posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 01:48 PM
I'm very angry lately about how medical issues are handled in our great country. It's either doctors knowing nothing or the insurance company giving
you the runaround. I'm having good mind to blame the way our medical system works on killing my grandfather, almost killing my grandmother, and now
putting my uncle in great danger to his health. Back in July, my grandfather died in the hospital at the ripe age of 69 from what started as Leukemia.
Before he got his diagnosis of Leukemia in the ER a couple weeks before, doctors had been telling him on regular blood tests before then that his
results were fine and that there was nothing to do about it.
They were obviously way wrong because he was pretty much dying when we took him to the ER, they gave hi ma transfusion and told him his white cell
count was extremely high and told him he probably had Leukemia (which he did). If he had gotten help sooner, he may not have been as ill and would've
had a better chance of fighting off the pneumonia he got after his first cancer treatment (and then he died not much later of total organ failure
while in the ICU
My grandmother had a blood clot in her lung just at the end of December and was in the hospital over Christmas. Not only did they delay treatment of
something that serious, but she'd also had a heart attack (which she survived somehow. She's a very tough cookie) . While she was in there, they
also didn't take into account that she had diabetes and were serving her starch filled meals and giving her SUGAR with the meals. If a hospital has
someone's medical record, wouldn't they notice something that stands out such as diabetes? She actually had to TELL them she had it so that they
would start taking better care of her and stop giving her starchy foods.
My recent grievance is with my uncle. He got a blood sugar test from my grandmother a couple weeks ago because he's been feeling really weak and sick
lately. She said his blood sugar was up to 400 and something and so my aunt took him to multiple doctors. The doctors said he has a gull stone in the
duct of his gull bladder along with diabetes. The thing that angers me? They delayed any further action for two weeks to "review" test results.
During this time he's JAUNDICING, and they still ignore it and put him off for weeks until he can get treatment. If something were wrong with
someone's liver as well, wouldn't they rationally say they need to act right away?
Just from personal family experience, I think something needs to be done to improve healthcare. I mean, why the bad test results? Why the delays in
treatment in this country? Go to the doctor, get tests done, wait multiple weeks to find out what's wrong with you even if it's highly serious and
needs to be taken care of ASAP. I just don't get it. Come on America, step it up enough people have died now because of things like this.