My mother had been having episodes of unexplained vomiting, several Dr. visits, ER visits and hospital stays - CT scan was done on her last visit to the ER - determined she had a partial blockage(small intestine). She was admitted(Friday) and placed on an NG tube. Her primary care Dr. saw her the next day around noon when we summoned him because my mother was vomiting even with the NG tube inserted. We have since received copies of his initial evaluation and he noted IMPRESSION: Small bowel obstruction, possibly partial according to the CT, but on examination it sounds like it is complete.
Surgery was still not done until 3 days later - by this time part of the intestine had to be removed and she eventually died.
The fact this hospital was all but closed on the weekend was critical/fatal
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