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wife misdiagnosis

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  • Posted By: jklein
  • March 21, 2008
  • 09:55 PM

well guess it all started about 9 yrs ago or so, just after the birth of our daughter. my wife has always been the worry sort, and just got worst with the yrs. she had always had high blood pressure which was never controlled because of fear of doctors(she has been afraid of them sence her mother died in 1998). i guess on jan 05,2008, it got the better of her. i was on my way to a new job and she had just left me to go home(she took me to my brothers for him to take me to the bus station),and as she was getting ready to go across the street to watch the football game with freinds she had a anyuerism rupture. now if that was all that had happened i could more or likely get on with my life but its just the start...
When she (my wife) did't get to her freinds home before the game they sent someone over to see if she was ok. where they found her unresponsive. they call the EMTS which took them over 35mins to get to my home (i don't live in the boonies eather) then the EMT thought she was a drug o.d. which they told the ER this (now my wife never did any drug that wasn't not legal and her freinds that where there told the EMTs this and ER docs) but because of the Emt diagnosis the docs went with it and let her bleed into her head of 6 to 8 hr before they moved her to to a place where she could have gotten help. After reading the diagnosis for a brain anyuerism it i don't know how they missed it, she had nause, complaned of a headach (after she was awake from the rupture) lack of motor skills voimiting and in the end confusion. the doctor at the end hospital told us that she had the worst type of rupture that there was and that she was gone before she hit the floor. well that being the case she was the most talkative dead person i know of... Now i know that this is long and has a lot of holes in the story if anyone likes it pls tell me and will go into more detail wrote this more for me and my daughters pain

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  • I am so sorry for ur loss. I do understand it as my mum went the same way just over 2 yrs ago. One min she was ok then within mins it was all over, but the paramedics got to her real quick & although she was not breathing she did have a pulse so they put her on life support machine, this just prolonged it for a few hours, she never had a chance it was a catistrophic subarachnoid hemorrhage........with the way things happened though it meant she was diagnoised b4 life support was turned off meant that they wouldnt do an autopsy.....which was a relief for us, also we all got to her side for the last few hours even if she didnt know. She was never ill, was really proud of her good health at the age of 76the only thing i know that could have been a sign was she had a bout of vertigo & sometimes really blood shot eyes, actually i dont know if that was really a sign but the dizziness that was called vertigo was a sign. She never complained at all & always put a smile on & said "Im fine" ! Im telling u this as i understand how devasting it is for you & ur daughter ! Having said all this im glad she was never ill & was happy up to the point of death......i actually find that comforting ! If it helps u to talk we are more than willing to listen & if we can help ease things for u at all we will try ! Regards :) tootsie ! actually this has brought a tear to my eye ! It is never easy !
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • sorry about it; sounds like her uncontrolled blood pressure did it, but if this is recent, it was also malpractice and you should see a lawyer.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
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