Mother admitted to hospital, with symptoms of acute MI. EKG/blood Markers were positive, confirming MI. Hospitalist diagnosed pneumonia, Son, DPOA, refused discharge given misdiagnoses 3 months prior, insisting pulmonary edema secondary to cardiac. Demanded angiogram, not performed. Mother discharged and had witnessed arrest 17 hours later. I consented to cath, stents. Stabilized, I had transferred to Boston hospital w/ good prognosis. I monitored SaO2 levels ≈ 40%-60%. Questioned how possible when intubated w/ 100% O2. Told “problem with calibration”. Vent changed out three times over 14 hours until endotracheal cuff leak + displacement was discovered. Mother extubated and reintubation and SaO2 level went to 99%. My mother was hypoxic for 14 hours and should be alive. I want truth.
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