I would like to take this opportunity to publicly inform Crouse Hospital that I intend to bring the rains of hell down on them for their mistreatment of me.
I have been going through withdrawal from an opiate drug PRESCRIBED BY CROUSE HOSPITALISTS for three days and no doctor has seen me. I have been unable to eat, drink or sleep much. I have had more than a dozen bowel movements and now have continuous diarrhea. I also have two bad kidney diseases and am dehydrated. I have made multiple requests to be seen by a doctor but none has come.
The most recent word from the hospitalist is that he will make an “honest” effort to see me sometime today. Presumably any previous efforts have been dishonest.
I have spent five hours today trying to get help. If I lived in the community, I could have gone into the ER, gotten basic blood work, and been treated and out of here by now. BECAUSE I AM AN INPATIENT AT CROUSE HOSPITAL, I cannot see a doctor. Three days. Three days I’ve been asking for help.
I now am told that Dr. Ashar (?), a hospitalist whom I have never seen, is the only available doctor. When I asked who is over him, I’m told nobody else is here. When I asked who is running the hospital, the charge nurse didn’t know.
With multiple kidney damage, as well as other major medical problems, I am three days into opiate withdrawal with NO MEDICAL ATTENTION. If anyone out there knows anyone, or knows who or where or how to get proper medical attention for me, please rise up and speak.
Thank you, Anne