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Hi Everyone,

My dad recently passed away. He was a type 2 diabetic, and was suffering from a chest cold, which developed into pneumonia. He was in China at the time for work, and had returned to go to the doctors in the States. When he entered the hospital, the xrayed his lungs and determined he had double pneumonia, threw some antibotics at him and sent him home. 8 hours later, he was back in the hospital, so weak he couldn't even talk. He died about 20 minutes later.

Now here is my question: Is it hospital policy to send a diabetic home with double pneumonia? From what I remember, pneumonia was such a serious infection, moving you from one place to another was dangerous...let alone adding the diabetes equation.

What do you think? I feel cheated out of a father, and I personally feel that they should have kept him overnight...and if they had he might still be alive today. I just want to know if the hospital did wrong in sending him home, instead of admitting him.

Sincerely,
Jenny
 
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