In April of this year I went to a & e because of a really bad headache I told staff it was like fireworks going off in my head & I could feel something like water running down at the front of my head & at the back a & e sent me home with paracetamol & told me I had a migraine a couple of hours later at home my 9 year old witnessed me taking a seizure & was screaming for his daddy to help me my husband had to clear my throat so I didn't choke on my own vomit when taken back into a & e I was a 3 on Glasgow coma scale. Because I was non responsive there was a DNR put on my bed & my husband told they hadn't seen that much blood on someone's brain who was still alive . Every1 was told to prepare for worst, when I didn't die they decided to take me off meds that they'd given me to make me more comfortable to see if there was any reaction as neuro couldn't treat me in the condition i was in. Once meds wore off I removed breathing tube on my own & neuro took me & inserted coil in my brain. When I left intensive care & put into a ward twice not once did I go missing ftom ward once I was found wandering about a & e & 2nd time I was found by an off duty nurse @ 12pm at night wandering about a main road, the ward I was in didn't even realise I was missing until my husband called to say I'd been found I was then moved to specialist brain injury place graham Anderson house where I honestly can't praise the staff enough. I'd just like to say that I don't blame the staff in the wards I'd went missing from simply because there wasn't enough staff per patient the fault lies with health board. The icing on the cake was when my mum queried why I was dirty & hadn't been showered they'd said they asked me to shower & I'd said no my 70 year old mum had to shower me herself. My mum told ward sister the next time this happened she would be bringing Nicola sturgeon up to see me & see if her standard patient care was the same as the wards my mum never came back up to me being dirty again and do you what the worst thing about all of this is I'm an employee at the same hospital where all of this took place & i feel absolutely sick to my stomach at the thought of having to go back to work for an organisation that had total disregard for my life and welfare & for what they put my family through I've been referred to another Nhs treatment centre to help with my anxieties because I constantly think I'm going to drop dead & I can honestly say I'm not filled with confidence in having to deal with Nhs again either as a patient or employee gp had to put me on diazapan because I was getting myself into such a state everyday with crying etc my husband can't moving for me as I feel I constantly need him with me so I no I'll be ok it all feels so hopeless at times & all I want is to be me again
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