posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 08:57 AM
I need to speak to a wide audience..
My son who is 18 months old was admitted to a local hospital here in Colorado for chronic diarrhea. After doing all they could, and they did try
hard, they transferred my son to Children's Hospital in Denver. At childrens we were assigned to Dr. J. O'connor and Dr. Keng. The two of them did
lots of work/tests and by last Saturday morning my son was eating Solids, starting to have normal BM's and was playing with my wife, myself and our
other son who is 4. On Friday night Dr. O'Connor and Dr. Keng went out of rotation and we were assigned Dr. R. Sokol. Saturday morning Dr. R.
Sokol had told me my son was making great progress and that we would be transferred back to the small hospital where he would be watched and cared
for, probably going home this Friday. Dr. Sokol repeated this same speach to both my wife and I on Sunday. Monday morning I had to go back to work,
my wife took over the duties of caring for my 18 month old son. That afternoon Dr. Sokol changed plans, told us that our son wouldn't be
transferred back to the smaller hospital until Wed or Thurs of this week. Then that changed again to be maybe not until Tuesday or Wednesday of next
week. Then he and others switched my son's formula, the amount of formula, doubled it, changed all of the plans and needless to say my son got
worse. After seeing my son's decline under this idiot we quickly made Children's Hospital transfer my son out before they could cause more damage.
Today I sit in my office as my son has severe gas, still hasn't recovered from the change in formula and routine thanks to the idiot Dr. Sokol at
Childrens and am hoping/praying that some day my son will come home. In our opinion it's more than obvious to us via paper work, conversations, and
statements from Dr. Sokol and crew that they intended to harm my son so they could keep him in the hospital as we have insurance and are paying
customers. Today I see why people think our medical facilities and practices are third world and I only hope none of you have to live through this.
I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy and I only hope that someday I can repay the favor to Dr. Sokol and his money greedy friends.
I am not a rich man, just a working class guy with a family, I don't have the money to hire a big city attorney, what can a little guy like myself
do? What would you do? How do you hold a Hospital and a Doctor accountable? Is taking money via the legal system enough? Should doctors who
cause intentional pain be tried as criminals? Put in jail? Given the death penality?