"Scared to death by lack of oxygen"
About: Canberra Hospital Canberra Hospital Garran 2605
Posted by asthmaed (as ),
I got my lung infection from a rental car on a trip to Brisbane. I was first admitted to hospital there and after about three days I was able to leave with medication (Prednisone).
On returning home I was getting better but as soon as the medication finished I deteriorated rapidly and went to Canberra hospital in Woden barely able to breathe.
I was admitted into emergency and put in a bed. I was given medication and oxygen to keep my levels up. Shortly after the supervising doctor took me off the oxygen.
I was hooked up to the monitor which goes off when the oxygen levels go too low.
My alarm began to go off repeatedly and I eventually felt that I was losing consciousness.
I asked the nurse to give me oxygen and she went to the doctor three times before it seemed to me that he allowed her to give me oxygen again. I honestly felt that the doctor was depriving me of oxygen on purpose and felt that my life was in danger.
I have been admitted for asthma several times over the years and have never felt before that I had been made to suffer on purpose. I was very scared of dying.