Wednesday, February 13, 2013
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Alex Bradley, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Snowman cartoon: So this is what happens when you take Frosty's Hat.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
We can weed out jerk doctors one mom at a time.
Sometimes doctors who are condescending just need a smack. When Grace was born, I met a pediatrician who deserved one. Come to find out, the hospital gave it to him. Link here to read the original story. Dr. Arrogant came into our lives when he didn't come into our room. That is to say that he was supposed to see Grace within 24 hours of birth. She was jaundiced, and I was naturally worried. When he finally did show up a day late, he said he was too busy. Then to prove he was indeed arrogant and not just having a bad day, when I asked him medical questions, he told me that was not for me to worry about. Rude words, several containing the letter F, remained unsaid. Instead, I complained to my obstetrician, who filed a complaint with the …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Sammons has been hospitalized 56 times over the years. In addition to the lung transplantand vena cava repair, he has undergone surgery at Loyola for problems with his stomachand nose.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, September 2, 2011
MAYWOOD—Cystic fibrosis patient Daniel Sammons, a Bolingbrook resident, had undergone a successful double lung transplant at Loyola University Medical Center, but he still had one majorhealth issue. There was a severe narrowing in a large vein, called the superior vena cava, whichreturns blood to the heart from the head, neck and arms. Sammons, 19, would turn purple when he sat or stood up. He suffered migraineheadaches, and couldn't bend over without passing out. Because of the lung transplant, a traditional open surgery to repair the vein was considered too much of a risk. So vascular surgeon Ross Milner, working with cardiothoracic surgeon Robert Love, used a newer and less invasive catheter technique. Using catheters, Milner delivered …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
The 1.5-pound Bolingbrook baby, whose grandparents hail from Lemont, was born early Tuesday morning at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora.
At 1.5 pounds and 12.5 inches long, newborn Ryan Edward Dwyer is living proof that miracles sometimes come in very tiny packages. Bolingbrook couple Una and Bryon Dwyer welcomed baby Ryan to the world around 3 a.m. Tuesday—15 weeks before his April 20 due date. He was delivered in an emergency Cesarean-section at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he now is in stable condition. "It's been a scary couple of days, but so far every test he's had has been good," Bryon Dwyer said Wednesday. Doctors in the Rush Copley neonatal intensive care unit are monitoring Ryan's vital organs, particularly his brain, liver and heart, Bryon said. The baby was switched from an oscillator to a regular ventilator Wednesday morning, and he is being …