"my husbands missed diagnosis"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital / General surgery Medway Maritime Hospital General surgery ME7 5NY
Posted by titian (as ),
My Husband started to feel really ill October 2009, at first doctor said thought kidney stones. Taken to hospital as was in such pain, when finally got to see doctor said with out looking at my husband said well your doctor thinks kidney stones. kept taking my husband to doctors. he was referred to Hospital every time. Waited hours, seemed to be waiting all day every time to see who would be the one to get bed and be admitted. He was admitted several times and sent home either because weekend (it seemed that everyone was out at weekends and we used to see them readmitted few days later).
We went to that hospital so many times it was obvious my husband was in great pain. Till May, the last occasion, I said there is no way I'm going to take him home until you find out what is wrong. He had to wait so long for scan, a week, I offered to take him privately. This seemed to spur them into action, they then diagnosed him with cancer, put him on morphine, let him home and he died 2 days later.
I have still got all the notes of every time we went and how badly he was treated. I think he had prostrate cancer and it had spread by then to his lungs. My daughter was so angry she went to my doctors and they said they were sorry and it could have been dealt with better, bit late.
My last memories of being with him is sitting hours on end to see if they would find a bed to be admitted with so many people waiting all day in pain too.