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Episode 34: Death Be Gone, Part 2

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This is the final episode of season 1, and the conclusion of the “Death Be Gone” two-parter. Just like the night before, Louise wakes up to a crisis: an alarm blaring, a slew of medical staff running into the room, an urgency to bring Archer back from the brink. This time, though, it’s more serious, and everything is on the line. Louise takes listeners into the heaviness, the fear, and the evil in that ICU room, both during the moments of chaos and the moments of breathless waiting, sharing the text messages she wrote and the prayers she prayed while waiting for Archer to turn the corner. Now that she sees even more acutely how things can go wrong in hospitals, and the culture of silence that keeps families in the dark, Louise wrestles with two seemingly insurmountable tasks: How to get answers, and how to forgive.

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from Louise’s interview with Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, while Archer was a patient there. This is the episode where Dr. Talucci meets Louise and more visibly becomes a part of the story. 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 34: Death Be Gone, Part 2. August 13. Day 9. 

Listen in afterwards to the companion episode for tools to navigate your own traumatic experiences: Trauma Healing Learning: Death Be Gone, Part 2, where Louise takes a closer look at forgiveness, generational wounds, and the consequences of medical errors on trauma healing.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod

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Episode 32: Peripheral Friends

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Sometimes, support comes from the places you least expect it. The crisis that had Archer in a Silent Scream has passed, at least for now, but Louise has no more answers from the medical team than she did yesterday. She’s also worried about all the narcotics her son has been prescribed. The nurses tell her to ask the doctors, but even the doctors aren’t forthcoming. She isn’t alone, though, not really. This episode is about the friends, even those on the outskirts of our lives, who support us when we can’t support ourselves anymore — sometimes even literally, in the case of Mary Ellen McNally. She questions when to speak up with medical staff and how to do that without alienating or pointing fingers.  And she reflects on life: Faith and hope, and learning when and how to speak up when things don’t feel quite right. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts of interviews with the following people:

Cathy Giannascoli, a friend in Pennsylvania and the Senft family’s summer neighbor in Cape May, New Jersey.

Mary Ellen McNally, an analytical chemist for Dupont at the time of Archer’s accident, who now works for FMC in their agriculture division. Mary Ellen was one of Louise’s beach friends when Archer was injured on August 5, 2015, in Cape May.

Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the day Archer was medevaced there, and for the duration of his stay.

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 32: Peripheral Friends. August 12. Day 8.

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion episode for tools to navigate your own traumatic experiences: Trauma Healing Learning: Peripheral Friends where Louise explores secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and addiction, with a special focus on frontline trauma workers and why medical staff might rely so heavily on narcotics for pain management and the deeper implications for trauma healing.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod

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Episode 31: Stay Alert

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Louise and her family sat at Archer’s bedside every day and every night, caring for him in the aftermath of his accident. Louise recounts various interactions with nurses and doctors, and the conflicting information she was getting and wonders aloud about the danger this was creating for coordinated medical care. You will be inspired to consider your own role as a family member during a medical trauma, especially in an ICU, where there’s so much going on. Can you see yourself as critical to the well-being of your loved one in more ways than loving support? Join her in an episode that might stir up both medical staff and families for harrowing experiences in the ICU. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from Louise’s interview with Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the day Archer was medevaced August 5, 2015, and for the duration of his time there. Five years later, in a rare interview experience, Louise and Dr. Talucci talk about harrowing events in ICUs and his experience working in trauma.

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 31: Stay Alert. August 12. Day 8.

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion episode for tools to navigate your own traumatic experiences: Trauma Healing Learning: Stay Alert where Louise explores why families’ presence bedside to a loved one in an ICU is one of the strongest risk management secrets, and the deeper implications for trauma healing.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast 

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Episode 28: Tell Him Everything

Blink of an Eye Podcast Episode 28: Tell Him Everything

Do people remember their near-death experiences? Will telling someone in the hospital everything dash their hopes or empower them?  Put their mind at ease or create despair? What about when it’s your child? This is what Louise and Archer discussed as Archer continued to ask when he would be off the lung machines. Does he want to know everything?  Everything? What about parental boundaries? You’ll also hear the other side of the hospital experience from that of a trauma doctor who assured Louise no one will ever forget working with Archer and her family and how a patient’s trauma has lasting effects on medical staff - both positive and negative. 

 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 28: Tell Him Everything August 9 DAY 5 and how to be a witness for each other's truth as we walk together on the trauma integration journey.

Listen in afterwards to what we can learn together about trauma. Episode 28: Tell Him Everything Trauma Healing Learnings

In this episode, you will hear from 

Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of trauma at Atlanticare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey the day Archer was medivaced to Atlanticare August 5, 2015, and for the duration of his stay at Atlanticare for 30 days.

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