Girls im gunna rant so sorry but i hope someone can possibly help.My mum is still in hospital she was admitted last wednesday she has been diagnosed with Pancreatitus caused by gall stones.She had heart surgery 15 mths ago where basically they f...ked up and she had, well she had a major heart attack that finally made them fit a difibulator after 9 days of lying in a hospital bed beng preped ready for theatre and then cancelled 3 times.
Anyway i went off there !!!
She takes massives of drugs each day including water tablets.SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ON SATURDAY !!!! i call her and she says shes bloated full of fluid BUT shes on intravenous fluids and so she had been since last Tuesday.She speaks to a nurse who tells her
"We treat one thing and cause another" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
she takes water tablets everyday and has a RESTRICTED fluid intake at home because of her heart condition!!!!!!
Tonight i call her whilst at work and she says shes not good shes lke an elephant man her legs look like there hanging over her shoes and she cant get her trousers up past her hips when she went into hospital they were hanging off her.I told her to put the phone down and ring her bell and tell them she feels poo blah blah and she wants a doctor.
By now im in a panic and my boss says its ok to go home fantastic but what the bloody hell can i do when shes so far away!!!!!!!!!
We decide i should call the hospital speak to the nurse in charge and see if mum did call
Yep shed buzzed and the drs were with her call back n half an hour and theyll tell me more.She was very pleasant and i explained about the heart op etc and of course we are worried and she says ring at any time blah blah
Oh i forgot the dr she saw this morning told her she cant go on holiday in May cos he wont operate cos if he did shed die.Of course she could get a second opinion but if they said yes he would still not do the op
I get home just after midnight and make the call as the nurse said too.Im told shes busy however my mum has had something for the pain and they will do another heart trace in the morning WTF WTF WTF all the while i can hear the nurse telling her what to say.
So its 1.15 in the morning and i have more questions than i have answers.
I understand that the meds she takes including thyroxine water tablets etc can cause problems but is she getting the care she should have should she of been takng the water tablets she cant even lie down in the bed
And why would the op kill her if it was done.All questions i wanted to ask but the nurse was to busy probably reading hello magazine aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh
So what im asking of you girls is if you know anyone with medical knowledge is a build up of fluid a normal reaction from th treatment of pancreatitus or is my poor mum being killed in the irish hospital bed as she was over 15 months ago.Im just hoping i can get some answers im sure her heart condition is complicating things but the dr said to her today he didnt realize shed not been having the water tablets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I want to know why she would die if they did the op is she very sick are they overly concerned or should they be.
My cousin mum said is going to try and call mums heart dr tomoz and see if he will pop by.I dont think it would work her in the uk but fingers crossed she does get him.
When ive calmed down ill read all of your posts properly, ive skimmed over them. Thanks girls another noval written xx