I am really hoping to find some answers or at least guidance on this issue, for the past 3 months I've been doing nothing but researching and I cannot for the life of me figure out why this happened.
I'll give you some background story, my father has drank pretty heavily his whole life but other than that was in relatively good health. Well mid September 2017 I received a phone call that my father had a heart attack and they were giving him a 50/50 shot at surviving, my father being 53 years old. Frantic I drove as fast as I could over to the hospital living in adl different city was an hour away. When I got to the ER he was awake, alert, but looked terrible. The first thing he said to me after smiling that I was there was "those paramedics had some smelly feet" haha. Usual dad. But Apparently he had not been feeling well for several months and never went to the doctors. Unbeknownst to me, the day before his heart attack, he had another episode where he passed out and was not breathing but refused medical care once he regained consciousness and the paramedics said they would most likely be back tonight. Well it ended up being the following night.
When the doctors came back with results I had been there less than 10 minutes, the doctor looks at him and says you are very sick. Apparently his hemoglobin was at a 4 I believe, and the doctor said they do Transfusion at 7 or 8. My father had massive internal bleeding and had lost about 70% of his blood. He never told anyone their has been blood in his stool for months, I'm not sure if he was throwing up blood or anything but I'm sure he was. But he was PETRIFIED of doctors so he tried to hide everything.
They diagnosed him with cirrhosis of the liver but said treatment will help but if he continued drinking he'd be dead in a year, and the next day took him in for an endoscopy to see what was going on. Long story short they wake him up and advise him there is a clot that could kill him very soon if they don't act right then, surprisingly he gave the go ahead "do what you need to, to fix me." When the procedure was done the doctor admitted he'd only performed 12 of the type of surgery that was performed my father being the 13th. Unlucky I guess. Well the next few days were filled with tests on his heart, liver, blood transfusions, etc. I went home, I figured he was under good care.
So he has now been in the hospital a total of 4 days. On the 4th night they transfer him to a regular room! I was furious... But these are the professionals after all, but we were just grasping how sick he actually was and the doctors being the ones telling us! So the fact they threw him in a regular room was very surprising in a bad way for me. Apparently they were pumping him full of antibiotics and fluid, about 5x more than they were in the ICU. He said it was ridiculous how much larger the bags were and how much more frequent they were than in ICU. And he did not like any of the nurses. My dad began to bloat, a lot way more than I have ever seen but other than that was in good spirits and his usual self. As a matter of fact he never once was not his usual self throughout the entire process always laughing and joking. The doctors advised him that they recommend putting stints in his heart and that they would schedule that for later in the week (scheduled for Thursday the next week, this was Saturday that they told him) and would go in to look at his liver, etc again to make sure no bleeding reoccurring, and that he is at very high risk for developing more internal bleeding again.
Now the real shocker, on the morning of his 6th day (second day out of ICU) THEY RELEASE HIM! I am absolutely livid but I drive down to stay with him and his wife to keep him company, he's very happy, but he's even more bloated to the point he can't even walk, doctors said it was normal and that he'd be back normal in a couple days. So we watch football that Sunday, and Monday night I leave and plan to be back over the following Saturday. He seemed in good spirits other than the strict diet he was on but it was an amazing visit and we really bonded and spent the whole weekend laughing and joking. I was going to surprise him with a new TV that weekend because we were joking how small his TV was and he would be bed ridden for atleast a couple or more weeks.
Tuesday morning (2 days before scheduled surgery) I get the call I never wanted to hear, it's his wife "your father had passed out again the paramedics are on their way" my heart sank... Something felt different this time, I was at work and by the time I talked to my boss to the time I got in my truck to head over again I called to let them know I was coming probably 5 minutes past since the initial phone call, "your father's gone, honey." It was the neighbor on the phone. Apparently she was sent to check on him because he convinced his wife he was okay to stay home by himself. This was at 8:17am that I got the call, she left at 7:15am. But she was concerned when he didn't answer the phone when she arrived at 7:50am to work.
This is where it's confusing. (Discretion advised as it might be disturbing)
I arrived to police out front and all the neighbors approaching to comfort me, but I immediately went upstairs to examine what had happened after they took my dad out and I saw him once last time. I noticed dried blood in his nose, eyes dark like mice. Very cold. He'd been gone atleast 3 hours since I got there (@10:30am). My father was found in between the toilet of his bathroom, tissues still in his hand with blood coming out of his mouth, and a little bit out of his nose. It was the hardest thing I ever saw, but upon turning around I noticed blood droplets on the bathroom mirror which nobody had noticed prior, it seems as though he was coughing up blood maybe moments before his death and went to get tissues. The medical examiner did not perform an autopsy because he was "under medical care" and the doctors IMMEDIATELY signed off on it, I thought that was strange.
The cause of death was listed under 3 things: 1) Coronary Artery Disease, 2) Chorssis of the liver, and 3) Anemia.
But that does not explain him coughing up blood and sudden death, I can't figure out why this would happen. Based on my research the cause of death, heart attack would not make a person cough up that amount of blood or at all, and Chrossis doesn't cause sudden death (that I know of). I am so very sad that I can't find out even a glimpse of information to put the pieces together of his final moments and maybe a cause of death which is making it tremendously hard to find closure.
Does someone have ANY idea or Theory behind what could cause that kind of death? I do not agree with how this whole thing was handled, why release him knowing he's that sick? Why schedule a surgery so far out, NO medications? Not even an aspirin.. Nothing! It infuriates me. Please someone give insight!