Typo leaves 71-year-old grandfather pregnant...sort of
Friday, Sept 26, 2008 14:42 PDT
Portland, Oregon KATU-2-ABC
Portland, Oregon KOIN-6-CBS


PORTLAND -- John Grady Pippen of Gold Beach doesn't look pregnant.

And he's not.

But after a hospital visit earlier this month, the staff gave the
71-year-old grandfather pain pills and paperwork explaining his
delicate condition.

"Based on your visit today," the paperwork told him, "we know you
are pregnant."

The retired mechanic and logger had sought help for agonizing abdominal
pain at Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach.

Hospital administrator William McMillan explained an errant keystroke caused
the hospital's computer to print the incorrect discharge instructions.

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