LoneWolf wrote:Why did so many hospitals refuse to take her? Are there a lot of legal liability problems in SK, or issues with trained personnel or materials needed to treat her? I would think that here in the states, a hospital could be prosecuted legally for refusing to take a patient if it resulted in that patient's injury or worse. Admittedly, I know things work different in the East.
Yeah, things work different here. I know a few reasons that I think of:
1. My wife was not a patient of the hospitals we contacted. I heard hospitals don't like new patient coming to give birth to baby.
2. My wife has cerebral palsy which makes everything more difficult but not more profitable.
3. Premature birth. 35 weeks and three days perhaps sounded dangerous enough to them in case they might need ventilator or something.
The hospitals were those that the doctor at the first hospital which we visited a few times in the past few months recommended on the mobile phone who was staying at his home at more than 50 km distance and also the 119 guys recommended. They are also some of the largest, most famous, and best hospitals in South Korea. Not that they are good by US standard.
Since it's quite new experiences for me, I might have made some bad choices where I could have done better for my wife and/or our daughter.