Item: 'Hold' at hospital angers woman: Told medical staff she doesn't fear death, with heaven waiting/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press
More Info: A 67-year-old Post Falls woman said she spent a few more days at Kootenai Medical Center than she thought necessary after comments she made following her recent foot surgery. "If I die, I die, (then) I go to heaven," Donna Maria Thompson recalled telling medical staff at the hospital, after all the toes on her right foot were removed. "They put a 'hold' on me," Thompson said as she wheeled around her Post Falls apartment in a wheelchair, with a wound vac working away on her foot. "I was a prisoner."
Question: Did Kootenai Medical Center overreact?