Now she lives in a small town about 70 miles from me but it has a small regional hospital where she went for the scope. My Brother took her and was there when the doctor came out to inform the family what had happened. My brother went APE-SHIT as any son would being informed of something like this. Scared the doctor that he was going to be in need of medical assistance. The doctor run and hid . I did not know that 1 out of 1000 scopes caused tears or holes.
A hole in the colon is a dangerous situation due to bile, fecal matter and bleeding . It took the staff 6 hours to find a surgeon and hospital room in Birmingham to fix her back up. Long story short the surgeon fixed the hole found she had an S shape where it shouldn't have been and narrowing around scar tissue .
Mom will be released tomorrow the doctor says she is doing great and her past problems should be gone. It appears the other doctor (idiot) did no wrong other than not getting her to surgery quicker .
The moral of this is there is no such thing as ROUTINE . This is something advised for everyone after 50 and in Moms case it could have been tragic . Ever wonder why you have to sign all those forms ? this is why.
I admit I dislike most doctors and have mistrust of a business that calls itself a PRACTICE instead of a PROFESSION.