Category Archives: Medical

Man Murders Wife Because He Couldn’t Afford Her Pain Meds

Williams & Carolyn Hager
Williams & Carolyn Hager

*This story, oddly enough, prompted me to call my 77-year-old mom, just to check in, tell her I love her, and make sure she was ok. The guy I’m about to tell you about clearly was not.

William Hager, 86, fatally shot his wife of more than 50 years, Carolyn, 78, in the head while she slept, because they couldn’t afford her medication.

They’d been living their lives out, after raising children together, in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Clearly, the family was close. Hager called his daughters to tell them what happened, before he called 911.

The first question that came to mind as I learned of this story was “Where were the Hagers’ daughters as the elderly couple struggled with their bills?”

A police report offers chilling details: Continue reading

OMG! Woman Treated at Hospital For Shark Bite…With Shark Still Attached

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*I love my two dogs. Shepherd mix and a pit, rescue mutts. LOVE ‘em. I joked just this morning that I wish inter-species marriage was legal. But this story is taking attachment to an animal to a whole new level.

Paramedics in Boca Raton, Florida rushed a 23-year-old beachgoer to the hospital after she’d been bit on the arm by a two-foot-long nurse shark.

Here’s the kicker: the shark was still attached to her arm! He wouldn’t let go!

“She was sitting calmly, seemed to handle it pretty well,” said Bob Lemons, a spokesperson for the Boca Raton Fire Rescue. But Jaws wouldn’t let go.

Shlomo Jacob was on the beach when the woman came out of the water, with a bloody arm and a shark attached to it. He said the shark “wouldn’t give up.”

“It was barely breathing but it wasn’t letting go of her arm, like it was stuck to her,” Jacob said.

Stuck. Attached. Continue reading

Clown Injures Man, In Front of his Kids, during Circus Performance

Pennywise in the miniseries It was just the beginning...
Pennywise in the miniseries It was just the beginning…

*My husband is terrified of clowns. Phobic, in fact.   His “condition” even has a term: coulrophobia.

I put “condition” in quotation marks because I’ve never really understood it. I LOVE clowns. Always have. I religiously watched Bozo and Oopsy the Clowns on TV growing up in Detroit.  I spent my childhood hoping a clown would show up at one of my birthday parties. Never happened.

ANYWAY, with a husband who screams like a bitch whenever a clown pops up on TV, avoids McDonalds like the plague, and wouldn’t stream the movie It to save his life, I’m always looking for warm and fuzzy clown stories to help him feel better about them.

This ain’t one of those stories.

A father of three, who took two of his girls to the circus for the very first time, says he’s lucky to be alive after a clown’s trick went horribly wrong.

Ben Garnham, 37, from Wales, a self-employed DJ was picked out of the circus crowd by the clown, Ben Coles. Garnham was to be lifted and spun in the air at the touring Circus Zyair.

It is important to note here that Garnham did not sign a disclaimer. Continue reading

Family Dog Called ‘Hero’ After Saving Girl from Venomous Rattlesnake

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*This writer can really relate to this story about the family dog protecting his human from one of the most undesirable reptiles in the animal kingdom…a rattlesnake.

Eek!

But this German Shepherd, named “Haus,” is being hailed a hero after he showed bravery and came between a little girl who was playing with the dog in her yard when the reptile came slithering up and decided to join in on the fun.

The Shepherd went into attack-mode and was bitten several times by the  Eastern diamondback snake. But not even this stopped Haus. And according to the girls mother, Donya DeLuca, their beloved dog “kept taking hits” from the snake.

DeLuca even said she “didn’t know if she would have made it” had the dog not intervened. Continue reading

70-something Woman Gives Birth To First Child — and is Breastfeeding

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*Janet Jackson shocked the world when she recently announced, days before her 50th birthday, that she was expecting her first child. (She steered clear of using the word “pregnant”, and with her penchant for secrecy and media deception, I’m skeptical…but I digress…)

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Whether Miss-Jackson-If-You’re-Nasty is pregnant or not, a woman in India, Dajinder Kaur, has trumped her by giving birth to her son, Aman Singh.

The new, first-time mom puts her age at about 70, but the clinic where she gave birth released a statement that says she’s 72.

What’s a couple of years?  At the sprightly young age of 70-something, Kaur has become a first time mom with her husband of 46 years, 79-year-old Mohinder Singh. Continue reading

A Poisonous Spider Down Under Bites a Man…Down Under!

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*When I was a kid, I wanted to have superpowers like the heroes in the comic books I read.

Like Spider-Man. Remember him? I used to daydream of being bit by a spider and swinging all over town, saving the day.  I even used to catch spiders in the hope of finding that. Special. ONE.

After reading about this guy’s encounter with a spider, I realize, frankly, that I was a fucking nut.

A man in Sydney took himself to the hospital recently after having been bit on his penis by a poisonous Australian redneck spider.

Yes.

Yes, Lawd.

On the penis. Continue reading

What…A ‘Baby Product’ That Gets Rid of Your Migraine? Yep!

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*And you thought Johnson & Johnson only created great smelling products like baby oil and powder.

Now, we can all stop thinking small!

Thanks to one mommy who posted a “recipe” online that was picked up by The Daily Mail. The Facebook post was put up on March 5, and it talked about how a friend of the woman’s showers with Johnson’s Soothing Vapor Bath to get rid of her migraines.

Apparently a LOT of folks get migraines (or know people who do) because the post has been shared close to 200,000 times!

I agree with Hamilton’s friend, who says the product is “life-changing.”

Her friend, according to Hamilton, suffers from tension headaches; so she showers regularly with this bubble bath.

She “… lathers up really good and breathes in the smell for about five minutes, then rinses off.  After that, her headache is gone,” Hamilton says.

And you can’t beat the price of this life-changer at $5! Continue reading

Unfathomable! Baby Dies on First Day at New Daycare!

McKenna Rose
McKenna Rose

Omg. ANY parents’ greatest nightmare turned real for Adrienne Kromer and Bryan Felmly recently. After three-and-a-half months of maternity leave Kromer finally returned to work, but as any new mother would be, she was really, really nervous about leaving her precious bundle of joy at daycare, and called often to make sure everything was OK.

Unfortunately, and to her horror, the last call showed everything was NOT.

According to what the infant’s dad, Bryan Felmly, wrote on GoFundMe, little McKenna Felmly hadn’t shown any signs of illness or distress when she was dropped off at the Lehigh Township, Pa., center in the morning.

But according to an article on USA Today, the child’s mother got really nervous when the daycare center told her McKenna was having trouble taking a bottle, and later said she’d fallen asleep quickly (which was rare for the infant). Continue reading