father was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in July 2016 and had chemo until Nov16 during chemo father had issues with his catheter( dad had to self catheter as his bladder wasn't working properly he had been doing this for 12 months before cancer diagnosis) it was blocking up . After investigation they also found a mass in bladder and removed it. When dad had a X-ray in Nov the lung cancer had aparently reduced in size .
Over Christmas all seemed fine dad wasn't due back to see oncology till Feb . Well dad started to feel ill complaining of stomach pains got very weak , went docs and they sent him straight to hospital bp was low and dad was anemic . They put him on fluids straight away they suspected a bleed and arranged for a camera in stomach . Before they did this they gave him a litre of blood day perked right up .
Camera showed no bleeds but imflamation of the stomach so they treated him for an infection and kept him in hospital. Over the next couple of days dad got worse and there was blood appearing in his urine questioned this with doctors still they said it was infection . The blood was getting worse so I told them to get someone from urology they came and next day dad had ct scans.
Cancer had spread new mass in bladder more in lungs also bones and brain . We was deverstated . Only treatment offers was palliative care and the steroid Dexamethasone.
Dad was also given oramorph for the pain
We seen oncologist who told us dad was very sick but wouldn't give us a time frame
Dad seemed ok just complaining of abdominal pain all the time the bleeding from his bladder was getting worse but docs didn't seem concerned and said it was more and likely from the mass in bladder
Dad was in hospital for 3 weeks on a medical ward doctors said he was to well for a hospice so where looking for a care home dad hadn't opened his bowels his entire stay at hospital . On the wed dad was in good spirits on the Thursday dad had passed away still in hospital it was too us very sudden . On the medical cert it said cause of death advanced lung cancer brain Mets and anemia .
I'm finding all this hard to get my head round all this I feel the hospital could of done more. The bleeding from the bladder was really bad but nothing was been done that amount of blood loss would cause anemia . Can't see why nothing was done .. Sorry for the long winded message .