I'm a caregiver for an elderly parent, my Mom(86). This morning, she couldn't get out of bed because her left leg was numb, and she had a tingling sensation in her left hip. I called her Doctor to make an appointment, and when the nurse heard the symptoms, she said to take her to the emergency room right away. I got her in the car and off we went. When we got there, I went to get a wheel chair, and when I returned, a chico bingo bango car pulled in the lot with the mariachi music blaring. Out comes a young girl with about a 6 year old kid. They looked fine, walking with a spring in their step. I got Mom into the wheel chair and wheeled her in. The girl and the kid were at the check in desk in front of us. The nurse comes out, and asks the girl if she could help her, she pointed to the kid (no habla englese), and the kid says, "my throat hurts". I'm effen serious. I couldn't help it, I incredulously asked, "your throat hurts?". The nurse saw my Mom was in obvious pain and discomfort, and asked the girl and boy to have a seat.... She started working on Mom right away. Jesus H. Christ. Going to the EMERGENCY ROOM for a soar throat?!?!?! I know it's nothing new anymore, but WTF is going on here, and will it ever stop? I know, not anytime soon... BTW, Mom is doing better.