Thursday, June 11, 2015
Another Bullet Dodged
The guest I had seen the previous day was found dead, I learned from the manager of the Figueroa hotel.
A hotel doctor’s worst nightmare is a patient dying in the room after he leaves. This has never happened to me although several died soon after I sent them to the hospital. Luckily, the Figueroa guest was not an example.
She was an elderly lady complaining of palpitations whom I had seen the night before. On my examination, her heart was beating too rapidly, so I sent her to an emergency room. After the usual delays, the emergency room doctor found her heart beating normally, so he sent her back to the hotel where she died.