Regular & Reserve Officers. HC Draft?
 
PG 910 The Govt will develop, build & run Public Health Training Centers.
 
PG 913-914 Govt starts a HC affirmative action program thru guise of “diversity” scholarships.
 
PG 915 SEC. 2251. Govt MANDDATES Cultural & linguistic competency training for HC professionals.
 
Pg 932 The Govt will estab Preventative & Wellness Trust fund- initial cost of $30,800,000,000-Billion.
 
PG 935 21-22 Govt will identify specific goals & objectives for prevention & wellness activities. Control YOU!!
 
PG 936 Govt will develop “Healthy People & National Public Health Perform. Standards” Tell me what to eat?
 
PG 942 Lines 22-25 More Gov’t? Offices of Surgeon General -Public Health Svc, Minority Health, Women’s Health
 
PG 950- 980 BIG GOV’T core pub health infrastructure including workforce capacity, lab systems; health info sys, etc
 
PG 993 Gov’t will establish school based health clinics. Your kids won’t have a chance.
 
PG 994 School Based Health Clinic will be integrated into the school environment.
 
PG 1001 The Govt will establish a National Medical Device Registry. Will you be tracked?
 
http://docs.house.gov/edlabor/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
 
http://docs.house.gov/edlabor/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
 
 
 
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During a town hall meeting, held by Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis., in a St. Louis MO middle school, an organized group of thugs yelled racial and ideological slurs before punching a black man, knocking him to the ground, and kicking him.

The victim, Kenneth Gladney, says, and witnesses confirm, that he was just handing out flags, when a man approached him, asked him why he was handing out those flags; and punched him right in the face, knocking him to the ground. Other members of the disrupters gathered around Gladney, and kicked him while he was on the ground.

When interviewed at the hospital, Gladney told the Post-Dispatch newspaper,

“It just seems there’s no freedom of speech without being attacked.”

Gladney was attacked by members of the SEIU (Service Employees International Union); who were clearly wearing blue t-shirts with their union logo on them. He was attacked for being a black man who is AGAINST Obama’s healthcare plan!

The attackers made good on the promise of White House deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina, who on friday, had assured democrats who faced opposition to the healthcare plan, that, “we will punch back twice as hard.”

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As already established, the Obama administration  HATES dissent…except when THEY are the dissenters!

Hillary says dissent is patriotic:

I am sick and tired of people who say that if we debate or disagree with THIS administration, that we are RACIST and a Nazi!

Debate and dissent are essential to freedom. This is why freedom of speech is the very first right in our Constitution.

Mr. Obama does not seem to agree. He is asking the public to inform on their neighbors, friends and family; supplying him with the emails and websites of those who are speaking out against his healthcare plan!  He wants to “address” those folks directly!

He wants to control all media. He hates FOX, and talk radio, because they do not follow his talking points nor subscribe to his propaganda machine. He only wants his spin on things, out in the public.

Americans WILL NOT be bullied into remaining silent! This isn’t Kenya. We have lived here for almost 400 years, speaking our minds and thinking for ourselves. We haven’t been a British colony for 233 years. We have not had slaves for 140 years!  It will not be so easy to conquer this people. A free people. We WILL remain free. We WILL speak up, regardless of what you like or what you want. You can impose all the rules you want, but freedom will not be silenced! 

FACTS are stubborn things.  Dissent IS patriotic. And there can not be a debate, if the opposition is silenced. Ignorance is deadly. Americans have their own minds, and we have all got the RIGHT and duty to speak our minds.

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