Have Faith Rush

by Mr. Schnell

I just don’t understand. The Trump cult and guys like Rush Limbaugh bash science every chance they get but when they get sick they run to hospitals and doctors. Hospitals and doctors are the epitome of science. I was sure Rush would seek out evangelical assistance for his Lung cancer salvation. Right????

In 2011 Rush is quoted as saying, “I think somebody should be chosen and a smoker should be given the highest medal that this country gives out.”

During Trump’s February 4th 2020 State of the Union Address he awarded Rush the Presidential Medal Of Freedom for getting Cancer from smoking.

Congratulations Rush.

Published by starvingcartoonist

StarvingCartoonist is a former ICU nurse that has worked at numerous civilian, military, and veteran Intensive Care Units across the country for better than three decades but has been sketching, drawing, and cartooning since he first picked up a crayon in kindergarten. Dabbled with political cartooning, writing, and general illustrations but the bread and butter came from health care. Recently left professional nursing to concentrate on camping, hiking, nature, the outdoors, trees, trails, and peace of mind. Love a campfire; rather watch it than TV. Avoid bureaucracy, career ladders, ladder climbers, and hero worship at all cost. Evenings spent with a good book, reading until the book smacks my nose when I doze off. Generally up at sun rise, listen to the mourning doves, put the coffee on, and play it by ear the rest of the day.

6 thoughts on “Have Faith Rush

  1. I hope that motherfucker dies a slow and painful death. He is the embodiment of evil and misinformation to the uneducated and ill informed. I’m sorry that’s a bit cruel but his embrace of this administration’s behavior is beyond unacceptable.

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    1. Advanced Lung Cancer: to be more specific one has to know the precise “staging” of Rush’s cancer. If his lesion is operable Rush could have a thoracotomy procedure to access the diseased site to remove the cancer and possibly part of lung or all of the lung. Thoracotomy incisions are very PAINFUL because the rib cage is a hotbed of nerves. Intercostal nerve blocks are done to lessen the PAIN. He’ll get chest tubes…more PAIN. Now if Rush’s cancer lesions have wrapped themselves around the pulmonary artery and veins, invaded the chest wall and bronchi his condition may be inoperable. And if his lesion has metastasized (spread) it may be in his bones, brain, bowel, and liver. Surgery, Chemo, and Radiation. He will probably have a Port-a-Cath or other long term access line placed so he doesn’t have to get IV’s started all the time (his veins will become fragile and hard to thread: they blow real easy and don’t last long anyway). Rush may be put on a ventilator and with his smoking history may be hard to wean off the ventilator. If they can’t get him off he may eventually need an tracheostomy. He will have to be turned a lot to prevent bedsores. Very PAINFUL being turned after lung surgery. He won’t have control of his urine and stool. He will have a urinary catheter and in some cases need a rectal tube if he gets C.diff from all the antibiotics that knock out normal bowel flora so that the adventitious C. diff proliferates. He could get red man syndrome from the vancomycin if they put him on vanco. He may get a feeding tube and need tube feeds. Medicine doesn’t have a cure but it does have a treatment. Long, brutal, torturous, PAINFUL treatments: the best that money can buy. Good luck Rush, you are gonna need it.
      I forgot to mention PAIN control for Rush during hospitalizations and procedures. Rush has been taking narcotics for a long time. He has built up a tolerance to drugs. What would tranquilize a charging bull elephant won’t touch or come close to meeting Rush’s Pain control. Poor Rush is gonna be “one hurting unit”. Wouldn’t you hate to be the physician that prescribes the pain med dose that stops Rush’s breathing? Of course Rush could have a family member come in, like in Oakland California, and use his IVs for supplement street strength heroin off the books. Addicts are addicts (don’t matter if they are rich…junkie is a junkie)

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  2. We are all mortal, good and bad.
    We all have an end coming.
    For my dad it’s dementia- no pain there, but not an end I want.
    People like rush are not only a manifestation of evil, they are a test for us.
    The world is what it is, we can try to change it, but mostly we have to live with it.
    The most important thing is that we keep our spirit bright, and don’t get dragged down.
    Mr Schnell is doing well!
    Stephen.

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    1. Rush is not a test for us, but an example of stupidity. He is a pompous, arrogant ass who would rather suffer great pain than admit most of his life was built on capitalist lies. If he doesn’t hate himself yet for being so stubborn, he will soon. Is he strong enough to change his mind?
      I doubt it. Stupid is as stupid does!

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