IN LOVING MEMORY OF MELVA JEANNE BARKLEY,
Sept. 17, 1945 - June 24, 2006
BELOVED BY ALL
Lest you think I have it in for Kaiser, please understand that I believe
Kaiser is one of the greatest forces for social good in modern America. Having
said that, I would like to help them fix what they did wrong in Jeanne's case.
Unfortunately, they are ignoring that request as well.
Mike & Jeanne
biography, for the memorial pamphlet.
Eulogy from the memorial service
Some of Jeanne's
killed her - AUTOPSY results added 10/27/06.
Well, it's been a bit more than 6 months since Jeanne died. A second shock
came in October with the arrival of the AUTOPSY
. I knew she'd died from a
series of hospital mistakes but I didn't know how serious they were until
I read that AUTOPSY
. When I ask Kaiser, how is it she could be in your
hospital for 29 days, develop a perforated duodenal ulcer with a hole in
her intestine the size of your thumb, accumulate in her abdomen outside
of her intestine 2.8 liters of pus & food particles, exhibit an increasingly
distended abdomen, and resist every possible antibiotic because of this
infection load and eventually die from it, how could you not notice and
diagnose this? The response from Kaiser is dead silence. Yes, the autopsy
showed the cancer had spread, but still Kaiser cheated her out of her
remaining time. I don't know whether to be angry with them or grateful,
because it did spare her a more agonizing death, but it was a gruesome way
to die although relatively quick.
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--Mike Barkley, 161 N. Sheridan Ave. #1, Manteca, CA 95336 (H) 209/823-4817
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