Story last updated at 2:37 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2002

Surgeon suspension supported
I have been reading the letters in support of Dr. Sayer and acknowledging that there are always two sides to any story. My family has also received the blessing of Dr. Sayer's technical skill when our son had a ruptured and infected appendix.

Our deep gratitude for our son's recovery and health is over-shadowed, even seven years later, by Dr. Sayer's bedside statement of, "Don't listen to these nurses. They don't care if you live or die."

It is not too much to expect that we can have a person who is respectful and courteous with co-workers and patients as well as who provides expert surgical care. Doctors are care-givers and the most significant part of caring is kindness.

I appreciate the extreme difficulty of this situation and support the hospital administration in their decision to put Dr. Sayer on "nonmedical" suspension for 60 days.

Debbie Poore

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