My Partner was admitted into hospital & was going to be dismissed 2 weeks later. They did find blood clots & confirmed an under active Thyroid, but after seeing 10 different Consultants they were going to send him home without any diagnosis of his muscle issues, which he was originally admitted for.
Physiology refused to allow him to leave, but they could not assist him until they knew what was wrong. Now we are over six months later & still none the wiser. We have requested a genetics & genomics test but keep being informed they don’t need to do this as they can find any hereditary illnesses through blood tests. Blood test will only show what is being looked for, if you are unaware of what is medically wrong then blood tests will not help.
Rheumatology suggested a steroid, which he never received, instead was prescribed a different steroid & this masked the issue with the muscle problem & Rheumatology dismissed him from their clinic. He was referred back 8 times to Rheumatology who stated it was nothing to do with them.
After contacting PALS Rheumatology has admitted they prescribed the steroid which did mask the issue & thought the problem was with the thyroid.
Since January he has had 3 seizures, after the second one we were advised it was a mini-stroke. We have since been advised by other departments that it was not a stroke but no answer to what happened.
Today he had his third seizure, he was taken to Derriford hospital once again. He has now been dismissed & told they are unsure what the problem is & they will book him in for a MRI & prescribed him medication.
Why can the MRI not be done whilst he is ill & how can you prescribe drugs for something you are unsure what it is? They also sent him home with the Cannula still in his arm.
We have now had enough of the Doctors at Derriford, we feel they are not doing their jobs properly & keep passing the buck. If they are unsure then involve someone who may be able to assist rather than dismissing patients.
We are very annoyed, angry & upset with the way we have been treated.
"Poor medical care"
Posted by JaJ21 (as ),