Sep 13 2016

Is Hillary Sicker Than She Will Let On?

Published by at 12:46 pm under All General Discussions

Major Update: Another conflicting detail: Hillary recovered at Chelsea’s without medical assistance????

When Hillary Clinton got whisked away from the 9/11 memorial service Sunday and diverted from the ER, most assumed that her personal physician or another private doctor checked her out there. Not so, said Robby Mook yesterday in this interview with Jake Tapper, but Tapper had to drag it out of him.

TAPPER: Was the doctor at Chelsea Clinton’s apartment?

MOOK: No, she saw the doctor in Chappaqua.

This sequence of events raises even more questions about the decision to divert away from a hospital. That’s dangerous enough for a pneumonia patient who has collapsed, but that decision meant that Hillary didn’t get any professional medical attention for hours. In the meantime, the campaign made the announcement of “dehydration” as though it was a medical diagnosis — which appears to be a lie. Who made that call, and what evidence did they have to support it?

OK, then how did Hillary get over pneumonia, dehydration and overheating so quickly and so well? End update

This past weekend’s ‘medical event’ with Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is raising some serious questions about her health. I for one have not fully bought into the “pneumonia” story line. There are some concerning data points popping up.  Let’s begin with those fabulous blue glasses Clinton was sporting yesterday. Those look very similar to glasses provided to people with Parkinson’s Disease.

And people may not recall, but inside those State Department email dumps from Wikileaks we learned that in 2011 State Department employees were investigating Parkinson’s Disease and remedies for Hillary:

We know now that as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton dispatched her executive staff in the State Dept. to help conduct research on Provigil, a controlled drug often prescribed for patients suffering from Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Provigil is often used to help such patients stay awake and curb extended bouts of sleep. The drug is also used to treat narcolepsy.

In a series of emails spanning from August to Oct. 2011, Clinton asks and receives information from her trusted inner circle on the drug Provigil, including the side effects of the pick-me-upper drug favored by long-haul truckers to stay awake for long periods of time.

Another problem is the timeline of events on Sunday.  Clinton arrives at the 9-11 event in the morning and is not there for very long.  Between 9:23 and 9:30 she abruptly leaves the event, escorted by someone who is assessing her vitals while walking:

It is at just after this we have the video of her “collapse”, where she is leaning against a post and unable to move her legs and walk.  Now having a doctor on hand after being diagnosed with pneumonia may not be odd, but the fact the Secret Service agents were so well orchestrated with her collapse, like it had been rehearsed or at least tried before, is a bit of an oddity. At least Gary Byrnes, former Secret Service agent in the Clinton White House, notes:

It is very revealing that, whatever is wrong with her, she is being treated by her own private medical specialists in secret and, judging by the ballet-like reaction by her detail, they have dealt with this before.

Emphasis mine. Is there a rapid response plan for these incidents (even though her diagnosis was just on Friday, less than two days prior)?

Well let’s look at the next sequence of events.  From 9:30 to to 11:00 AM there is nothing from the campaign, but at 11 the campaign claimed:

“During the ceremony, she [Hillary] felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better,” said spokesman Nick Merrill.

This announcement contained a gem of information for the press.  Hillary was at Chelsea’s – so everyone should get over there quickly. At 12:50 the media is stationed outside Chelsea’s building, and so the next “act” was ready to begin.

Hillary departs the building looking very well, claiming it was a beautiful day in New York (not what someone would say from just overheating). And then a little girl is allowed through the barriers for one of those too-cute photo-ops. But Hillary has contagious pneumonia (according to the others sick with it in the campaign).  So why go to where her grandchildren are? Why the photo-op with the little girl (and apparently a baby on Saturday)?

I am going to wager at this point in time Team Clinton did not realize there was video tape of her collapsing  near her van.  By ditching her press pool at the 9-11 event, Team Clinton may have assumed their cover was still good.  They had avoided any hospital – against what would be the proper procedure for an unknown medical event. So I wager that at 11 AM they felt they could keep with the cover story.

So out walks Hillary all happy and healthy. Except, she is supposed to have pneumonia and had just collapsed from overheating and dehydration.  Even if she had been given an IV at Chelsea’s (doubtful), you don’t just bounce back from heat exhaustion AND pneumonia in 3 hours. And why the staged photo op? She looks TOO GOOD – in my humble opinion

The fact is the pneumonia ruse was not communicated until 5 PM – 4 hours after her miracle recovery at Chelsea’s. Well after the video went viral

Sadly, there is are medical incidents someone can recover from fairly quickly: Tardive Dyskinesia event is one example:

This neurological disorder, by definition, most frequently occurs as the result of long-term (usually at least 3 months duration) or high-dose use of antipsychotic drugs.

In some cases, an individual’s legs can be so affected that walking becomes difficult or impossible

Respiratory irregularity, such as grunting and difficulty breathing, is another symptom associated with tardive dyskinesia, although studies have shown that the prevalence rate is relatively low

Similar symptoms also come from Parkinson’s:

(4) Unpredictable OFF Episodes

These OFF episodes occur without warning when the patient is in the ON state and at unexpected times. The goal of levodopa therapy is to maintain a constant blood level of levodopa that is expected to result in a constant supply of levodopa to the brain and, therefore, a constant level of dopamine and dopaminergic stimulation. However, the brain does not utilize dopamine at a constant rate. Changes in activity level or changes in mood such as agitation or anxiety result in an increased use of dopamine. The brain then depletes the reserves of dopamine, and more time is required to rebuild that dopamine deficit. As a result, a patient in the ON state can unexpectedly and suddenly turn OFF when their normal PD medications are typically effective.

OFF episodes can have a tremendous negative impact on patients’ daily lives. The potential for unexpected loss of motor function or the unpredictable onset of benefit of one’s PD medications can result in patients’ avoidance of certain social settings and hinder performance of simple daily tasks such as eating, bathing and dressing. Further, a patient’s varying consumption of dopamine from variable “daily stresses” as well as the loss of dopaminergic cells, exacerbates the frequency, duration and severity of OFF episodes.

Does Hillary suffer from one of these? No clue – not a doctor. But I think the fact she bounced back so quickly and put on a great act at Chelsea’s three hours after being unable to walk would indicate this is not pneumonia plus dehydration plus overheating (overheating seems a big stretch given the temps that morning). So the question is, if not those then what?

And no, I think the campaign’s credibility is pretty much shot on any and all excuses they provide which do not stand up to simple logic and common sense. Hillary’s responses to the Benghazi and Email issues torched that. Not to mention the fact we heard a string of conflicting and changing reasons all day long. This indicates we are not done yet hearing more “clarifications”. Like Hillary regularly gets so dehydrated she faints:

Bill Clinton’s attempt on Monday at downplaying his wife’s recent fainting spell may have backfired.

During an interview with CBS News’ Charlie Rose, the former president said that Hillary Clinton has “on more than one occasion” had a fainting episode after becoming “severely dehydrated.”

So this HAS happened before – guess that is why the secret service were so well choreographed.

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