I am very very confused and angry. My husband died last week.
We knew he had stage IV melanoma (primary ocular melanoma) with spread to the psoas muscle and lungs we were not aware of how advanced it was. He had recently been diagnosed of the spread to the heart but was referred to cardiology.
Initially they wanted to put cause of death as a Heart attack but after my insistence they carried out a post mortem and it is now been recorded as 'Disseminated Melanoma' with cardiac metastasis. Basically due to the metastasis in the heart it made his blood pressure drop and they were not able to raise it again.
We had recently been seen by the hospital and although we agreed it was in the heart, no on seemed to be overly concerned at this stage.
Due to previous treatment he also had hypothyroidism. He had been very very lethargic for a long time so I pushed for his TSH levels to be checked, including his T3!!
2 days before he died his results for T3 were very low.
<1.5 pmol/L - 2.60-5.70 pmol/L
Does anyone know if the drop in blood pressure could have been a result of the low T3. Would it be worth investigating further. I do believe because he had terminal cancer no one really wanted to look any further into other reasoning about why he was so tired and anemic.
We knew he was very poorly with cancer but not to the point he was going to die. Apart from being very very tired all the time he had a great quality of life. We had partied on the Saturday until early hours. We had watched TV and had dinner the night before he died. He took his early morning tablets and he was fine. He was dead by 11.15am
Thank you for reading this and thank you to anyone who can respond.