This case involves a middle-aged patient who presented to an emergency room in California with complaints of gut pain, nausea, and vomiting. Despite her extreme pain, she was not taken for imaging studies for several hours, at which point X-rays indicated that there was an early partial bowel obstruction. The patient was taken back to the emergency room and had to wait in excruciating pain for several hours for additional CT scans. Additional CT scans showed a bowel obstruction, and what appeared to be a swirl pattern of the interior region suggesting a volvulus. The patient was finally taken into surgery several hours later, when surgeons found extensive areas of necrotic bowel. She died in the hospital several days later.