[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Health care charges

  • From: "pmick12" <pmick12@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <Scharo777@xxxxxxx>, <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 19:16:56 -0400

Oy -- I have to see a vascular surgeon on Wednesday.  Maybe I should just 
forget it, huh?
  I do have to say, tho, that those hospital costs do seem rather 
extreme...even for Texas.
       Peggy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Scharo777@xxxxxxx>
To: <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 7:02 PM
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Health care charges


>I though vet care expenses were really getting up there.
>
> However, my husband had to go into the hospital on an out patient basis -
> he was there 4 hours - the vascular doctor took X-rays of the blood 
> vessels
> in  his leg, identified 2 closures, and put in 2 stents.
>
> Hospital costs -  $81,286.50        Holy Cow!
>
> The vascular doctor about $8,000.
>
> This was for 4 hours.
>
> My vets cost for an implant at $327,00 suddenly seems very  reasonable.
>
> Pretty soon no one will be able to afford to get well.
>
> Carol Moore

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