I know this is not the proper place for this but I need to vent.
I was displaced from my employment in september of last year and have been living on nothing.
My wife fell ill and has been hospitalized for over a month after several visits to the ERs.
I took her to the ER, they said she had the flu and sent her home with tamiflu and nausea medicine without even swabbing her. A week later she nearly died because the tamiflu made her sick so back to ER. This time they swabbed her and said no flu and sent her to the main hospital with fever of unknown origin. When they hospitalized her They were quite kind and fed her and me in her room. After a week they released her and I took her home. The following week while at a visit to her PC doctor she suddenly fell Ill again and I took her back to the ER, she had cyanosis (hands were blue) and almost died. They had to put a CV access in her neck, and put her in a medium care unit where she was isolated in a room and no one even came to take her pulse. Later they told me she had almost died of kidney failure. during her week in the medium care unit they refused to give me meals saying they had stopped doing guest trays years prior. They transferred her after a week out of medium care onto a ward where she actually received better care. After a week there they sent her to a different hospital where she received even better care but it was a school, so everyone there was students.
After a week at the school of medicine the doctor said she was healed and to be released, he said he would call in prescriptions for antibiotics, pulled the IV lines and sent home instantly. But the doctor did not send in prescriptions and would not even answer or return my calls.
Sadly 1 week later I take her back to the ER with high fever and low blood pressure. Hospitalized again. I talked to food service and they agreed after hearing my plight to send a meal for me with hers. The meal lady did bring me 1 meal and promptly said they did not give guest trays, that was the last meal they gave me. every time I would return to the room with my meal I would find the doctor had just left, so I was effectively shut off from her doctor. Even though each day they brought extra meals and have to dispose of them at the end of the day. This is not about me wanting a free meal, it’s about them separating me from my wife and the doctors, my wife and I have eaten every meal together for the last 16 years and some egomaniac meal lady has us eating separately.
Furthermore this close to me getting my 1st SSI check on april 20 and I’ve been forced to spend bill money to run to the house so I can eat.
so far her diagnosis is:
Chronic meningitis of unknown type
and I’m almost certain both were contracted in the hospital or ER and is not her actual problem.
I am still waiting to hear further test results on monday.
Tonight is the first night I came home instead of sleeping on their broken recliner in a week. I truly feel if I had not been with her the entire time she would not have gotten any care and would have died in their care. I came home to rest but lay in bed thinking of all our mistreatments and can’t sleep so I guess I’ll pack a meal and go back to the hospital. It’s a bitch posting from my cell phone so may not respond here till next week. I’m confused right now I may need to try to sleep some before I go.
Please pray for my wife, that may be her only hope with the care she is getting.