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    Default OMG The Medical Industry here

    Friend of mine was taken by ambulance to Ch/ch hospital last Sunday.
    Immense pain, paralysed, couldn't talk well etc.
    It's taken 5 days to discover it is a Thoracic aortic aneurysm!!!!

    OMG!

    They had a nurse this week trying to make her walk around, she fell over and the nurse was quite nasty, saying she wasn't trying.
    This after 4 MRIs and xrays. They did a CAT scan of her head earlier. But not until today did they find this.

    Amazing she isn't dead. She isn't because it clogged up, it's also killed one of her kidneys too now. They said she had a kidney infection.....

    When admitted apparently some idiot had down that she had back pain. Hah.

    She had pain from her neck all the way to her toes. Huge pain.

    Whats wrong with these people? A whole new lot of doctors had arrived and found this now. The whole lot of them before didn't.
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    Default Re: OMG The Medical Industry here

    Don't be alarmed for the first lot of doctors, they will be paid alright.
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    Default Re: OMG The Medical Industry here

    This kind of thing shits me. Where is the accountability? If I'd made that big of a mistake at work I would have been fired.

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    Default Re: OMG The Medical Industry here

    Accountability??? What is it?

    To the so-called medical professionals (at least most of them), MONEY is the only thing they see and know.

    And of course, they also don't know what professional ethics is.

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    Default Re: OMG The Medical Industry here

    Her husband is making a fuss but of course he'll get the "we are reviewing procedures" statement.

    Scary cause if it hadn't clogged up, she would have bled to death on the first day. Wonder it didn't all come loose when they tried making her walk around....
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    Often they only become accountable when they poor person dies...... often on the operating table..... and then its a pointing finger game....

    Luckily or maybe unluckily ( the pain would have been horrendous) your friend is still here. ( not meaning to sound mean, the relief they still here will be overshadowed by anger at those idiots)

    In most other jobs they would have lost the job instantly, but doctors just chalk it up to experience and carry on dont they???

    Hope they get it sorted for your friend, and the hubby makes a huge fuss........ and some one listens
    Im not trying to be difficult it just comes naturally.

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    Default Re: OMG The Medical Industry here

    Quote Originally Posted by beetle View Post
    Hope they get it sorted for your friend, and the hubby makes a huge fuss........ and some one listens
    x2 Better yet, let's hope someone does something.
    I have very high hopes that seriousness is a reversible condition.

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    I am sorry about your friend, pctek.

    Someone I know, who lives in the Auckland area, had exactly the same thing wrong with her. Firstly she was taken to Middlemore, where apparently there wasn't any room for her, so the ambulance then went on to Auckland Public Hospital. She was correctly diagnosed in the first instance and given the right treatment.

    The human body is an intricate system and sometimes it must be hard to make the right call, but when someone is bleeding profusely and in such agony, even a novice should know not take them for a 'walk around'.

    Long ago I decided that in a lot of cases the word 'profession' used to describe certain occupations could well be be replaced by the word 'business'.

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    I wouldn't be a doctor for 1000 times what they get paid...My wife was in the hospital recently with a bad appendix.One doctor told her there was nothing wrong with it another said it was rotten to the core.She was really sick for days...it wasn't until she said no to more drugs that she started to recover.
    To quick to inject drugs rather than listen to what the patient is trying to say...
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    Default Re: OMG The Medical Industry here

    Certainly not quick in my friends case.
    She's had the surgery now and although she's still in so much pain she can't even sleep or move much, they won't give her anything but Panadol.
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