Healthcare debates, health care decisions are going to be made that
will effect your life and the lives of those you love…
You know it is with great respect that men and women of all ages salute the Flag of the United States of America, for many years it has been what has kept this nation free.
We look back into the Unrevised Historical nature of the Declaration of Independence and we see not only those men who gave their lives in service to this great nation but also the families that sacrificed precious time with fathers and mothers so that so many of us might be free to pursue liberty and happiness.
My Father was one of those men and he gave deeply to this Nation, I lost him in 2008 not to War as we all thought the case would be nor was it a case of sickness but to the lack of adequate, medical care in rural America, I know he loved the country and that was his life, he lived it with no fears and he was a great man but he was also a hero a man from Arkansas that served God and Country to the exclusion of everything else his mind was unaltered and with this have many men been saved.
Medical care in this nation is woefully under staffed, often you can walk into an emergency room in the rural areas of this nation and find equipment that is too old and all but impotent for the most basic of medical services.
My father was a Hero, both to this nation and his family, he lost his life not on the battle field, but in an emergency room that did not have the proper equipment necessary to save his life, Though at the time we did not realize that it was already too late, when I learned that he was delayed for one hour in this small town while they waited for an ambulance to take him to a larger hospital, that one hour they often call the golden hour.
[kc_heading_pac_11_headline_6 size=”45″ color=”#FC0″ ]The Golden Hour[/kc_heading_pac_11_headline_6]
The golden hour refers to a time period lasting from a few minutes to several hours following traumatic injury being sustained by a casualty, during which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will prevent death.
It has been well established that the patient’s chances of survival are greatest if they receive care within a short period of time after an injury.
Often He risked his life to bring valuable intelligence that saved the lives of men in the battlefield, yet when he needed a life flight to save his life, all they could manage was an ambulance, during which time he suffered continued medical damage to his heart, it was preventable.
I find it amazing that in a day and age of health care reform and the uniqueness that is this great America that my father lost his life because of a lack of care in a world that would not be free if not for men like my father.
I feel strongly that medical equipment needs to be in the hands of those that can make use of it including rural areas where resources are not as great as they are in larger areas.