What is the name of your state? Pennsylvania
In September of 2006 I went to the hospital emergency room with severe abdominal pain. They sen me home after some blood work and told me I had kidney stones and that I was pregnant and that was what was causing the pain. My husband then took me back to same hospital because the pain was more intense and I was in and out of consiousness. They took more blood work of course and then admitted me to find root of problem. the hospital doctors would not do an xray because of pregnancy nor did they do an ultrasound. I stayed in hospital for 3 days before they decided to open me up. A surgeon did not perform this operation but an OBGYN. They mde a cut just above my navel and cut all the way down near pubic area. The OBGYN then dicovered that myintestines were like a mushy substance and then decided to call in a surgeon. Once the surgeon seen that my appendix had burst or ruptured she removed it. They said after the surgery that I aspirated and it went into my lungs and I then went into respiratory failure. I was in a coma like state for weeks hooked up to respiratory machies and in an oxygen tent. The hospital kept giving me antibiotics to fight infections but I kept getting worse. Fever was so high that they could not get it down at any cost. I also had a blood transfusion but do not know what that was for. The hospital called my husband and told them he had to get there right away because things did not look good for me. The hospital then decided to life flight me to a different hospital about 3 hours away. The new hospital evidently got me in a better condition but that took time also sonce I was there for at least 2 to 3 weeks recovering. I was not able to walk or do some of the normal everyday things for myself because I lost all my muscle strength due to laying in a hospital bed for about 5 weeks. Once I got home out of the hopital I required to have physical therapist and home health nurses come to my home. Is this common for appendicitis? I requested my medical records from the firrst hospital but cannot understand most of it. Do I have a case???