About: Medway Maritime Hospital Medway Maritime Hospital Gillingham ME7 5NY
Posted by Anonymous
Got taken into A&E after fitting and fainting whilst out with my mother. I got taken by ambulance on sirens and lights and had to wait a bit for a cubicle so as I could be seen by a doctor. I had a few more fits in the hospital all witnessed by doctors. By the time I saw the doctor hours later they said "well you seem to have recovered we will send you home" when my mother explained that I have been having these episodes repeatedly every day for a month or so now and no one knew why we got told if I have another one to bring me straight back. So we went home and within a hour I was on my living room floor fitting and fainting again so my mum again called an ambulance (luckily we had a family friend over who was highly first aid trained) but when I came round from this episode that lasted atleast 40 minutes I couldn't feel my left side at all from face to toes, my mum told the paramedics this and they yet again got me straight to A&E; We arrived at A&E majors at about half 8 that night we waited for 2 hours on the ambulance trolley for 2 hours (thus holding up the ambulance crew unnecessarily) when they could put me in the cubicle behind me that was free. The paramedics on both occasions were brilliant second to none. I then aventually got admitted to AMU (Acute medical unit) in the early hours on the morning at about 6 I think. The next day the doctor comes to see me and wants to discharge me after doing no tests nothing. I say to him If I go home I will fit and faint again please don't just fob me off so I ring my parents outraged who ring the ward and demand to speak to the doctor who promised my parents faithfully that I would not get discharged until I had seen the neurologist. This happened and he was amazing! got me seen at Kings hospital to see a neurologist specialist in my problem there and with the help of the cardiac team at st Thomas's in London and medway and the neurologist at Medway and Kings they finally 2 months later think they know what the problem is!