July 21, 2014

"Are ya'll sure he's gone?"

Wife's outrage after unconscious vet was pronounced DEAD at VA hospital :  'They said his soul was gone':

A woman in Kentucky is demanding answers from a local VA hospital after she claims her husband was erroneously pronounced dead.
According to Jennifer Dunn, doctors at the Lexington VA Hospital assured her last week that her husband, Danny Dunn, was no longer among the living.
The wife was given her husband’s time of death, but when she went into his room to bid a final farewell, she found Mr Dunn with a strong heart rate and blood pressure.

 Vet Danny Dunn Pronounced Dead

It all started last Thursday morning when 46-year-old Danny Dunn, an U.S. Army veteran, was discovered unconscious by his wife in their Central Kentucky home.
The former soldier was rushed to a hospital in Harrodsburg and was later airlifted to the VA Hospital in Lexington, where medical personnel pronounced him dead.

'I said, "Are ya'll sure he's gone?" and they said, "There's no pulse, ma'am, he's gone,"' Jennifer Dunn told LEX18.

In accordance with her husband's end-of-life wishes, Mrs Dunn made the decision to take him off life support, but she quickly discovered that Danny still had vital signs.  As of Monday, the 46-year-old veteran was very much alive, and according to his wife, apparently growing stronger.

‘He squeezed my hand when I asked him to,’ she said. ‘He opened his eyes when I asked him to. And he grabbed my hand.’

The Dunn family now want the ailing husband and father transferred to another hospital for treatment.

You have to wonder what the demoralizing effect the scandal of the Veterans Administration and all these stories have are on our veterans and their families.    They dishearten  me.

Posted by Jill Fallon at July 21, 2014 12:30 PM | Permalink