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peptic ulcers vs. misdiagnosis

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  • Posted By: katemariex
  • October 23, 2013
  • 06:57 PM

If anyone can share a similar experience with the outcome, I'd be really appreciative.
My boyfriend had 5 ulcers last year. We went to the hospital three or four times, and each time they said he was faking, there's nothing wrong, go home. We tried another hospital and he was admitted right away (this is when they found and cauderized the ulcers) the second hospital that found and treated them did a fantastic job.
Jump to present dy, I'm sitting in the hospital as we speak for the same thing. (Were at the hospital that actually treated him the first time)
Before we came here, we instinctively went to the first hospital that turned him away repeatedly.
They drew blood and gave him morphine after he said he wasn't too comfortable with it, he had a slight allergic reaction so they gave him benadryl. This is ALL they did for him. Not an hour and a half later after the morphine was administered, they woke him up, dropped discharge papers on his lap and told him he had peptic ulcers and they can't do anything, to go home.
They didn't reccommend a gastro, or offer any medication. They just gave him a prescription for protonix and kicked us out.

We immediately came to the better hospital, they admitted him and fixed him right up.
This was the second time this hospital had done this. (Upon arriving at the better hospital, we explained the situation and the woman at the front desk said we weren't the first people to come over from the other hospital today)

Has anyone had a similar experience? We're thinking of taking legal action but him and I are really young and don't really know how to proceed.
Any advice or shared stories would be helpful!

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