Asthma Attack Ignored

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    Asthma Attack Ignored

    I'm going to describe everything that happened, sorry that it's a touch long.

    I work at UPS, today being my 3rd day. Worked in the same neighborhood, had the same driver except for today.
    I woke up and was coughing and thought nothing of it. Went into work at 10:30 am and after the 5th house I started wheezing and having trouble breathing, not too bad though.
    Noon came around and it had gotten worse and I let my driver know. I had my inhaler on my but only had 2 puffs left and used it. He said I'd be relieved at 1:30. 1:30 passed and I was still working and was struggling to breathe. We went to the Collegiate School to deliver and I went up stairs to have it signed and then had to walk a good distance to the truck which had pulled up to the River Road Presbyterian Church to deliver. He comes back and I'm gasping for air. He takes me into the Church just to sit down and I asked him to drop me off at our meet up area, another church, a mile and he tells me he can't because he has to deliver and he'd be back in 10 minutes.I begin freaking out because, well, I can't breathe and can barely talk. Driver still left. The lady at the church ended up calling me an ambulance and I got the treatments I needed.

    I had a slight case of bronchitis last week, and informed him, though I don't think he heard me cuz he was too busy tossing packages, but these other two days I was fine other than some sore feet. I'd even finished early Monday and Tuesday. My question is, was it ok for that driver to abandon me at the church to go deliver and for him to ignore my breathing issues ofr so long?


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