First I would like to thank everyone who has commented on my posts . Over the weekend my husband was exhausted and really listless, so I booked a home visit Dr suggested anti biotics for chest infection . When he did the oxygen saturation test it was 61% so we ended up in rhesus. They stated my husband was very ill and had pneumonia, we had antibiotics oxygen ,and fluid etc, intensive care said they weren't needed as he seemed stable. We were moved to another dept and waited hours for a Dr to see him , he seemed exhausted . The Dr came in and said can you answer the questions quickly as it was an urgent situation, then called me outside to tell me he could quite easily die. I felt sick , it seems really bizarre a dr came in and turned his oxygen . About 10 minutes later a nurse asked who had turned it off , said a dr had, she said it needed at all times. He really struggled to reach sat levels , and passed away. To say I am devastated is an understatement , I had loved him from the minute I saw him , and will love him until we meet again xxx Take great care everyone xx
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So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Husband stvalentine. No wonder you are absolutely devastated and totally in shock I would imagine. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. May you find strength to get you through this very difficult time. Remember we are here for you.
Dear Stvalentine,please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your hubby,my dear wife passed in similar circumstances and it is devastating i know,i am sure you will have time to question the hospitals actions with regard to hubbys passing and i would strongly advise you to do so but now is not the time for that but for you to take comfort with your family in your loss.
With deepest sympathy
Ski's and Scruff's x
So sorry for your loss.
Oh no. This is absolutely devastating news. I'm so very sorry stvalentine-33 . What an awful loss and shock for you. You looked after him so very well.
I hope you have support in the coming difficult days. Sending you love and a hug.
Cas xx 🌹
Oh my lord that is just awful. To say I know how you feel would be a false statement but it is my worst nightmare. Do you have kids or anybody to be with you at this most trying of times? I do hope so but if not please use us we all want to be here for you. You are in my thoughts please take care of yourself find peace somewhere
I’m so sorry for your loss I’ve been married to my rock for 51yrs and the loss would be unbearable The care he didn’t receive at the end of his life was sad but not unusual My thoughts will be with you x
I am so sorry for your loss, sending sincere condolences to you and your family 💔 . I know exactly what you are going through as I lost my husband of nearly 50 years on the 29th December so it is very raw for me. Cry when you want/need to, don't suppress it, I even cry in front of complete strangers.
Look after yourself, sending you hugs 🤗🤗🤗
So very, very sorry to hear about this. You must be in a state of shock over the confusing way he was treated at the hospital, too. He was lucky to have you caring about him and looking after him to the end. Lots of love and light to you - you are in my thoughts and prayers at this horrendous time. Xx
stvalentine-33 my heart goes out to you. To loose the person you love is dreadful, but to have been lucky enough to have loved and been loved by him is wonderful too.
The circumstances of his death must be a dreadful shock which will take time for you to fully understand I would think. I hope you have family around you to help and support you.
Remember we are here and care ((()))
So really sorry to hear of your loss, stvalentine-33. You really need to ask for your own piece of mind. Why was the Oxygen turned off by the doctor. With firstly talking through the situation with you. I really hope you get answers. And hope you have family support to help you through this difficult time. Love and Thoughts ate with you xx Brian
Dear dear stvalentine-33. My deepest condolences.
I totally understand how you felt sick at the shock. Plus the "if only" scenario that must be torturing you.
I wish you the strength to bear the unbearable.
With time I hope you will find some comfort in knowing that such a lovely sounding husband would not want you to be unhappy for a single moment.
Awe my word i am so sorry to hear of your loss..sending loads of hugs...First of all they say he isnt sick enough for intensive care, make you wait for hours and then the dr turning the oxygen off? and then he passes away, makes no sense at all other than neglect and thats disgusting. He should have had the oxygen left on until his sats settled. Ive heard of way to many neglected cases in hospitals lately. So very sorry again to hear this..We are here to support you in anyway we can..love always..
I am so sorry to read of your sad news thoughts and prayers go out to you God bless
On another note it seems that the hospital are at fault they did a similar thing with my mom I did go and see a solicitor but he told me I would gave to put my house up for sale to fight the NHS he did write a letter to them that I had to pay for and the hospital said if I would like to ho in they would explain to me !!!!Basicslly they were admitting there guilt
Then a few years ago I went to my GP with a chest infection he wanted me to sign a DNR form I was horrified I said am I going to die he said no but to be honest I think that's just an easy way out for them I never signed it
Anyway please except my deepest sympathy and remember your husband is only a whisper away god bless
My deepest condolences. You must feel so devastated and numb.... There are never any good words that anyone can say to make it better, but maybe all the nice posts on here will let you feel that people really care.
I personally would start an investigation regarding turning off the oxygen by that doctor. This is negligence. Don't let them sweep it under the carpet. Don't let them say he would have died anyway, because that would have to be proven...which they can't. All this happens too often.
I understand your head might not be in the right place at this very moment, but don't wait till the dust is settled and records of who did what get forgotten, misplaced or altered.
You can sue the NHS. Find a “no win, no fee” solicitor.
My daughter successfully sued the NHS after the death of her little baby girl.
It is not about the money. It is about not letting them get away with it.
I wish you all the best and hope you have plenty of support around you.
So, so sorry to hear this.
Later on, it might help to ask to talk to someone at the hospital, to see if they can explain why things happened as they did please but, in the meantime, please try to focus on all the happy memories, of which you obviously have many.
You have our love and sympathy, please keep talking to us all through the forum, and let us know how you are coping?