by alexp (1475 Posts), Wed Aug 31, 2005 03:31 pm
Cara, I'm so sorry. It's just horrible.
When I was little I dreamed of living in NO when I grew up. It has always been one of my favorite cities. It breaks my heart to see it destroyed...let alone think about all the people and familes who've had their lives ruined.
Something that is very applicable to pre-e and high risk pregnancy....New Orleans was home to like 10 major hospitals and 4 major universities...2 medical schools (and I may have the numbers wrong). My peri was originally from New Orleans. DH's 2nd cousin had a baby with spina bifida last summer...the baby had just come home from surgery at Children's Hospital a month ago. In this state, when you need really high tech care, New Orleans is where you go. Now it's all being ruined. They are trying to evacuate patients who were previously considered to ill to move as you read this - they don't have power and patients on ventilators are being ventilated by hand...many critically ill people have died from the stress of the move. You know there were probably preemies in that number.
I'm starting to get mad, too - it has been three days, and things are getting worse and worse...where the **** is "hurricaine aid"? Why aren't any of the movie stars having hurricane benefit concerts? Just my opinion, but this is becoming a distaster on a very similar scale to 9/11 or the asian tsunamis. I also wonder why certain world leaders - I won't mention any names - took 3 days to interrupt their vacation to make an appearance...