Below is an alleged account from someone who claimed that Seth Rich was taken to the hospital in recoverable condition and was treated, but was then sequestered and declared dead under mysterious circumstances.
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Full text of original post, and some additional posts from the same IP address (4chan assigns /pol posters a unique random identifier based on their IP address, so users can keep track of who is talking to who.):
ID:rhotYJAg Wed 17 May 2017 15:12:50
4th year surgery resident here who rotated at WHC (Washington Hospital Center) last year, it won't be hard to identify me but I feel that I shouldn't stay silent.
Seth Rich was shot twice, with 3 total gunshot wounds (entry and exit, and entry). He was taken to the OR emergently where we performed an exlap and found a small injury to segment 3 of the liver which was packed and several small bowel injuries (pretty common for gunshots to the back exiting the abdomen) which we resected ~12cm of bowel and left him in discontinuity (didn't hook everything back up) with the intent of performing a washout in the morning. He did not have any major vascular injuries otherwise. I've seen dozens of worse cases than this which survived and nothing about his injuries suggested to me that he'd sustained a fatal wound.
In the meantime he was transferred to the ICU and transfused 2 units of blood when his post-surgery crit came back ~20. He was stable and not on any pressors, and it seemed pretty routine. About 8 hours after he arrived we were swarmed by LEOs and pretty much everyone except the attending and a few nurses was kicked out of the ICU (disallowing visiting hours -normally every odd hour, eg 1am, 3am, etc- is not something we do routinely). It was weird as hell. At turnover that morning we were instructed not to round on the VIP that came in last night (that's exactly what the attending said, and no one except for me and another resident had any idea who he was talking about).
No one here was allowed to see Seth except for my attending when he died. No code was called. I rounded on patients literally next door but was physically blocked from checking in on him. I've never seen anything like it before, and while I can't say 100% that he was allowed to die, I don't understand why he was treated like that. Take it how you may, /pol/, I'm just one low level doc. Something's fishy though, that's for sure.
ID:rhotYJAg Wed 17 May 2017 15:26:47
When he arrived to the trauma ward he had LR running, I don't keep up with how much he got but less than 2 liters before we rolled to the OR.
No transfusion was done in trauma; the massive transfusion protocol was started because he was hypotensive on arrival but by the time the cooler (4u PRBC, 2u FFP) was ready we were on the way to the OR and honestly I don't remember if he got any of it beforehand; he responded well to just IVF resuscitation so we went ahead with the surgery any just ended up giving him 2 units afterwards (the crit we got in trauma was returned just after we left and was low, ~24 IIRC but it wasn't communicated to us... teamwork fail for sure but that can happen when we're rushing to the OR)
As for the rest of the meds? You'd have to ask anesthesia I guess. He didn't need anything from us in the ICU except a propofol/fentanyl drip to maintain sedation while intubated but that's pretty par for the course. The important part was that he was hemodynamically stable and not requiring pressors.
ID:rhotYJAg Wed 17 May 2017 15:36:13
I haven't spoken to the attending who was on staff that night but the other resident I was with that night doesn't remember it in any clarity (he was called to traumas as part of his rotation but that was ancillary to his ICU -different ICU btw- duties). Basically he said, "yeah that was weird, right?" At the time we were way more concerned with the rising class / new interns (July 1st is a terrifying time to be a patient lol) to make much notice... it always stuck in my head as something super bizarre but it was a long time before I even realized it was Seth Rich. When he arrived he was assigned by our system a trauma number, not a name as his patient ID. I only knew him at that time as Tra### (no freaking way that I remember the actual number). When it came to light who he was a while later I was floored. And terrified.
ID:rhotYJAg Wed 17 May 2017 15:39:36
[questioner: No shots to the head? Or SDH? Did ya do a CAT scan? Or were you just treating initial trauma first?]
Nope, nothing in the head so no freaking way we'd CT before going to the OR with a clear intraabdominal GSW. No need to FAST or anything, just stabilize and go to the OR
[questioner: Is it possible that someone slipped ICU the wrong dosage of fentanyl during the time that everyone was blocked from checking on him?]
One could always just increase the propofol drip or give him a ton of roc and screw with the vent settings. No idea if that happened but it'd be easy if you have the right meds and access
ID:rhotYJAg Wed 17 May 2017
[commenter: I find it hilarious that there is this thread and then another claiming that he was shot 4 times.]
He had two holes in his right flank and one in the left upper quadrant. In trauma you always assume by protocol that 3 holes = 3 bullets but it was pretty clear that he was shot twice by the trajectory of the bullet (eg, his liver injury). I've also seen enough GSWs to know that the media doesn't get the number right every time.
[commenter: If OP is smart he'll avoid the media. You'll do a lot more good if you maintain your anonymity but provide sufficient info to aid citizen investigators.]
Yeah, I'm not going to do that. Way too dangerous.
Alright anons it's been swell but I'll be gone for the next few hours for regular residency meeting / journal club BS. Take everything you read especially from the MSM with a grain of salt as usual but don't stop digging.
So, if this account is legitimate, about 8 hours after SR arrived and after he had apparently been stabilized, a bunch of "LEOs" (law enforcement officers of some type) showed up and SR was sequestered. Later it was said that he died. But "no code was called", and the resident was not allowed to see him.
Also, I don't know of anyone who has been allowed to see a death certificate. So [Hypothetical Scenario] could he not have been secretly removed from the hospital to another more secure facility by white hats, where he recovered and then was placed in witness protection?
The family had a funeral, and would under that scenario know he was not in the coffin. This scenario would explain why the family now does not want anyone investigating his death, in order to protect Seth's witness protection status, and also to protect Seth's brother Aaron, who some have alleged was also involved in the data transfer in some way, or at least knew details of it. [End Hypothetical Scenario]