All of your questions concerning your mother's doctor sound like valid questions that need to be answered by the doctor himself.
After my mom passed away I too had questions and I phoned the doctor to explain what caused this and what if that..and he explained everything to me. Phone him and ask him...it is your right to ask questions and expect answers. If you are still not satisfied with his answers and think his behavior was negligent and contributed to your mom's passing..get yourself some legal advice.
I am really sorry to hear about your mom and I know how very painful it is as I went through it two years ago with my mom.
First a small heart attack, then a stroke and brain hemmorage and after much suffering for a month and her still being aware of the bad situation she was in, her heart gave out and she died.
A part of my insides died on that day too.
Let us take comfort in the fact that we were incredibly lucky to have our mother's for as long as we did and know they are whole and healthy in a better place.
take care, I wish you well
I am so very sorry about your Mom. Yes, I think that you have every right to some answers. I hope that you can get some. I cannot speak professionally in any way of course but your post makes me sad (for you and your loss) but mad as well. I don't know what the point would be for putting an 85 year old through that kind of test with no other symptoms or history of colon cancer. I do hope that the doctor has a reasonable explanation for you. Take care and I will be thinking of you.
Blood work should of been taken prior to the surgery, PT/PTT, CBC, etc. etc.
I too do not understand why in God's name that they would think of operating on a 85 year old woman for a polyp with her history.
I too am very sorry this happened to her.
Did you post over at ask Dr. Ketover on webmd about your mother not too long ago? I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.
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