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Re: My seaon is screwed GRUESOME IMAGE
"The worst part of the deal was i had not eaten from 7 AM and was not allowed any food or fluid "
Sounds like the ER was applying "one size fits all" triage. In general no food no drink is only done when there's a chance they'll want to administer a general anesthetic. There's no call for it otherwise. Might they need to knock you out, maybe. They still could have give you ice chips to suck on (the water is absorbed pretty quickly) or hard candies, to keep up a little blood sugar and prevent dehydration.
But ERs generally need a little prompting to deal with patients as individuals, rather than "one size fits all". It is always a good idea, if you can, to bring along someone else as a patient advocate. Simply because they're a step further removed and they can sometimes request, or do, little things that can help.