Last week, we put the word out that we wanted to HEAR YOUR STORIES about WHAT MAKES YOU SICK.
Well, we have heard from you. Here is a sad installment from Dennis Kruse who told us what happened to his son while under the care of Dr. Choi.
Dr. Choi: "I had some problems with Marshall's intubation and he went without oxygen for at least 15 minutes."
Kent Choi, MD, was the doctor on duty in the ICU in June of 2005 after our son, Marshall Kruse, had surgery. Approximately 18 hours after Marshall’s surgery while in the recovery unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Mr. Choi suggested to us that, as a precautionary measure, perhaps our son should be intubated.
We discussed this with our son as well as Dr. Choi, whose exact words to us were "DON’T WORRY WE DO THOUSANDS OF THESE". We were then asked to leave while Kent Choi Md. performed the intubation.
Forty minutes later..... while standing in the hall at the ICU reception desk with some family friends, Kent Choi Md casually approached us and said "I had some problems with Marshall's intubation and he went without oxygen for at least 15 minutes."
As this news sank in to all of us, I asked him if he had killed my son's brain. He simply shrugged his shoulders and said "don’t know." He then turned around and walked off leaving us standing in the hallway. We then demanded to see our son and were told we couldn’t, as they were cleaning him up. A short time later when we finally got in to see Marshall; he was grimacing and fighting for his life, as he sank into a coma.
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