Post: Mom almost died
Posted by Amy on 5/23/15
My Mom had surgery on 4/30. She had a hysterectomy, bladder
tact, and rectasil. Her ovaries and appendix were taken out
as well, but there was no consent to this. Her surgery was
only supposed to be 3 hours and it ended up being over 5.
She was very pale when she was brought into her room. She
was started on antibiotics right after surgery.the next day
she had to have a bag of blood. Her blood pressure dropped
to 50/80 and she was taken to CCU.She was given fluids and
antibiotics. She also had pneumonia. She was given lasix
for the pnuemonia along with steroids. She started having
problems with edema. None of the doctors would tell me or
my siblings what was going on. They would not tell my Mom
either. She also had a sub pubic catheter which kept
leaking. She went home ten days later. The next day the
incision where the catheter was began oozing blood and pus.
I called her doctor and he said this was normal. I took her
to another hospital and they did a ct scan of her stomach
and it showed an abscess. Urine was leaking into her
stomach and it caused the abscess. She had to have
emergency surgery to drain the abscess. We also found out
she had staph. She had to go on isolation and be given
antibiotics she also had to have a wound vac for her
stomach. The hospital where she had her surgery knew she
had staph and did not tell any of us about it. Two of the
nurses in CCU told us she had sepsis. THis was at the other
hospital. she had to stay almost three weeks between both
hospitals. She is having to have home health care to
chamchange the dressings in her stomach and replace parts
for the wound vac. She also has to have physical therapy.
What I want to know is if there is something that can be
done about what happened to her? Thanks.
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- Mom almost died, 5/23/15, by Amy.