Can anyone imagine an American with a burst appendix going through this kind of ordeal?
Thursday Oct. 11, 11 p.m. — Dany Bureau starts to feel pains in his stomach. He goes to sleep thinking he just has a stomach ache.
Friday Oct. 12, 3 p.m. – Mr. Bureau and his mother go to the Wakefield hospital. A doctor determines that there is a problem with Mr. Bureau’s appendix. Calls are made to hospitals in Hull, Gatineau, Maniwaki, Buckingham and Ottawa to find a surgeon. A surgeon cannot be found.
8:25 p.m. — Robert Bureau, Dany’s father, receives a call informing him that a surgeon is available at the Montreal General Hospital.
8:30 p.m. — Mr. Bureau leaves his home in Aylmer for Montreal.
8:37 p.m. — The ambulance leaves Wakefield hospital with Mr. Bureau.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 12:15 a.m. — The ambulance with Dany Bureau arrives at the Montreal General Hospital after missing the Décarie exit and then mistakenly unloading him at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The surgeon who had been awaiting Dany Bureau’s arrival has since become occupied with another trauma case.
9:50 p.m. — Dany Bureau is taken in for surgery
Sunday, Oct. 14, 12:10 a.m. — The surgeon who operated on Dany Bureau tells his father that his appendix had burst and that he had developed peritonitis. As a result, he is hospitalized for several days so his recovery can be monitored.
I didn’t think so.