I lost my beloved husband on the 30th July 2013
by Sharon Black
(United Kingdom Scotland)
My husband was taken into hospital with a broken pelvis due to falling of a ladder 2 days later they moved him to an other hospital due to them saying they could operate and he would be on his feet quicker. Due to the trauma my husbands bowel wasn't working so they said they couldn't operate until his bowel started working again. On the afternoon of the 30th I told a nurse my husbands left leg was very hard he told me it was due to Ian's injury I replied his leg wasn't hard yesterday. I also told the nurse my husbands chest and left arm was tingling with pins and needles. The nurse was taking my husbands obs every hour and told me and my husbands parents my husband was stable when we left at 4.10pm or we would have never left him. After arriving at the train station I received a phone call from said nurse asking us to return as my husband had taken unwell when we returned I was told my husband had died. We had to wait a week for a postmortem to be carried out and the results were pulmonary embolism Nd deep vein thrombosis. Why was my husband not checked for this after I gave the nurse all the symptoms. My husband was only 52 years old and I have been left a widow at 51 after 33 years of marriage. Am I wrong in thinking my husbands death could have been prevented and caused by neglect I need some answers.