When I spent my summer of 1982 in jail for killing two people in a car crash, I spent a couple of months teaching other inmates basic reading – from kindergarten level on up – and then spent a couple of months working the day shift at Participation House in Brantford, cleaning up patient’s shit.
When I got out of jail and went back to uni — on parole — I spent my weekends working at Participation House in Kitchener.
Typically, I’d work 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, sleep in the office apartment or with some local girl, then work 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, and then hitchhike back home to Guelph.
This is how quadriplegics empty their bowels: I would insert a suppository, chat with the dude or dudess for 20 minutes, then the poop would start flowing and I’d clean it up.
“It was black, dead, rotted skin. He was basically rotting alive, and we had no idea.”
Eric Vandewall, president of Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, located about 60 kilometres southwest of Toronto, said he personally apologized to Wilson and his family for what happened, and staff are investigating.
“We are currently conducting a comprehensive and thorough review of Mr. Wilson’s care while he was at Joseph Brant Hospital and we will hold further meetings with Mr. Wilson’s family to share and discuss the results of our review,” he said.
‘It’s to the bone, and it’s pretty horrific’
Wilson, who is 77, fell in November and suffered a brain injury.
“It’s devastating,” said Moss. “It’s torture, and we felt a sense of guilt, because if [we’d known], we could have helped turn him, or something.
“What baffles us is how could a medical team and several people … put a Band-Aid over black, dead, rotted skin and not raise the flag?”
Vandewall said the hospital’s routine for immobile patients includes turning them daily and checking for pressure ulcers.
The sun is out in Washington, D.C., as the city begins to dig out from record snowfall and even worse television commentary (why do so many people in D.C. apparently own cross-country skis when it rarely snows enough to use them?).
The Capitals-Pens hockey game was sold out, the teenager was asleep, and after a walk we soon found ourselves in a bar to watch the hyped pre-Super Bowl noontime game showcased on national TV. The Caps 13-game winning streak is in danger with the Pens leading 4-2 after 2 periods. Sorenne in her Ovechkin shirt fell asleep in my arms, although her eyes briefly opened for this pic (right).
The Consumerist just published its top 13 grossest food stories of all time – or from the past 4 years or so. I’ll just run the headlines here.
Customer Claims There Was Human Blood in Her Taco Bell
This Kmart Bacon Is Excellent, But Could Use Some More Fat
Applebee’s Apple Walnut Chicken Salad, Now With Free Insect Leg
Reader Says He Found Brains In His KFC
Dead Bugs Found In Health Valley Soup
Customer Claims McDonald’s Gave Her Mucus-Filled Iced Tea
Snakehead Found In T.G.I.F. Sandwich
Pardon Me, But There Is A Mouse In This Can Of Diet Pepsi Good News,That Dead Mouse In Your Diet Pepsi Was Actually A Toad
Man Claims To Have Found Condom In Soup
Loaf Of Bread Comes With Baked-In Rodent Goodness
This Weight Watchers Meal Includes A Free Frozen Frog (Addendum: I suck at this prediction thing; Caps win 5-4 in OT)