FAMILY WANTS TO KNOW WHY DAD’S VITAL SIGNS MONITOR IN HIS HOSPITAL ROOM WAS SILENT WHEN HE WAS CRASHING
Doctor States Ivermectin is Affecting Patient’s Liver but Tests and Patient’s Improvement Show Otherwise
My dad was 66, in the best shape and never smoked or drank, yet he died in Palms West Hospital on August 1, 2021. He was the most holy person I knew, a devout Catholic. He treated everyone so well, helped many people and many called him their hero. He was a real estate investor and sports and fitness inventor.
On July 10 and 11, 2021, he had two covid tests, both apparently negative, on July 10 at a walk-in clinic and July 11 at Palms West Hospital. The next day (July 12) he went back to Palms West Hospital and took a third covid test, this time the result was positive. They told him to go home. When my father got sent home from the hospital on July 12, the doctors were grossly negligent, telling him to stop the medications, and they gave him no medicine for covid. He’s a “strong guy,” they said.
We rushed him back to that hospital on July 15 due to him not being able to breathe well. He stayed there July 15 until July 20. On July 20, he was moved into the Intensive Care Unit there. By July 23, we begged the infectious disease doctor treating him to prescribe him Ivermectin. He reluctantly agreed to prescribe him one dose. Then he agreed to prescribe him an additional four more doses (equaling a five-day Ivermectin treatment). By the second day of getting Ivermectin, he was noticeably “better” – he was up eating, drinking coffee (his favorite) and happy (giving thumbs up to nurses in good spirits).
The infectious disease doctor then said it was hurting his liver, but we all saw the reports (as well as other doctors), and it wasn’t hurting his liver. He stopped the treatment early and didn’t give him the next three doses. I know a few doctors unaffiliated with my dad’s treatment and they can verify it was doing nothing to his liver. The small, 12 mg dose each day for two days he received did not harm his liver.
By July 26, the intensivist doctor was saying they were going to intubate my dad, and we were scrambling trying to get him moved to another hospital. The intensivist doctor said he’s too weak to change hospitals at this point and they intubated my dad. By July 28 he was getting dialysis; the ventilator caused him damage. I talked to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the hospital for over half an hour on the phone, and he said Ivermectin is hard on his liver and will not allow him to be treated with it anymore, even though the infectious disease doctor initially prescribed the five-day treatment, and even though it was 100% not hard on his liver. So, we hired a team of lawyers at Lorigo Law Firm and another doctor.
On July 31, 2021, at 10:42 P.M., the hospital doctors treating my dad, the hospital Chief Executive Officer and CMO all got emailed a petition stating they will be ordered to court soon, and the court has 72 hours to let them know when. There was a Petition for administering Ivermectin rightfully to him again by a different doctor who we got another prescription from, and who was going to court for us about it. Then at 7:16 P.M. the next night (less than 24 hours later), the intensivist doctor from the hospital calls me and says, “You can come in with your family to see him; he’s not doing well. I’ll let the doctor who is working tomorrow know about the Ivermectin.” Mind you, we weren’t allowed to go in the entire time and a priest wasn’t allowed to give him anointing of the sick. (They let my mom and brother see him through the glass for about a minute right before he got intubated; unfortunately, I was too late as I was driving from far away).
Less than 24 hours later after the court petition notification, on August 1, 2021, we watched my dad die. We got to the hospital after the intensivist doctor said we could go, and we saw him through the glass. We were never allowed to go near him or even go in the same room as him. We saw his blood pressure keep dropping on the monitor near him, which was blinking but not making noise the whole time we were there, and it dropped to 30. We notified a nurse walking by looking at her cell phone, and she alerted a bunch of nurses and doctors and they went in and tried to resuscitate him for like 25 minutes and then he was pronounced dead around 8:25 P.M.
We watched the whole thing; the doctors and nurses trying to save him, pushing on his chest and giving him shots, etc. through the glass. Then, we were staring at him for hours after that, dead. They wrote 8:30 P.M. on the paperwork that he died, but when I asked a nurse, she said 8:25 P.M. Which time is the right time of death? Why did we have to alert someone about his deteriorating condition; we didn’t even know what the numbers meant (at least I didn’t know they were bad numbers, but my husband did, that’s why he alerted the nurse who was walking by looking at her cell phone). Why didn’t any doctor or nurse pay attention to the machine blinking and why wasn’t it making noise to alert anyone? I talked to a forensic autopsy doctor and another autopsy doctor/lawyer, and both talked me out of getting my dad an autopsy based upon the fact that it would cost well over $10,000, and we would ultimately get no answers as my dad was a covid-related death and nothing would hold up in court due to covid. Obviously, my dad’s life is priceless and money is not an issue. But the amount of time it would take would be excruciatingly painful for my distraught mother to bear.
A doctor signed his death certificate on August 9 and a medical examiner signed off on it August 10. We were told he would be cremated August 11, but the cremation paper says August 10. On the death certificate, it says, “Name of attending practitioner (if other than certifier): NOT APPLICABLE.” But I know the name of the intensivist doctor that was there when my dad died. He was the one who called me in when we watched my dad die in front of us.
I was told by a lawyer that in May 2020, Florida passed a law making hospitals and doctors immune to malpractice in covid-related cases. But my dad’s death certificate states, “cause of death = cardiac arrest, shock and ards 2nd to covid.” It also said, “Part II esrd – hd contributed to death.” By putting him on the ventilator, they caused dialysis to take place; hence esrd (end stage renal disease) was caused by the hospital. I looked into his medical records and it says “cardiac arrest, cause unspecified.” I cannot believe my healthy father couldn’t even get the right medicine or proper care. He didn’t have “ESRD” – that was hospital-caused kidney failure. The cause of death shouldn’t say, “cardiac arrest” or “shock.” Ards 2nd to covid (the third listed “cause”) is probably the only one that is correct. The CMO should have allowed him to take the rest of his Ivermectin doses when we talked to him on the phone instead of denying him it (he only had three days left to take it), and the CMO shouldn’t have kept allowing medicine and “treatment” that wasn’t helping him to continue. I have reminded him of the oath he took as a doctor.
This is a tragedy that could have been avoided. We have all the medical records. He was given Remdesivir, which contributed to dialysis and death as well. We have a detailed record of each day my poor father was in that hospital.
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