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Old 05-22-2024, 7:28pm   #1
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Default Had to call 911 for my neighbor today

We used to talk every other day but he's been returning my calls less and less. Today he finally returned my call, said that he has a virus, and asked me to pick up some things from the supermarket: beer, coke and Gatorade. I told him that I could do that later on tonight- unless he needed it sooner. "I need it ASAP" was his reply.

Along with his request I also picked up some prepared fresh fruit and three different brands of chicken soup.

I had to let myself in. I found him on the floor- he could not get up. Couldn't drink a Gatorade without a straw. The house was a mess. Four empty cases of beer. Best guess is that he'd been on the floor two, maybe three days. Hadn't eaten in four days. Refrigerator and cupboards full of whatever he needed.

I called 911 and admitted him taken to the hospital.
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Old 05-22-2024, 7:31pm   #2
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The old age virus? Be careful, that's contagious
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Thanks for the update have you also considered notifying the local media?
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Typical Yadkin hero story something missing here.

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Are they going to detox him? Sounds like someone that needs help
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Good job. We found our old neighbor, now deceased, TWICE on the floor, both times we called an ambulance. It's important to check on people, and this guy obviously needs someone looking out for him, so good on you, Yaddie. This is why neighbors give keys to other neighbors, for situations just like this.
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Are they going to detox him? Sounds like someone that needs help
Could be suffering from cirrhosis. Either way, it doesn't sound like this guy needs to be drinking anymore.
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Good thing you found him, it would suck to go out that way



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Did he squawk about calling in an ambulance ride to the hospital ?
Having his phone handy to call you , he could have called 911 anytime on his own .
Sounds like he thought maybe the beer would help him .
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Did he squawk about calling in an ambulance ride to the hospital ?
Having his phone handy to call you , he could have called 911 anytime on his own .
Sounds like he thought maybe the beer would help him .

The older you get the more you don't want to be taken from your home. 911 is at the bottom of many older folks lists
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we're gonna need a proof of life
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Yaddy AGAIN doing his thing, without asking for anything
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Good for you, looking out for a neighbor.
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Yaddy AGAIN doing his thing, without asking for anything
....He is great...I want him to do my shopping too..
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Did he squawk about calling in an ambulance ride to the hospital ?
Having his phone handy to call you , he could have called 911 anytime on his own .
Sounds like he thought maybe the beer would help him .
That's exactly what he was thinking. Only two beers in the refrigerator out of the four cases that he had already had. Better not run out- could be deadly.

Of course he didn't want to go. 'Too effing bad you're going.'

Once he got there he complained about how much it was costing him. 'You've got Blue Cross, low deductible. $9100 is your max out-of pocket, and the ambulance ride took that out. Everything now is "included", so you're going for the surf-n-turf buffet now.'

Hopefully this is the bottom of his self inflicted trajectory, and he gets, and accepts, help. Eats right, drinks less, exercises, gets back into shape.
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I bet he had to piss like a race horse.
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Could be suffering from cirrhosis. Either way, it doesn't sound like this guy needs to be drinking anymore.
Or had a TIA or diabetic shock...any number of things, BUT being aware of effects of alcoholism, that's more like what it sounds like.
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The older you get the more you don't want to be taken from your home. 911 is at the bottom of many older folks lists
I have never been admitted to a hospital or taken anywhere by ambulance. I plan to maintain that streak. My first ride will be my last...and they won't need to speed.
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Yaddie, make sure you have phone numbers for your neighbor's relatives so you can notify them if/when there's another issue.
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I have never been admitted to a hospital or taken anywhere by ambulance. I plan to maintain that streak. My first ride will be my last...and they won't need to speed.



I've only been admitted to the hospital once, and that was last December. Was only in for three days, but I couldn't get out of there fast enough
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