The AP’s David Bauder interviews Glenn Beck…
When he got a concerned call from the hospital’s chief administrator, Beck knew the tape had spread beyond his Web site. Sure enough, the Drudge Report had picked it up. It has reached nearly 800,000 views on YouTube.
Now that he’s more coherent, Beck doesn’t want to forget the things that really upset him during his medical nightmare.
He said he and his wife were made to feel less than human when he came to the hospital’s emergency room in intense pain (Beck isn’t naming the hospital). As his wife struggled to carry him, a triage nurse “was actually drumming his fingers on the door and sighing, like ‘come on,’” he told The Associated Press. “He never made eye contact with me during the whole thing. He never talked about pain. He left my wife and I in the dust.”
It took more than two hours to get any medication for pain “and it wasn’t a busy night at all,” he said.
Then there was the nurse who casually dismissed his request for oxygen, and a shower stall littered with old bandages. Several people treated him with compassion, but enough didn’t that Beck believes there’s a wider problem there.