Death Be Not Proud, written by John Gunther, is a memoir commemorating the life and death of Gunther’s son at the hands of a brain tumor. Throughout the book, Gunther focuses on describing his son Johnny’s defining physical and mental traits as well as his endurance and courage in the face of his life threatening illness. In the first chapter, Gunther gives background to how it was discovered that his son Johnny had a brain tumor. After having symptoms such as a stiff neck and a lack of response in his eyes, Johnny’s doctor proceeded to do a spinal tap in which they found pressure on his brain in result to the presence of a tumor. Gunther elaborates in abundance how his son never faltered in being optimistic through his will to live and desire to learn more about his disease.
The patient had been battling cancer for many years and now was dying in the hospital. The ICU had provided aggressive care including CPR for a cardiac arrest. He was now unresponsive, intubated, and unable to be oxygenated adequately, on multiple pressers, with no further treatment options. After explaining hospice fully they said they wanted to talk to other companies and would get back with me. I was confused and knew this man would not last long before coding again.
He did not listen to the advice given. When participating in hitting drills during practice, he collapsed and has a seizure. He was airlifted to a neurosurgical trauma center at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. There was pressure on the skull and presents of brain swelling and a subdural hematoma, this is a collection of blood build up in the brain. He was in the hospital for 98 das, and suffered many other major problems related to his brain injury.
Throughout Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby most if not all characters fall victim to the complications and consequences of love. Throughout a significant portion of the book Nick is caught up in Gatsby’s five year long plan to reunite himself with Daisy all while he is struggling with his own conflicts of attempting to stay true to himself as “one of the few honest people that I have ever known.” (Fitzgerald 64) Fitzgerald portrays love as something you make sacrifices for, do unreasonable things for, and go to the extremes to pursue, examples of all of these can be noted throughout the story. Gatsby builds his fortune over a span of five years and spends a massive amount of money constantly in order to get Daisy to fall in love with him. Gatsby expended the best and last years of his life working to impress a woman that already had her whole life set and likely forgot about him. Gatsby sacrificed his time, money, and ultimately his life for Daisy, that is love.
He had a concussion and a shard from his glasses got stuck right on the edge of his pupil. His surgery was successful but he had to spend days in the hospital for close examination and care. While he was in the hospital he had met two people who impacted him a boxer Mr. Savo and a boy named Billy who was blind. While in the hospital his father brought him a radio so he could stay connected to the outside world, while in the hospital a battle which they referred to as ‘D’ day. Reuven also had a visit with Danny which didn’t go well because Reuven did not want to give him a chance.
My mom mad frequent stops to see me but couldn’t stay long because she had my sister to take care as well as work. I went home on the sixth day and had to return to the hospital the next day. My stomach was in more pain then what I had before I went the first time. I can’t remember anything past arriving at the emergency room, until the point that I woke up to my grandmother singing with the gospel channel on the hospital TV (she had the most beautiful voice. It was also the first time I ever heard her sing).
Yet another approach was taken in Hotson v East Bershire Health Authority (1987). Here the plaintiff, a young boy, had gone to hospital after falling from a rope and injuring his knee. An X-ray showed no apparent injury, so he was sent home. Five days later, the boy was still in pain and when he was taken back to the hospital, a hip injury was diagnosed and treated. He went on to develop a condition known as a avascular necrosis, which is caused when blood supply to the site of an injury is restricted and eventually results in pain and deformity.
His father, diagnosed with stage three lung cancer prompted Keldon to tell him how his own life had become an unbearable burden that he carried with him 24 hours a day every day of his life. How his marriage was a lie. How he wished he had the cancer instead his father, but he didn 't. Frozen by fear he had no idea how to broach the subject. Would his father think that he weird or sick?
Ya it is kind of hard for me and my family because my dad has infection and his ankle broke a year ago, his shoulder was broke at about 2 years ago and it still not fully healed. Now his heart is skipping beats. His one lung is all scared and his other lung might be getting that bad too. I just wish the doctors would figure him out. It is hard because my dad has lost over 65 pounds in less than a weak.
I was prepared to retake and nail this test. But, on New Years Day, I woke up with a bad stomach ache. It grew bigger until the point where I could barely move. My Dad took me into the Emergency Room and the doctors told me I had appendicitis. Looking back on that day, I was scared out of my mind.
In 1966, while Dr. Oliver Sacks was on the staff of a New York hospital, he came across some very unusual patients. About a third of all victims died, and others could not sleep and so lost their lives as well. Still others fell into a deep coma in which they spent the rest of their lives. Ultimately, their long illness cost them a great deal because they never grew beyond the time almost fifty years before when they caught the disease. Most passed away in the years following their treatment, but they taught doctors much about chemical therapy and gave new insights into how the human brain works.
Just when I thought that was frightening, almost exactly two years later, my dad suffered a second stroke. He might not make it, they said, and for over a month, he couldn’t even say one word. That’s what made me think about the choices we make when it comes to our health. At 45 years old, my father had already suffered two strokes, what was in store for me? That’s when I realized that being healthy is not just an option for me; it’s a way of living.