Today, the ward nurse had received a call from the police requesting info on the death of a young lady patient who was AOR discharged 2 weeks ago. I remember her coz her name kind of unique and can be easily recalled.
She was admitted after a week of on-off fever and drowsiness. As usual, request for LP was denied. Plain and contrast CT do not give any clue to the diagnosis. Empirical treatment somehow managed to wane of the fever and patient gaining full GCS.
The attitude of her father was puzzling. When he met my specialist in the very first time, he wish to seek alternative treatment. Somehow, after a week later, during a evening visiting hrs, he started to pack up bag and my registrar had to give her a AOR discharge otherwise it would be a abscond case.
I remember writing a brief memo and gave to patient father, just in case they decided to go to a new hospital or clinic. Patient is not fully recovered at time of AOR discharge.
And then, we got the bad news.
Love can be blind.
I just wonder what had happened for past 2 weeks?
I sure, it would be a different story if the treatment continue in the hospital. If the patient ‘s condition deteriorated, hospital can supply life supporting and assist patient to fight the critical movement.
Maybe the man strongly believe what he had done was the best option for his kid, somehow I still feel sad and angry for his choice.I