"Mercy Mission Hospital where the CS was done for possible assistance, hospital admin Fr Mugo promised to help, which never came to be, the doctor who did the surgery Dr Isaac Ochola acknowledged the mistake but was none committal beyond that. Please help."


My name is Phylis Tonui 29 years old, I reside in Mau Summit location, Kuresoi North sub-county , Nakuru County. On 8th of February 2018,I delivered a baby boy through caeserian section having been diagnosed with placenta praevia. Everything seemed alright till after the surgery; after being discharged from the hospital three days later I developed excruciating abdominal pains associated with progressive abdominal distension. The pain was unbearable and vomiting and fever. My husband took me to Mediheal Group of Hospitals and Fertility Center in Eldoret to (gynecologist and obstetrician) where I had been attending my ANC Clinics; by that time I was in and out of consciousness. I was taken to emergency room in casualty where abdominal X-ray and ultrasound scans were done. Intestinal obstruction was diagnosed---a medical emergency, surgeon and gynecologist and obstetrician were called immediately took me into theater. They found intestinal laceration (ileum), caused peritonitis, removed 7liters of pus. They did a procedure called resection and anastomosis. Two days after theater my condition suddenly worsened with chest pains and difficulty in breathing, they did some more tests including echo cardiogram and D-dimers, pulmonary embolism had set in. I was taken to HDU for close monitoring and oxygen, after some two weeks having stabilized they took me back to the normal ward. More problems again; the incision site caught infection and had to be re-opened for debridement/surgical toileting then secondary closure, unfortunately, it did not happen, the bill had gone too high over a million Ksh and hospital administration could not allow any further theater procedures without any payment. They settled to daily cleaning and dressing. Soon even being in the ward was an issue and they transferred me to a general ward where those who can't pay are put together. I contacted Mercy Mission Hospital where the CS was done for possible assistance, hospital admin Fr Mugo promised to help, which never came to be, the doctor who did the surgery Dr Isaac Ochola acknowledged the mistake but was none committal beyond that. Please help. 


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