I admitted my mom at the West health ER near hwy 55 and 494. She had multiple symptoms (diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever). She was transported from here for hospitalization. She stayed here for 4 days. Care was good, no complaints. They did colonoscopy and biopsy of colon and determined that she has infection in the colon. She was advised she will heal on her own and discharged without giving any prescription. My mom came home feeling little better but never became 100% alright. Now 3 weeks later, her symptoms have worsened and she is ill again. We are in a dilemma whether we should go back here or go to a different hospital.
I took my mom to Methodist hospital this time on 8/30/2018. They repeated most of the tests (blood, stool and a miniature version of Colonoscopy). Finally on 9/4/2018 they found parasites in her stools. They are treating her with medication now and she is showing good improvement. When I asked why the tests taken at Abbott Hospital didn’t identify this problem, I was told it could be sampling error. I am not sure what Abbott could have done to avoid 2nd hospitalization for my mom. I am very disappointed.