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Our Preacher quoted this tonight as the framework of his sermon.
With his resonant baritone voice, Putnam also narrated and starred in the once-shrill but now-kitschy 1965 documentary-diatribe "Perversion for Profit," which seeks to inform Americans about the twin perils of p*rn*gr@phy and "sexual deviancy."
I dare anyone here to try to keep a straight face when Putnam stares directly into the camera and warns the audience that "[t]his moral decay weakens our resistance to the onslaught of the Communist masters of deceit."
The late Ted Knight, who played the pompous bubblehead Ted Baxter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," admitted years after the series ended that George Putnam provided his initial inspiration for the fictional WJM-TV anchor. Of course, most everyone in L.A. had already long suspected that.
Personally, I think that Putnam was likely Bill O'Reilly's muse, too.
Anyway, I would welcome your good thoughts and she would probably welcome your prayers.
Common sense and risk vs. reward aren't always applied when we need them the most. I had to make a life support decision on my father a few years ago and it was a struggle to get the information needed. Fortunately , one doctor and one nurse really helped put things in perspective. I hope your family finds similar guidance.
Me ke aloha pumehana.
As some here know, a little over a year ago I came back to Illinois to take care of my sister who was dying of cancer. I learned a lot about hospitals and our health care system doing that.
One of the most important is that someone from the family, someone who is not shy about asking questions, should be at the hospital with your sister at all times. My sister had excellent care, but my questions about an IV bag prompted the nurse to doublecheck and realize she had the wrong drug.
Hospitals are rife with germs. They are big buildings filled with sick people after all. Still, the staff should be following a strict hand-washing protocol whenever they enter or leave a patient's room.
It sounds like this hospital is not as responsive as your sister needs. Is there another hospital she could be taken to? And what does her doctor say about the treatment she is getting?
Even though it is so hard to do, you really must be fierce in standing up for your sister and her well-being. The nurses are busy, perhaps too busy.
I am so sorry you and your family are going through this. If there is anything I can do, or information I can provide, just holler.
I haven't been following this case lately, is there going to be any kind of grand jury for a possible criminal trial? I'm glad there's a civil case... I think we'll get more answers that way.