An Ailing Woman Was Taken to the Morgue to Wait for Death, the Police are Now, Looking into Negligence on the Families’ Part

And no, I’m still NOT shitting you here, okay???  From the Front Page Sections, translated…

A woman who needed dialysis and had a stroke was taken home by her own family, from the hospitals, then, sent to the funeral home’s coffin room to die, the members of the public found her there, called the police, Lee was taken back to the hospital yesterday, and the police are looking into whether or not her families were responsible for abandoning her, or that they took part in the involvement of leaving her to die at the funeral home.

The fifty-eight year-old Lee had long-term illness, and had a stroke, two mornings ago, the family went to Changgang Hospital, to get her discharged on “automatic release on not terminal” purposes, the family told the funeral home to take her to the private funeral homes’ coffin room, to wait for her to die, back then, she’d still had her breathing tubes inside her nose, with her diapers on.

Back then, Lee had called out for help, during the recitations of the Buddhist verses, she’d raised her hands several times, and was left alone, for five hours, and, other members of the public just couldn’t withstand it anymore, so, they’d notified the police. The police immediately had the ambulance lift Lee back home again, two nights ago, Lee was admitted again, into the emergency room of the Changgang Hospital in Kaohsiung.

The police called Lee’s husband to the station, he’d claimed that his wife contracted black foot disease, and, because he had to take care of his own ailing wife, he’d put up the Chinese medicine shop he’d own and operated, and, the household economy had been on the decline ever since. At the start of this month, his wife had a stroke, and was hospitalized again, needed a total of $180,000N.T. for her medical treatments.

“I’m completely spent in the mind and heart and soul already,” Lee’s husband said, two days ago, he had a fever, and, his health started ailing too, that, was when he had the thought of “seeing his wife off”. He’d learned from Huang, a man who works in the funeral industries, that the terminally ill can be taken to the morgue first, and wait a few days, for the funeral processions.

“I’m truly sad, but, we just can’t afford my mother’s medical bills any longer”, Lee’s son said, that he’d only followed “his father’s words” in putting his own mother into the funeral home, “My father’s had it real hard, these couple of years.”

The owner of the funeral home, Huang told in private, that he’d originally contacted Lee’s son about giving her a lift back into the Chinese medicine shop that her son owned, but Lee’s son said, “We have a business to run here, and, it wouldn’t be convenient”, that, was why he’d dropped Lee off, to the funeral homes then left.

The man in charge of the local borough said, that Wang had never asked for help from the neighborhood, nor did they file for any government assistances. The Social Services Department investigated, and found, that the Wang household didn’t qualify for the low income assistance, that Lee had NO proof of handicap, and that they will contact the private charities, to find a nurse’s aide for Lee.

And so, just because you all had to work, your mother was too ill, that still doesn’t give you the right, to LEAVE her in the MORGUE to DIE, and that just shows how irresponsible those family members are, and, how would you FEEL, if it were your sons or daughters who do that to you too, after all, your kids will WATCH how you treat your own parents, and, treat you the EXACT same way, and this, is really awful thing that’s done!

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