Feb 24, 2013
In september i found out my son had HIV he said that he has had it since 2010. In september he started to have a plueral effussion and had to get drained in the beginning twice a week and then once a week until one day in January when i took him in they told me that they could not drain him because his sodium level was low. so the following day i took him to the ER because he was having shortness of breath. They admitted him and got drained that following Monday ( got admitted on Sat.) They ended up keeping longer because they said that after his blood work came back they found that he was low on protein, mag, sodium, and other stuff. So that Tuesday night he started bleeding really bad from his rectum and started to vomit blood. They did an endoscopy and they found nothing. Prior to this they had done a Liver biobsy, too because they kept saying that he had lymphoma they transfused 2 units of blood and transfered him to the ICU because he was really weak. Then they took him into surgery to try and correct the plueral effussion and he just went downhill from there and never recovered and passed away. The doctors said that it was all because of his underlying problem of the AIDS but my son went into the hospital having only HIV. Could the AIDS have occured because of the surgery? There are just so many unanswered questions that i think they are covering up something.
Response from Dr. Henry
Very sorry to hear about your son's illness and death. Lymphoma is an AIDS defining condition that is often very often difficult to treat often with many challenging complications such as some that your son unfortunately experienced. AIDS patients with lymphoma sometimes dont do well even in the best hospitals. KH
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