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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 11:14 AM
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16. happens all the time
"stable" is a subjective term used by hospitals for communicating with the media; the American Hospital Association recommends against it, since you end up with odd sounding combinations: critical but stable, or serious but stable. But its hardly unusual for someone who's condition is "stable" - i.e., vital functions are not deteriorating or fluctuating, to nonetheless be in ICU, particularly if its an older patient that is being observed closely for any changes in condition.

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  -E&P: First Doctor to Treat Cheney Victim ... Wanted to Send Him Home Newsjock  Feb-14-06 10:59 AM   #0 
  - Stable but in ICU?  liberal N proud   Feb-14-06 11:00 AM   #1 
  - Evidence that Cheney's biggest political donors don't have  The Backlash Cometh   Feb-14-06 11:03 AM   #5 
  - Stable but in ICU for 4 days.  superconnected   Feb-14-06 11:13 AM   #15 
  - happens all the time  onenote   Feb-14-06 11:14 AM   #16 
  - By definition, ICU is intended for patients who are NOT stable  librechik   Feb-14-06 11:36 AM   #28 
  - Arial Sharon is stable, too. n/t  kskiska   Feb-14-06 12:10 PM   #39 
  - Or as The Daily Show put it last night, Stable, but still Shot in the Face  Up2Late   Feb-14-06 12:10 PM   #38 
  - Stable but life flighted to Corpus Christi? nt  Scout1071   Feb-14-06 08:33 PM   #73 
  - The first doctor was Frist. Cheney had sent him a video tape.  Roland99   Feb-14-06 11:02 AM   #2 
  - LOL!! n/t  AzDar   Feb-14-06 11:03 AM   #7 
  - I just remembered, The first doctor was on Cheney's medical team!  mom cat   Feb-14-06 11:28 AM   #25 
  - And coverup the story.  Roland99   Feb-14-06 12:06 PM   #37 
  - The doctor wanted to patched him with band-aids and send him on his way...  BrotherBuzz   Feb-14-06 12:24 PM   #45 
  - Point well taken............n/t  ShockediSay   Feb-14-06 01:35 PM   #58 
  - Too funny,  AnneD   Feb-15-06 02:02 PM   #75 
  - It just got weirder.  tanyev   Feb-14-06 11:02 AM   #3 
  - I see the hand of Karl Rove in this...  grytpype   Feb-14-06 11:02 AM   #4 
  - Or to change the story. Remember Friday's news?  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-14-06 11:04 AM   #9 
  - Sounds like it, and what right does that doctor have to be speaking  kayice   Feb-14-06 04:19 PM   #62 
  - Because of who he was and who he was with!  Norquist Nemesis   Feb-14-06 11:03 AM   #6 
  - I like your mind, Norquist Nemesis! That's how they think: Both planned  Peace Patriot   Feb-14-06 11:29 AM   #26 
     - That is an excellent point.  Selteri   Feb-14-06 11:53 AM   #33 
  - I smell a BIG FAT RAT  habitual   Feb-14-06 11:03 AM   #8 
  - "If he were a normal citizen", what does that mean....  Missy M   Feb-14-06 11:04 AM   #10 
  - 'normal citizen' would have had the cops there taking a report  kayice   Feb-14-06 04:32 PM   #63 
  - I wonder if he's related to Frist? nt  babylonsister   Feb-14-06 11:05 AM   #11 
  - "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning, pellet-face"  Frank Cannon   Feb-14-06 11:06 AM   #12 
  - This doctor:  habitual   Feb-14-06 11:10 AM   #14 
  - D. HE WAS CHENEY'S DOCTOR!  mom cat   Feb-14-06 11:39 AM   #30 
     - Actually, the doctor mentioned in the article was at the hospital, not  mom cat   Feb-14-06 12:02 PM   #35 
  - Isn't this the most absurd crap??? n/t  CrazyOrangeCat   Feb-14-06 11:23 AM   #20 
  - Give the benefit of doubt: maybe the lawyer had a home-ICU kit...  KansDem   Feb-14-06 11:07 AM   #13 
  - The guy's a gazillionaire  louis-t   Feb-14-06 11:29 AM   #27 
  - That is ouch  jbnow   Feb-14-06 01:19 PM   #56 
  - If Whittington was hit with 100 pellets, then a 3/4 oz 28 ga has about 308  jody   Feb-14-06 11:19 AM   #17 
  - 7 1/2 shot at 30 yards.  Xithras   Feb-14-06 11:26 AM   #24 
     - The press may report 30 yards but #7 1/2 shot has about 262 pellets per  jody   Feb-14-06 04:09 PM   #60 
     - What percentage of a 30" circle would be "head, arms and chest"  Thor_MN   Feb-14-06 07:34 PM   #71 
     - No shit, at fifty yards, or more, a few pellets can kill a rabbit or duck.  BikeWriter   Feb-14-06 05:07 PM   #66 
  - ICU=isolation from reporters  kineneb   Feb-14-06 11:21 AM   #18 
  - Yup. That's what I'm thinking. Either he's not badly hurt and he's in  Peace Patriot   Feb-14-06 11:38 AM   #29 
  - Wow. I can see reasons that either one would be a lie  jobycom   Feb-14-06 11:23 AM   #19 
  - "Dear Doctor Rovescheme: Your $100,000 deposit is on its way."  Straight Shooter   Feb-14-06 11:24 AM   #21 
  - This guy was not the first doctor to treat the injured man.  Lars39   Feb-14-06 11:25 AM   #22 
  - BINGO ... IT WAS CHENEY'S DOCTOR! ... THIS IS HUGE!  mom cat   Feb-14-06 11:41 AM   #31 
  - I missread the story. It was not about Cheney's doctor, but it still  mom cat   Feb-14-06 12:06 PM   #36 
     - Yes, the doctor in the article was not Cheney's doctor.  Lars39   Feb-14-06 12:13 PM   #42 
        - Right!  mom cat   Feb-14-06 08:17 PM   #72 
  - He's not above the law. He *is* the law.  Roland99   Feb-14-06 12:02 PM   #34 
     - His sense of entitlement demands it.  Lars39   Feb-14-06 12:10 PM   #40 
  - Anything for a coverup. n/t  Megahurtz   Feb-14-06 11:26 AM   #23 
  - the guy is 78 freaking years old  grasswire   Feb-14-06 11:45 AM   #32 
  - He's a gunshot victim....  Solon   Feb-14-06 12:11 PM   #41 
  - K&R...this is something to watch.  Wordie   Feb-14-06 12:20 PM   #43 
  - CNN apparently now reporting he is now back in ICU...  Wordie   Feb-14-06 12:23 PM   #44 
  - They need to call Frist for a video consult  Rose Siding   Feb-14-06 12:34 PM   #47 
  - ...  Wordie   Feb-14-06 12:36 PM   #49 
  - "Mild" heart asymptomatic heart attack.."sure"!  SoCalDem   Feb-14-06 12:36 PM   #48 
  - Yeah...a "move along now, nothing to see here" moment if I ever saw one.nt  Wordie   Feb-14-06 12:38 PM   #50 
  - I guess it wasn't so minor afterall  qanda   Feb-14-06 12:39 PM   #51 
     - The doctors are still trying to make it sound like it's nothing...  Wordie   Feb-14-06 01:29 PM   #57 
  - Birdshot triggers 'minor' heart attack in wounded Cheney companion (CNN)  Wordie   Feb-14-06 12:32 PM   #46 
  - Oh, man, they just can't stop screwing up!  LizW   Feb-14-06 12:41 PM   #52 
  - Were they drinking??? I bet that they were!!  demo dutch   Feb-14-06 12:58 PM   #53 
  - Why did USA Today story say that no alcohol was involved, but not  Divernan   Feb-14-06 01:10 PM   #55 
  - further down the rabbit hole we go...  FLDem5   Feb-14-06 01:09 PM   #54 
  - So the doctor is either a liar or incredibly incompetent  mainer   Feb-14-06 01:38 PM   #59 
  - KandR!  fooj   Feb-14-06 04:17 PM   #61 
  - K&R. And, he's back in the ICU with a CV event ...  understandinglife   Feb-14-06 04:57 PM   #64 
  - Apparently a wee little pellet is interfering with his heart rhythm  Hekate   Feb-14-06 05:05 PM   #65 
     - Yes, indeed, it is quite serious. And, it's not the only pellet in his ...  understandinglife   Feb-14-06 05:52 PM   #67 
  - What? Did he want to send him home to die? n/t  Tom Yossarian Joad   Feb-14-06 05:54 PM   #68 
  - Him being hospitalizaed could have SAVED his life!  wicket   Feb-14-06 05:55 PM   #69 
  - Raj Subnani, the quack in question.  stickdog   Feb-14-06 06:41 PM   #70 
  - Too late to Rate This Up but needs a kick..  radio4progressives   Feb-15-06 12:39 PM   #74 
  - Kicky for Dicky nt  goclark   Feb-15-06 05:52 PM   #77 
  - More reasons that "tort reform" is a sham. ADMITTED Malpractice.  Maddy McCall   Feb-15-06 04:14 PM   #76 

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