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Kathryn DeHoyos currently resides on the outskirts of Austin, TX. She is the News Editor for the Good Feed Blog and absolutely loves what she does. She is the happy mommy to a wild 2 year old girl-child, and is blissfully happy being un-married to her life partner DJ.

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  1. Appears to be one important unanswered question and that is …. Why didn’t the hospital contact the family when they found out the results of the tests? Why run the test if they aren’t going to act on the results? I’m sure they charged a hefty fee for the tests run and they would be on the phone to collect unpaid bills but the results of the test ….. no calls are made?

    • Kathryn DeHoyos says:

      That is a very good question, and one I asked as well. So I did a little digging and unfortunately there isn’t an answer. I don’t know why Rory’s parents weren’t contacted after the labs came back showing that their son was gravely ill. I can guess, but it would be pure conjecture. There seemed to be a lack of communication between the ER doctors and his family doctor, his symptoms seemed to present as the stomach flu, the fluids seemed to help so they sent him home…lots of “seemed too” in there, right? If you want my opinion, based on personal experience if a patient is sent home before the labs are done they are given a quick cursory glance and put in the patient file and that’s it, sometimes I wonder if the doctor even looks at them at all, but again this is just my opinion and not fact…Here is a link to the story the NY Times ran chronicling the events that lead to his death:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/nyregion/in-rory-stauntons-fight-for-his-life-signs-that-went-unheeded.html?pagewanted=all&_r=3&

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