Hello,
I need some advice regarding my mother. She was diagnosed with a benign meningioma that was on top of the brain. She was referred to someone that is supposed to be the best neursurgeon in the area. The tumor was quite large so surgery was scheduled for Jan 21. After the surgery, she was healing fine, walking and talking, etc. Mid March she woke up and discovered her head was leaking. My father took her to the nuerosurgeon's office. The doctor did not look at her. He had a nurse, and physician assistant look at it, and they indicated she had an ingrown hair that got infected. Gave her antibiotics and sent her on her way. They ok'd her to travel to FL to see me during the first week in April. While in FL, she had a grand mal seizure. She was stabilized, and returned to PA. The neurosurgeon said she an infection in her head. They permanently removed a piece of her skull b/c the infection was in the bone. She had a soft spot for 3 months till the plate was made and swelling went down. They removed a sac of pus from her head, and placed her on Vancoymcin for the infection. She was released from the hospital before she was even stabilized. The home nurse determined she should not have been released from the hospital, and that she was being over dosed on the vancoymicin. The infection is gone, but there is permanent scarring on the brain. She has seizures that have not been controlled by the various anti seizure medicine that she has been taking. She is unable to drive and work due the uncontrolled seizures. On a side note, the hospital where this all took place is where my mother worked. They fired her 3 days before her last surgery to have her plate put in her head.
Any advice provided would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.