Long story cut very short,
Last year other half was rushed into hospital and ended up being diagnosed with multiple cerebral (brain) abyss's
was in hospital for about 10 days, after 5-6 days we got told that it was so bad that even if he woke from the medical coma they put him in, he would be so brain damaged that it wasnt worth it and me and his mum (who flew over from Ireland) then had to accept the doctors opinion he was going to die
the doctors said he wont make it through the night, and put a DO NOT ATTEMPT RESSUSSICATION notice in his file (heartbreaking)
they kept trying to find a bed in a neurological hospital but one wasnt available
they kept the DNAR notice going and signed every day, until 4 days later (5th day of DNAR notice) they said they had managed to get him a bed in a neuro hospital and transferred him there
they said dont get hopes up he wont make it. and if he did then he would basically be a vegetable
we had already discussed his funeral arrangements.
long story cutting short now, day after he was transferred they operated took biopsy from brain, hestarted coming round, 6 weeks later was out of hospital, although couldnt walk for a few months after and was IV antio biotics for 6 months after that, (nurses coming round twice a day to inject them into a tube in his heart)
now he is fully recovered, no brain damage nothings changed other than his short term memory is pretty [email protected]
at the moment but that;s nothing.
WHat I want to know is there anything we can do about the original hospital putting a dnar notice on his file when he recovered so well, makes me wonder how many others they put it on that COULD have recovered but didnt get the chance
also they broke their own guidelines by not discussing the dnar notice with us before they applied it, the letter they sent to his doc said he was discharged to a hospital thats in another county that he definately hasnt been near.
I'm glad he is fine now but really really pi@@ed off at the original hospital.
We have just got all his medical records from there and there are several inconsistincies in the notes made while he was there, but we now have a copy of his scans showing how big the absyss's were!
I know there probably isnt anything we can do but does anyone know this for definate?
as the stress and worrry drove us craze, we cried for days thinking he was going to die that night, we cried for months wondering how brain damaged he'd end up eventually and when we finally told him about the dnar notice he ended up having what they think might have been a mild heart attack, or an angina attack (they couldn't test because of the meds for the abssy's) and he also refused to stay in hospital in case they put another dnar on him
funny thing is the letter sent to the doc about that says... admitted to hospital
which he again wasnt.
any advice welcome
sorry for it being so long