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Monday, September 10, 2007

Second class citizen?

So what makes one a Second Class Citizen and who decides you are such???

I can not even describe how mad I am right now. Let me start ...

I tend to neglect my myspace and with that I neglect the blogs of my friends there - my freed reader wont pick them up so ... Anyhow I went on today to see if Maureen had put up some pictures from the Bears Game she went to yesterday. After that I went to check out her moms page and found out that Maureen's cousin has cancer. This was a shock as this girl (Kirstin) is only in her early 20s and just had a baby earlier this year. I was thinking how horrible. One of the posts mentioned a blog that the Kirstin's mom has for her. The title I thought was kind of odd "Bring Kirstin Home". Last I had heard Kirstin was living in IL where most of the family is so I did not quiet understand the bring home part until I started reading the blog. Turns out Kirstin fell in with a bad crowed and got herself in trouble for which she is paying society back right now.


Back to my question. How is it that this young lady was not allowed to see a doctor for the longest time -as in 9 months - despite the problems with her leg worsening!? And then after she was diagnosed with a very serious form of bone cancer and transfered to a medical facility she was not able to see the doctor for TWO WEEKS!!!!!!! Not given pain medication ....! Yet when someone like Miz H.ilton feels the slightest discomfort she is placed in a suite with Doctors at her back and call?? Now they are/were both inmates so should have been treated the same way right???? Kirstin is fighting for her life and there is now way of knowing if this procrastinating in her treatment will have ill effects in her recovery - it may since the tumor was growing rapidly. The family and friends have sent letters to everyone that came to mind to get her the treatment she needs.

They got some good news last week when the PET scan showed that the tumor had not metastasized but they still have a lot before them. So keep them in your thoughts. If you have a minute send her a card with well wishes or books if you wish. I have a hard time thinking of her suffering [in prison] with all this as I just remember this happy kid that I met when I was Maureen's Au pair and all the cousins would meet up at family functions.

15 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

That is too bad - good news that the cancer hasn't spread. I hope she gets the care she needs and gets well quickly.

angel said...

that is so very sad... i dunno how i would handle not being able to do everything medically possible for my child!

Jewels said...

Wow! This story is going right up there with a post I read on another blog about a young soldier having his pay docked for damaging his kevlar vest (which was damaged in the line of DUTY!).
One wonders how people sleep at night...

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - thanks however it looks like she will have to loose that leg but hopefully thats all she'll loose

Angel - Its horrible her family is nearly a thousand miles away!

Jewels - I do wonder the same thing

The Phosgene Kid said...

I sleep on my left side, since you were wondering how people sleep...

The Phosgene Kid said...

Hope you the suckage this mild week...

Dino aka Katy said...

Phos - good to know

ahmn what???"hope you the suckage this mild week ..." what kind of english is that???

Justmee said...

First lol @ you and Phos's comment on suckage.ha

So sorry too read about your friends daughter. She'll be in my prayers. I'm with Jewels... I wonder as well how people can sleep at night, knowing they are only out for themselves (money) and not for the well being of all.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Sucked less, that is... The act of sucking, as translated from the Greek Sukos, or SVKOS as they spelled. What you mistook for a badly constructed sentence was actually cutting edge writing, yeah, that's it, i am breaking new ground....

Dino aka Katy said...

Justmee - thanks for keeping her in your thoughts. Glad to have you back

Phos - oh okay thanks for clearing that up - I will write about the rest of the week later now I am to beat

Bubs said...

Sad and infuriating. Bless you for writing about her.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Get some rest!

jin said...

Does anything positive happen to anyone anymore???

Hope you are doing well Katy...I miss your daily posts!!!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Should be rested up by now, hmmm...

Dino aka Katy said...

Bubs - nice new avatar

Jin - well I guess not in the big picture

Phos - I NEVER get enough rest period