"My late mother's care"
About: County Durham PCT / District nursing County Durham PCT District nursing University Hospital Of North Durham / Older people's healthcare University Hospital Of North Durham Older people's healthcare DH1 5TW
Posted by connor (as ),
My mam was admitted to Durham hospital being sick, couldnt get her breath.
A nurse knocked mam's leg getting her into bed. Mam had cellulitus, swelling to right leg, had chronic kidney disease, diabetic, copd xmas day 2011 needed beds. No ambulances.
Mam sick after lunch in 24hrs, given 600mgs tramadol, nurse again knocked mams right leg same place caused tear to skin. been sick. discharged her.
When mam got home, leg pouring of blood. high as a kite. should never have been discharged.
Two days after, mam dizzy, had fall, fractured humerus. Rush job a and e, went to care home rehab six weeks. No pressure sores on admission, when discharged had sores left hip, right hip, heels, sacral, right elbow.
Came home having to be hoisted. Never turned through night and carers four times a day not being turned every two hours.
Tramadol 400mgs a day. Overdosed. She was sick so paramedics came took to hospital. Sepsis mam on ward six weeks. Six days after admission, took medication from her, stopped blood takes, commence pathway. never weighed from admission.
Put mam on Liverpool Care Pathway dnr (do not resusciate) without mine or mams consent. Said she was comfortable, in no pain, nurse pump syringed diamorphine etc caused seizures.
She was suffering in pain, mentally and physically. An undignified death.