I work in health care and I've certainly seen some shit, but never someone even close to this level of morbid obesity. The fattest I've seen is 300-350 lbs at most and even that's pretty uncommon here. In all honesty I don't know that much about the myriad of super gross health/hygiene/psychological problems unique to extremely morbidly obese individuals, I've probably learned more about that on the Farms than I ever did in school. Obviously Amber lies a lot and tries to be selective about what she shows people, but it's still a morbidly fascinating look at the disease process.
Am I misinterpreting, or did Amber actually have to get some kind of intramuscular injection to treat her UTI? I have literally never seen that in practice. Patients with really nasty UTIs that have made it into the bladder or kidneys might get started off with some IV antibiotics and then sent home with oral ones, that's common, but if she meant IV surely she'd have said that. To be honest, the only UTI-like issues I can think of that might be treated with an IM shot of antibiotics are gonorrhea or syphilis. If anyone has the foggiest idea why any doctor would decide to give an IM shot of antibiotics for an uncomplicated (or hell, even a complicated) UTI please enlighten me... but I don't think it's likely.
Now normally if someone just randomly happened to get some random crotch infection the same weekend their partner was gone I'd at least consider that she might have caught something sleeping around. But with Amber being Amber, I think it's more likely she ran into problems because Becky wasn't around to grab the Wet Naps and administer the occasional hooker bath. No surprise that she'd promptly end up with a UTI. Now here's the speculation: I think it was more than a UTI, I think she also has some nasty cellulitis in a very intimate place, probably developing for a while but worsened along with her hygiene. That would explain the shots, an antibiotic and a corticosteroid maybe, delivering them IM isn't particularly effective for that but it's not unheard of and we are talking about doctors from Bumfuck, Kentucky. And of course there's no way homegirl is going to admit that her skin's rotting from the nastiness growing underneath her fupa.
For most people a UTI, even a nasty one, isn't that big of a deal. But if my autistic hunch is right and Amber's skin is starting to break down also, shit is just gonna keep going downhill from here.
Yeah if it ever turns out that there's a 700 lb hermit around here that suddenly needed emergency treatment they'd probably be screwed. Our city ambulances could probably handle up to 600 lb with some creative improvising, beyond that we'd have to call the one private non-emergency ambulance company that does bariatric transfer and just hope they're able to hurry the fuck up, then take them to the one hospital in the area that happens to have both a bariatric clinic and an emergency department. And that's not even accounting for the amount of time it would take the firemen to get them out.In the most recent MSHPL the EMS ambulance refused to transport the woman because she was over 700lbs. So they crammed her in a taxi minivan (shit show) and then had to haul her out onto a jumbo gurney.
She ended up dying.
I know Amber probably doesn't care if she dies, but does she realize it's more likely that she won't die, but instead end up brain damaged and profoundly disabled because she's made it nearly impossible for proper emergency care to be given in time? I guess if she's already bed-bound, 100% dependent and not wiping her own ass she might not be phased by the possibility as much as most people would be. The regret won't set in until she's alone and penniless with an underpaid nurse spoonfeeding her pureed vegetables in the shittiest government nursing home Kentucky has to offer.
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