Hello..I recently posted on another forum and was met with insensitive hostility by medical "professionals" because of my situation.
I have a question about negligence and failure to treat my son who passed away. I hired an attorney who said it will take him six mo. to investigate due to delays getting all of the medical records from 3 hospitals and an o.b. mean-while I want to know if I am right or wrong about investigating any wrong doing.
Our son was born at a local hospital and seemed ok for 2 days. On the third day while I was at work my mother in law told the nurse my son was breathing fast. She ignored her and didn't look at him. Later that morning he was circumcised. I arrived later that day to take them home. While I was holding him i noticed he was breathing fast and shallow and shaking. I told the nurse and she said he was probably ok. I told her again that I was worried about him. She briefly looked at him and said sometimes babies do that.
We were discharged and sent home. A couple of hours later we rushed to another hospital because he was still doing it. There he nearly died. He suffered kidney, liver, lung tissue, and brain damage due to coarctation of aorta. If he were diagnosed earlier he might have been spared all of the damage by administering prostaglandins. The PDA would have opened. Instead our son spent a month in a hospital trying to get well enough for open heart surgery. He passed away 5 days after surgery on ECMO
The surgeon said that his lungs were pale grey because of tissue damage (escemia) from his previous insult. His heart quit after recieving protomine after the surgery. I know that the doctors and surgeons did all they could but I feel my complaint was ignored prior to his discharge at the first hospital, and may have contributed to his death and caused him suffering.
Yes our son was very ill with a heart defect but survival of and treatment for co arc is very sucessful. Is it possible that the nurse ignoring our concerns may have contributed to our sons outcome in some way?