(The book) serves as a loving tribute to a mother lost too soon as well a plea for anyone entrusting their loved ones to medical care to be knowledgeable advocates.
HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. –
(PRWEB) January 23, 2015 -- When her mother went to the hospital to have her flu-like symptoms checked out, author Donna Stout never imagined what would happen next. Instead of being released the next day, as expected, when Donna gets to the hospital she finds her mother, Mary, close to death, this new book describes. Her suspicions grow that the doctors caring for her mother made several serious mistakes. That feeling is only confirmed when she reviews Mary’s medical records in the wake of her death.
“Silent Pain” serves as a loving tribute to a mother lost too soon as well a plea for anyone entrusting their loved ones to medical care to be knowledgeable advocates. Admitted for flu-like symptoms, Mary begins to recover and is set to go home, but the day before that happens, Donna learns that her mother has been transferred to the ICU and is bleeding into her abdomen. Things go from bad to worse, and eventually she stops responding to treatment. When reviewing Mary’s medical records, her devastated daughter learns that her mother received drugs she was diagnosed as being allergic to during surgery two months before as well as during her stay in the ICU, and receiving a blood thinner in the hospital led to total organ failure.
Donna holds nothing back as she details her emotional struggles with accepting her mother’s death, from organizing the funeral to packing up her mother’s apartment and facing the new emptiness in her life. Learning the cause of Mary’s death shows Donna the importance of being an advocate for oneself or a loved one who is receiving medical treatment, asking questions about treatment every step of the way.
Although she is now retired, Donna Stout worked in real estate and retail sales for most of her career. She was raised in Kentucky and Texas before moving to northern Michigan, where she met and married her husband, Ken. They have four children and four grandchildren.
For additional information, please visit http://www.silentpain.net
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