kris update

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Nancy, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    kris was in the hospital for two weeks and just got out yesterday. The infection in her cath port went into her brain and she was in a coma for 5 days (how could this happen, did they not monitor her condition after they told her the infection was severe? She had to have stroke symptoms in her home and scare the begeebers out of her family before they realized the infection was not getting better?) Honestly she has not been getting good care from the hospital and when she finally came out of the coma she had to begin yelling to get any kind of care. I am feeling so angry over this whole thing, it never ever should have happneed. She went in for dialysis and one thing after another is going wrong for her.

    She is taking steps to give her kids power of attorney so they can advocate for her medical needs. I told her she needs to have them or herself contact the hospital ombudsman or patient advocate the next time she has to go to the hopsital to make sure she gets the care she needs and deserves. It just points up what I have seen somany times, we need someone to advocate for us in the hospital when we are not able to do it ourselves.

    Seems her yelling may have done some good, a very good pulmonologist has agreed to take her case and has said he is very interested in her and how she got so sick. He will hopefully be able to manage her pulmonary hypertension that she was just diagnosed with.

    Please keep kris in your prayers. She needs a bit of good luck and some good medicine to pull her through this.

  2. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    WOW, that makes me so mad!

    Thank you for the update. Thank God she is improving. Sending love and prayers.
  3. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    Good heavens... I was thinking of her Monday, wondering how she's holding up.

    I agree completely - patients need advocates. It's impossible to do effectively for yourself when you're sick.

    My heart just aches for her. Please tell her I'm thinking of her and sending healing thoughts. Hope this pulmonary doctor will get her tuned up. Thanks for the update.
  4. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Holy cow! She is certainly in my prayers.
    Thanks for the update.
  5. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Holy cow. This must be incredibly scary for her. :(

    She'll be in my prayers.

  6. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    That's just terrible, Nancy. Good grief!

    Remind Kris that Big Brother started and there are all kinds of obnoxious people on it this season- if anything will get her motivated to get better, it's her beloved BB. :laughing:

    Thanks for the update.

  7. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Good grief -

    Nancy - thanks for posting this update about Kris. I think about her often.

    And tell her from ME - that she is supposed to BE addicted to reality TV shows - not BE one. EESH!
  8. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Sending my good thoughts that things start to look up.

    Many hugs

  9. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member


    Thanks for the update. I have been worried since kris did not answer my PM.

    I'm thinking good thoughts that kris can be stabilized and put this bad spell behind her.

  10. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Thinking of Kris and hoping for a speedy recovery....sometimes all the doctors need to do is LISTEN!!!! Hope she found a doctor to hear her symptoms and plan a course of action to speed her healing.............
  11. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Please let Kris know that she is in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the update.
  12. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Keeping Kris in my prayers.
  13. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    It's amazing what kris has been through this year. Sending good thoughts her way that this is where she starts to get what she needs to start the long road back to good health.
  14. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Very sorry to hear that Kris has had a setback. Hope she recovers quickly.

    Please give her my best wishes and I'll keep her in my prayers.
  15. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    How shocking, adding my prayers for proper health care and a solid recovery.
  16. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member

    Sending hugs and love to you Kris and saying many prayers.
  17. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    Thank you for the update. I too have been worried. I do believe her children will have to step up to the plate and learn how to be assertive. in my humble opinion, health care is (generally speaking) not what it use to be, and at least in my overburdened area, it is the squeaky wheel who gets the grease. Therefore, if you are very sick, you will definately need an advocate in a hospital setting. Prayers and good thoughts for Kris and family.
  18. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's incredible. So awful. Thank you for the update. Sending healing thoughts her way ...
  19. VickiL

    VickiL New Member

    Sending prayers...for everyone. How awful! Wishing for a quick recovery and don't even get me started on our healthcare system - I would be thrown off the board in a flash!!
  20. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    How horrible!! I hope she makes a speedy recovery and can manage to get her kids to advocate for her. She is in my prayers.