Have you ever spent more than 24 hours waiting at Grady Memorial Hospital?

George Chidi and his mother have...for almost 28 hours


George Chidi and his mother entered Grady Memorial Hospital's walk-in clinic at 12:15 p.m. yesterday. The consultant and metro Atlanta journalist - who CL readers might recognize from his farewell letter to Occupy Atlanta - started live-blogging about the visit from the hospital's intake area.

They left the hospital today at around 4:00 p.m. In case you're counting, that's almost 28 hours, which is close to four times the average wait of 7.2 hours.

You'll have to friend him on Facebook to see his posts, but he offers an interesting mix of his first-hand experience as well as a brief look into Grady's tumultuous history. The kicker? They have to go back tomorrow morning for a follow-up appointment.

After the jump are a few excerpts from the mother and son's "hell of a night." Sleep well, George. We hope tomorrow's wait is much, much shorter.