My mom went to hospital with severe pain in her left side. They did some tests and said she had pile duct enlargement. All they did for three days was dope her up with morphine. She is almost 82 years of age and has a lot of health problems.
She does not have a gall bladder anymore and they said she did not have gall stones in the duct. She has had pancreatitis before and many years ago, she had a stint put in for six weeks. On top of this, she is diabetic, she has a bad heart, failing kidneys and severe osteoarthritis. She is on a lot of meds.
The staff at the hospital are very, very negligent and they were bringing my mom meals without checking her chart. They just put her in a room and kept the morphine coming. Her family doctor discharged her. When I heard this from her, I spoke to him and told him that she could not go home under any circumstances. He did not re-admit her and the nurse told her to go home.
My husband and I picked her up and she could barely walk and still cannot walk without severe pain. The doctor also told me she was very constipated and never gave her any laxative and or stool softener while she was on the morphine drip for three days. No home care person was in to see her. The doctor never gave her any antibiotics for her bile enlargement. She is still in a lot of pain.
Family and friends go to her home to fix her light meals. The doctor never told her what to do or if it was a pain caused by her pancreas, how it came on so suddenly or any treatment. This is a joke. How could a doctor release a person with so much pain and not do anything. I would like some answers, she will not go back to the hospital, because she said they won’t do anything. How can the pain go away if she was not given any antibiotics?
This whole situation is just ridiculous. I spoke to my sister and the doctor is not going to get away with not treating my mom.