If a friend or loved one stays at Valley Medical Center...have someone stay there 24-7
I apologize for not posting anything sooner, I am waiting on legal advice to confirm what I am able to post on a blog/website as far as documentation collected during my son's stay at UW Valley Medical Center (for the side links). I think you will find this information very interesting, helpful and sad.
Back on November 9, my son was admitted to UW Valley Medical Center (VMC) in Renton, Washington through their emergency room. My son had classic symptoms of gallbladder distress, the hospital identified pancreatitis later that evening.
When the hospital over-sedated him they had to "intubate" him which means gave him a respirator to breathe. Within days we were told VMC found 4 antibiotic resistant bacteria growing in his lungs (MRSA, Enterobacter, Burkholderia and Pseudomonas) ~ obviously from the respirator and no infectious disease controls being followed.
What happened over the next 68 days in their Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was horrific and an experience no one should ever have to go through. We saw everything from a lack of tie-in, limited communication with the doctors, medication errors, infection disease controls not being followed, arrogance to 2nd opinions, procedures that had to be repeated (not done correctly the first time - and we were never told), the list goes on.
My son eventually died from the bacteria causing pneumonia and eating through his body, the hospital not giving him the University of Washington (UW) recommended drugs to treat the bacteria and tons of toxic contraindicted drugs. Mark also had gallstones (none of the doctors bothered to read the ultrasound report) - which caused his pancreatitis.
As a mother, I want to get the word out so this never happens to someone else. I will use this forum to post various articles (written by me) on VMC practices I observed during my son’s hospitalization. I kept very good notes and want to share those with everyone. Please feel free to post your experiences here so we can get the word out. Think very carefully, and read some of my posts, before you or a loved one is admitted into UW VMC.
Thank you for your comments,
Posted by Mom