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VERY DARK CLOUD OF HOPELESSNESS SEEN DAILY IN DOCTORS’ ATTITUDES AT THE HOSPITAL AS EVIDENCED BY THEIR CONSTANT SELLING OF PALLIATIVE CARE
Husband Sends Written Demand for Effective Alternative Proven Care for His Wife to Hospital CMO who Flatly Refuses to Even Consider it or Meet Him in Person as Requested
My wife, Donna, was truly a virtuous woman, my high school sweetheart, an active volunteer for several Christian ministries, including Awana and Operation Christmas Child. She was a home school mom and a graphics designer for our small business. She was a born-again Christ follower and her life reflected her love for others and joy that came from her strong faith.
She was admitted to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on July 16, 2021, with low-grade fever, coughing, congestion and stable vitals with an Oxygen saturation of 98%.
I was not allowed to see her because of Covid restrictions for 30 days after her admission. Within a day she was sedated and given Remdesivir. She had been in remission from multiple myeloma and had received a stem cell transplant almost a year before. She had no history of heart issues but within a short time she suffered a heart attack and stroke.
The records show that we were consulted about risk of sedation but I never saw any documents that warned us about the risk of Remdesivir. I was not allowed at the hospital because of quarantine and Donna was sedated. I had obtained Power of Attorney.
The hospital administration flatly refused my formal written demand for effective alternative proven care as published by America’s Frontline Doctors. The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) was condescending and mocked me for asking for alternative treatments. He refused to even review the written alternative medical information that I presented, and when pressed about details, I believe he googled it so as not to be completely ignorant. He denied to meet me in person even when he knew that Donna’s life was at risk. He also constantly pushed me to sign a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR). Their condescending, arrogant, mocking response was evidence of the corruption that permeates our healthcare system. I offered a full release of all liability and the help of a practicing medical doctor who was a graduate of UAMS, but they would not consider my request.
The bigger agenda at UAMS was always palliative care and administering psychiatric medications, with a constantly changing staff that had no continuity in Donna’s care. Some staff had a threatening tone and frightened her with negative talk asking about what she wanted when she codes. Some of the nurses were nice and compassionate. However, the night nurses were rough and rude. Also, the medical staff changed often. One of Donna’s rooms was filthy with dried blood on the floor.
There seemed to be a very dark cloud of hopelessness every day in the attitudes of doctors as evidence by the constant selling of palliative care. The foreign culture of the international doctors I suspect played a part in this. Doctors stated several times that “there was nothing else that could be done,” while at the very same time it was clear that there was nothing else they wanted to do.
Once after Donna had been practicing her writing skills (a little rusty after the stroke), she wrote a note to her doctor who happened to be by her bedside. We had discussed the FLCCC protocol many times; it was our only hope. She asked for a pen and paper and the doctor stooped down anxious to see what she would write. In a very legible uppercase, she wrote . . . “NEW PROTCAL? FATIGUE WEAKNESS.” The doctor commented that she “could not have meant protocol because it was misspelled.” He then patted her hand and said, “I hope you feel better” and left the room. I still have the handwritten note.
It is my opinion as her husband of 48 years that the refusal of the administration to consider proven effective and documented treatments for Covid denied Donna her only chance of recovery, and that the protocol that was administered was a major contributor to her death on the morning of September 27, 2021, on the 7th floor at UAMS.