ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Health»
  • Personal Health Information & Self-Help

Why Have A Health Department?

Updated on December 26, 2014
Froggy213 profile image

Greg has many opinions when it comes to politics and education. He has no qualms with voicing his opinion..

I just want to scream!

My wife has been on kidney dialysis here in Lebanon, Missouri for about 2 years. Very often she comes home sick. I have questioned this but was told it was normal.

At this moment my wife is laying in St. Johns hospital in Springfield, Missouri with pneumonia. So are two other ladies who also go to the same dialysis clinic.

I listened very close as Doctors spoke and heard that they wondered about the water at the clinic.

Anyone who has read my material knows that I will not lay down and let anyone harm my family. I spoke with my wife and told her I was going to ask questions. She is fearful that they will make her life living hell at the clinic. They better not because I will make their lives hot in real Hell.

First the next video explains kidney dialysis and I will then tell you what I did.

Phone Calls

My first phone call was to the National C.D.C.(Centers for Disease Control). I was explaining my position to the person and then I heard a faint "sorry" and she transferred me to an automated machine. I got no where with that.

I decided to visit our local health department and was told point blank they couldn't do anything. She said that the unit was in Lebanon so the city had to handle it. I question, isn't Lebanon in Laclede county? This is the Laclede county health department but they don't handle health issues in Lebanon?

My last effort was to call the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. I was nicely shut down again. I was told the water in Lebanon was fine. He also told me he didn't think anyone could get pneumonia from water. Doesn't pneumonia start with a bacteria? I know bacteria can live in water. Earlier this year the city of Lebanon had 2 different overflows and or spills of raw sewage; but no the water is fine they say.

I didn't want to have to write this, but I have no choice when the government agencies who are supposed to cover these kinds of problems do nothing.

Why do I pay taxes?

Why do these people have jobs?

If they kill my wife, I will probably go nuts.

Please, if any of you have a suggestion or know who to contact, do it!

There are 3 women, 1 is my wife laying in hospital beds because they all have pneumonia. They were all taken there within hours of each other and they all do dialysis. As a matter of fact, they all do on the same shift.

Is it the water or something else. Someone needs to investigate.

I did go to our local paper and they say they will look into it. I sure hope someone does.

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2010 Greg Boudonck

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      revivor 7 years ago

      look at the unexpected, the "black swan" - did they have any meal in the unit, was someone ill who treated them? etc etc

      Most of all - we are with you...all the way from London, England

    • Kaie Arwen profile image

      Kaie Arwen 7 years ago

      Good advice above.......... call the Attorney General's office right away, and make noise. Something in a common room made your wife and the others sick; three women on the same shift, admitted the same day, and all with the same illness. That's not a coincidence........... I keep your wife in my prayers.......

      K

    • profile image

      DaVonna 7 years ago

      Have you tried the Govenor or the Attorney General. Please try them. But with thier health problems and the heat I'd say they are getting sick from the Air conditioning is the problem. Still sending a prayer for your wife.

      DaVonna

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)