Posted 1/15/2020 5:40 PM (GMT -6)
Champ, I also had a horrible hospital experience. Want to hear a crazy story?
Day one, rushed to ER for kidney pain. Right away they assumed it was my GI because of my flare and called the GI team. They requested a CT scan and quered "IBD", then started talking on and on about how I have bowel thickening. I kept telling them that I was there for kidney pain and not my IBD, but they kept focusing on my UC! It was infuriating. After two hours of being there, my kidney colic stopped. They kept me overnight but then sent me home without a word about my kidney!
Two hours after getting home, my stone pain started up again and I took an ambulance right back to the ER. The same paramedics arrived and wondered *** the hospital sent me home. They did another CT scan and compared to the first. Turns out the first scan showed the stone clear as day, but because they were focused on my IBD they ignored it. Malpractice much? The radiologist himself came to apologize.
They booked me for surgery. Took almost 4 days of waiting in agony to be seen. The reason is that even though stone pain is severe, it's not considered life threatening... so I kept getting bumped. You know what though, I was reading online that a blocked ureter can do kidney damage eventually, so it's not exactly NOT severe?
One thing happened in care that was REALLY bad. They forgot to give me prednisone. 36 hours went by and I started to go into adrenal crisis. IBD fever came back, lots of bleeding. The nurses acted like it was this big mystery. My mother had to drive all the way home, get my prednisone, and bring it back to me because the idiots at the hospital weren't delivering. It was scary!
This is "the best" hospital in Vancouver. What a joke!!
Finally got my surgery after days of waiting. They put a stent in that ended up being worse than the stone, and my GP had to pull it out early. It was causing bleeding and all kinds of problems like possible infection. The day the stent got taken out, I got more colic pain and ended up back at the hospital for morphine and IV push fluids to pass the stone fragments. Complete hell, I tell you! I had one ambulance ride a day for 4 days while these bloody stones passed!
Are you in the USA, champ? Canadian health care is the pits. Yeah we don't pay out of pocket for it, but we pay for it in other ways... like with pain and suffering!!