Question Regarding Our Doctor Complaint - Angry And Furious

Review by grieving daughter on 2009-02-26
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA -- My father was a patient of this Wanna Bee doctor for a number of years. In Sept. 2008 Dr. wanna bee admitted my father in the Oschner hospital for surgery and he developed sepsis and his health declined day by day and the day of his death 1 hour before he died a code blue was called and my father went into cardiac arrest and the doctor was called to come and see my father and he refused so an ER doctor was paged to the intensive care floor where he was and he was then recesitated. The ER doctor called Dr. Wanna Bee again urging him to come to see my father and he again refused and my father went back into cardiac arrest where at this point he could not be revived and he died minutes later now I'm not alleging this I had requested my fathers records to be sent to me and this incident is in his medical records.

In reading this I was outraged and in total shock my father put his life in this man hands. I know doctors have many patients and they sometimes get very busy but he told the nurse he wasn't coming and do not call him back I think seeing that my father put total trust in him he could have handled this situation better knowing he was critically ill he could have took the time gotten out of bed and come to see him even if he wasn't going to survive.

What do you think?
Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-02-28
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-26:
You are alleging that because the doctor refused to come to the hospital your father died. Regardless that the doctor refused to come to the hospital it would seem to me that an ICU has doctors immediately available. Did your father refuse treatment from any one else in the ICU? Hardly likely that anyone attending patients in an ICU would stand by and do nothing. Why would they have to call for an ER physician? The sepsis was probably contracted after surgery yet there is no mention of any treatment. Reading the complaint one would believe that no treatment was offered. I would find that very hard to believe.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-26:
In all seriousness, I think that you need some counseling.
You are going through some stressful times and it seems to be eating at you and causing you to blame everyone around you for your loss. Good luck.
Posted by Disaster Worker on 2009-02-26:
Grieving Daughter, didn't you put a similar post up yesterday about Oschner Hospital and your father's "hernia removal"? (Hernias are repaired, not removed.) The two stories are very different. Which is it?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-26:
I commented extensively on the OP's post from yesterday. There are good reasons why a doc will not respond to a call, especially if equally competent docs are already available. Grieving Daughter, it is understandable that you feel someone 'failed' your father and you need to blame someone. This is very normal, but wrong. I'm willing to bet the 'wanna bee' doctor is also in pain over losing a patient. We are human. It is also unlikely that anything approaching poor care would slide past a good hospital's peer review. Oschner has a good reputation. Please seek some counseling.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-02-26:
I'm very sorry for the loss of your dad, truly.

I think you are dealing with some emotional issues that have to do with not seeing him for the last five years of his life (according to your review of the funeral home).

You are upset with the ER, the hospital in general, his doctor and the funeral home. You are entitled to feel angry about his death (that's part of the grieving process), but take some time to step back and get on a more level emotional ground before you take any action.

If you are just venting, then that's what this site is for..but you do seem wounded and lashing out. If I could hug you I would.
Posted by grieving daughter on 2009-02-26:
Disaster worker yes I did post a hernia removal my error you are so right it was repaired and htey missed something that later cost him his life and yes I t bothered me that the doctor refused to see him and as I stated I know doctors get busy and can't always come to see there patients and my have to send a collegue and not to blame anyone I just think he could have shown more compassion than what was noted
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-26:
I missed the funeral home post until a few minutes ago. Grieving Daughter, you are so sad and hurting so badly, and (I'm going out on a limb here) it seems you have little family support. You're wanting (NOT on purpose) someone else to hurt as badly as you do now. So, you're trying to hurt the hospital, the doctor, and the funeral home. Unfortunately, you are trying to hurt people who have (honestly) tried to help you. Your whole world is out of kilter. PLEASE find a minister, rabbi, priest, or counselor. They can help you work through these destructive tendencies and help you grieve properly for your loss.
Posted by Disaster Worker on 2009-02-26:
Grieving Daughter, I'm truly sorry for your loss. I'm in EMS and sometimes we feel so helpless. When I was doing my clinical rotations at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, the head of the Emergency Department, Dr. S, made a statement that's really stuck with me. We had a very young man come in on Careflite that could not sustain life with his injuries. Dr. S. told me that when God ordained life to end, no matter what the doctors try to do, it won't work. He said, for example, he might be able to re-start their heart, but then the kidneys shut down. He said we that we have to do everything that's within our power or scope of practice to do, but many times we're helpless to do anything. That's really helped me, especially since I've recently lost 2 patients.

As an adult orphan, you will cry and scream; eventually you'll accept. Please accept all our sincere and heartfelt sympathies.
Posted by grieving daughter on 2009-02-28:
To everyone who responded to my story about Oschner Hospital I just got word that there were some very suspicious mistakes made in his medical records and is being futher investigated will keep you posted.

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