Today I get a call at 5am saying my father in law was rushed to the hospital because he had a second heart attack. My wife, son and I rush out there to find him already being transfered to the Cardio ICU.
After a few tests they conclude that he has a major blockage and a surgeon has been called. Another hour goes by and they decide surgery is needed and they are prepping a room.
Two more hours go by and they come in, prep him for surgery, tell us all what the process is and they get called to the next room over. The guy in the next room over was in the middle of another heart attack and after several minutes, they rush him to the ER ahead of my father in law.
ANOTHER hour goes by and the doctor comes in to tell us that SOME HOW my father in laws test results and the guy next doors test results had been switched. My father in law was about to go under the knife AND NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH HIM. They determined that he had actually had some type of anxiety attack. AND the guy who HAD a heart attack earlier in the day and ultimately had a SECOND one had been sitting there all day UNDER OBSERVATION. He had been told that there was nothing wrong and that he would be released at 5pm...
The moral of the story is SOMEONE"S GONNA MAKE SOME MONEY OVER THIS. The guy next door happens to be an attorney (yeah the one who had two heart atacks today) and his partner already came over to ask what they ahd been telling us all day.
And to think my son was born there in April... Maybe we need a DNA test!
. Total difference in circumstances but, I went there a few years back for a spider bite. I found this tiny white head on my leg and just thought it was a ingrown hair. After a while my leg started going numb. I started to freak out cause somebody told me that it was a spider bite and went to that same hospital. I waited for 4 HOURS and paid over $200 just for them to tell me to go home and take some Benydril (sp?)
Glad to hear your father-in-law didn't have anything serious
Re: Dont go to Palomar Hospital in Escondido unless your already
Does the X mean "do this one" or does it mean "NOT THIS ONE"... because I caould see these jack ass doctors STILL screwing that up.
I talked to the other patients partner this evening... (My father in law no to good a speaka de Engwish). And he said that the hospital has already started calling and putting pressure on the atty. to not file anything. I was told they are even going as far as to assign liability to the cardiologist who did the tests and mis-assigned them results...
Oh well, in any case its gonna be ugly! Im just glad to know he went home, took a few 'anti-stress" pills and went to sleep.