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Why Have A Health Department?

Updated on December 26, 2014
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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


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      8 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

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      Kaie Arwen 

      8 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.......


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      8 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.



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