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WhiteCoat Challenge #7

I was going to add this story to next week’s Health Care Update, but as I was thinking about it, there were too many smart-alec comments that can be made about this scenario.  See what you can come up with …

Bride gets married in hospital when appendix ruptures on her wedding day.

Here are a couple off the top of my head to get you started:
And you thought the reception hall was going to be expensive …
Hey – they needed something to do while they were waiting to see the doctor …

Top three choices as chosen by EP Monthly editors get either a travel coffee mug or a t-shirt from the EP Monthly store.

Winners chosen next Tuesday.

33 Responses to “WhiteCoat Challenge #7”

  1. hashmd says:

    This is more excusable than giving birth to her baby on the wedding day…

  2. Dr. Dredd says:

    “I’ve heard of destination weddings, but this is ridiculous.”

  3. Ed says:

    Well, they have the “sickness and health” clause covered.

  4. Steve says:

    Give that woman an IV, a pump, some Zosyn and let her go to the reception!

  5. Jess says:

    She figured the cocktails would be better there.

  6. Not House says:

    I guess it wasn’t the Perf-ect wedding she hoped. for.

  7. Marilyn says:

    “How much of a tip do we leave for room service and housekeeping?”

  8. VinceD says:

    Sorry, I have to…

    “And she thought it was her husband that would be inside her on their wedding night.”

  9. ThorMD says:

    What EXACTLY did she do at the bachelorette party?

  10. BinkRN says:

    Reception Menu

    Appetizer: Jello shooters-sans alcohol

    Main Course: Beef Broth with lukewarm coffee
    Fruit sorbet
    Cranberry/Apple juice ‘cocktails’

    Dessert: Dixie cup sundaes

  11. Anonymous says:

    Why waste a good opportunity to collect on some life insurance if she dies of sepsis?

    Hey hon, let’s get married.

  12. Christopher says:

    I assume they include in the Time Out: “If any of you can show just cause why this operation may not lawfully be conducted, speak now; or else for ever hold your peace.”

  13. joebob says:

    I bet this woman never thought the first question she would be asked as she rolls over in bed the morning after her wedding was:
    “Have you passed gas yet?”

  14. Cynic says:

    Nothing worse than having another guy in your wife on your wedding night…

  15. MamaOnABudget says:

    And you thought the ED was crowded before her 150 guests showed up!

  16. Sue Denyhm says:

    The bride needed ‘something new’ so decided that a lovely new belly scar would check that box.

  17. tc says:

    My bad;)

    Sorry dear not now my sutures, ya know. OOOh that’s a diferent story. I’m NPO.

  18. Miss Chevious says:

    “Without your Appendix, I thee wed…”

  19. Hueydoc says:

    Is this covered by Medicaid ?

  20. ndenunz says:

    At least it wasn’t an ectopic.

  21. Galactico says:

    “I hope I recover quickly so I can get home and post this on my blog before Whitecoat gets around to finishing his “Under the Knife” series!”

    • WhiteCoat says:

      Hey – I’ve been bu-sy.
      And don’t think you’re getting special consideration for the prize by being a wisenheimer, either.

  22. Chicken suit for the soul says:

    But Pop, you said I’d want a surgeon on my wedding night!

  23. Dr. D says:

    Yeah, but did you see her prenup? If they divorce, she gets his gallbladder.

  24. ER Jedi says:

    The Bridal party will be catching C.Diff instead of bouquets.

    The best man accidentally removed her catheter instead of her garter belt

  25. ndenunz says:

    Groom: “So Doc, how soon before we can have sex.”

    Doc:” That depends on whether you have a private or a semi-private room.”

  26. ThePack says:

    It’s just like the old wedding saying: “Something borrowed, something blue, something old, something removed…”

    • Essay says:

      In this case, the something blue could have been the appendix. New would have been the sutures. Or the scar, I guess, except that will take a few weeks to really form.

  27. Essay says:

    And fifty years from now they’ll be bouncing grandkids on their knees, bringing out the photo album of the hospital wedding, and dusting off the appendix in formalin stored in the back of the closet for show-and-tell at the retirement home.

  28. Steve says:

    Sorry, sweetie. I’ve already had one pelvic exam today.

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