Back in early January I had to call an ambulance on 999 and was taken to my local A&E on the way I stopped breathing could not get any oxygen in or out of my body, the ambulance crew had to bag me for the journey and i knew no more till I came around in intensive care a day and a half later where they had intrabated me. I was in intensive care for 4 days then they let me go home as I had no infections and had recovered well. They could not say what had caused this. A week and a half later I had to call an ambulance again struggling to breathe, they left me in a room in A&E for4 hours as they had no beds on any ward.( I had started my antibiotics and steroids at home 2 days previously, but they had not helped at all.) They found me a bed on a temporary ward were they administered salbutomol nebulisers. I had them every 4 hours, but they failed to look at my medical records, because I have a very bad reaction to them. They then moved me to a surgical ward, and boy was I ill could not work out why I was feeling so ill my heart rate was 170bpm could not speak, think or function at all. After being left like this for 6 hours, asking for some help but being ignored by nursing staff and Drs. I asked to see the sister and as I suffer from co2 retention I asked them to do a blood gas test to see if this was the problem, but that came back ok! which I was pleased about so I was trying to work out what was wrong with me. I then asked to see a Dr. It took two hours for a Dr to arrive and he could see I was struggling to breathe and to deal with my heart rate, he shouted at me that I have to accept that I was getting much worse, I did not have any energy to say anything to him, and thought by his actions which was nothing that i was going to die, really scared by now thinking about my family and my life. I was now alone again, then it dawned on me that they had given me, salbutamol nebs, and was having a very bad reaction to them. When i told the sister they were matter of fact with me and I could not get out of that hospital quick enough. I feel I must do something about this, so no one else is treated like this. I know they are busy but I was so scared any ideas other than going through the pals office as they are very biased at this hospital, would be much appreciated
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