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   Father-of-four *hic* hospitalized for *hic* a week *hic* with a horrific *hic* case of *hic* hiccups that just *hic* won't go away *hic*

17 Nov 2012 07:36 PM   |   2055 clicks   |   ABC
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SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  
Been there. Not a week, but several days at least. It made trying to get to sleep hell.

17 Nov 2012 04:00 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
The hospital bill *should* be enough to scare the hiccups outta him.

17 Nov 2012 04:13 PM
Beerguy    [TotalFark]  
How is the fact that he is a Father in any way relevant to the story?

17 Nov 2012 07:33 PM
Clemkadidlefark     
a month of hiccups proceeded my father's heart attack

which cured the hiccups

17 Nov 2012 07:37 PM
Hector Remarkable     
The only cure for hiccups is constant, prolonged anal sex, and I don't mean the easy kind.

17 Nov 2012 07:40 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

Beerguy: How is the fact that he is a Father in any way relevant to the story?


Not just a father, but a father of four. That makes it like, 4 times as relevant.

17 Nov 2012 07:41 PM
Stantz     
Link

/obvious?

17 Nov 2012 07:43 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

Stantz: Link

/obvious?


Yup. Came to make the same reference.

17 Nov 2012 07:45 PM
Allen262     
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/Did it work?

17 Nov 2012 07:47 PM
Yakk     
Step:

1: Take a $5-$20+ denominate bill
2: Hold in front of the hiccuper for 30 seconds asking them to concentrate on the bill
3: Tell them that if they can hiccup in 1 min as you time them they get the bill
4: Make sure they know you are serious
5: Time them - Hiccups cured!

/seriously works

17 Nov 2012 07:53 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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17 Nov 2012 07:54 PM
Yakk     
I have done the above trick 50+ times in my life, never had to give up the bill.

*denomination

17 Nov 2012 07:55 PM
Lighting     
The father of a friend started hiccuping and could not stop. Finally went to the hospital and had brain scan done. They did not see the tumor, and meds stopped the hiccups. A month later the hiccups came back and the tumor had grown past the survivable stage, he died shortly thereafter. It turns out that hiccuping is an early warning sign for brain cancer in some cases.

Take hiccups seriously when they do not go away...

17 Nov 2012 07:55 PM
krafty420     
*hic*, kill me, *hic*, kill me, *hic*, kill me

17 Nov 2012 07:59 PM
spcdot     

Lighting: The father of a friend started hiccuping and could not stop. Finally went to the hospital and had brain scan done. They did not see the tumor, and meds stopped the hiccups. A month later the hiccups came back and the tumor had grown past the survivable stage, he died shortly thereafter. It turns out that hiccuping is an early warning sign for brain cancer in some cases.

Take hiccups seriously when they do not go away...


This. Badness in the brainstem can cause uncontrollable hiccups and vomiting. So I really hope this guy had an MRI.

17 Nov 2012 08:05 PM
KrispyKritter     
years ago a co-workers husband had the cups bad. hospitalized him. after 2 weeks they were going to try some god knows what on him. as they rolled him down the hall to slice him open (?) the cups stopped.

/i met you, Fritz. no personality dooshbag.

17 Nov 2012 08:09 PM
bukijin     
Best hiccups cure..

Hold both arms straight up above your head.
Keep them there while you drink a cup of water (in lots of small swallows) that your friend is holding.
Hiccups gone.

(the explanation I heard for why this works is that cranial nerve XI controls both the trapezius muscle and swallowing. Tensing the muscle while swallowing stops the tics)

17 Nov 2012 08:31 PM
PainfulItching     
Simple cure, works most of the time for me, for someone else who has the hiccups.

Ask them if they have the hiccups
They say yes
You say, "Prove it."

Watch funny look on their face as hiccups usually stop. Ever try to hiccup for real on purpose?

/Not that this would have worked for what this poor bastard went through

17 Nov 2012 08:47 PM
Acharne     
After 5 I start saying 'Kill me' each time. I'm serious.

17 Nov 2012 08:51 PM
Gyrfalcon     
Tell him his eldest daughter is pregnant. That should work.

17 Nov 2012 09:05 PM
colithian     
Apparently, prostate cancer can cause hiccups. He better get some fapping in.

I also saw on Untold Stories of the ER that you can cure hiccups by pressing just above your eyebrows because it stimulates the vagus nerve.

17 Nov 2012 09:16 PM
bratface     
Link


Problem solved.  It was heartburn.

17 Nov 2012 10:16 PM
Tanthalas39     
This is the headline that got greenlit?

/hic

17 Nov 2012 11:08 PM
TheMega     

Gyrfalcon: Tell him his eldest daughter is pregnant. That should work.

Youngest

would most likely get a stronger reaction....

17 Nov 2012 11:16 PM
Valdes     
1) Hold breath. Suck in as much air as possible.
2) Make the swallow motion without swallowing anything
Repeat 2 a few times
Repeat 1 a few times
Keep repeating 1 and 2 until you almost pass out.
Problem solved.

18 Nov 2012 05:33 AM
porterm     
do a shot of a-1 sauce. works every time.

18 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
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