Please help!! Please
Yes - an urgent plea...
My daughter is in a county jail and is sick. She has had a fever for 4 weeks, and really ill. She is 32 and a recovering addict - relapsed for 2 months and violated her probation. She was diagnosed 3 yrs ago with Hep c & b
Anyway - like I said she is sick and the jail could care less. 2 weeks ago, she had excruciating abdominal pain in her upper right side, around her bad and between her shoulder blades. It hurts when she takes a deep breath. Sounds like Gallbladder to me, but they were saying she had kidney stones - 2 weeks later they finally do a test on her and an x-ray and say it is her gallbladder.. and they finally took her to a hospital 2 days ago.
At the hospital, they do a CT scan and a ultrasound and say her gallbladder is fine, and so is her kidney - no stones!
They tell her her liver is swollen, and surrounded by fluid and blood - asked if she was injured in her side - she said no.
They tell her there is nothing they can do at the hospital, that she doesn't need to be admitted - and they return her to jail and even kick her out of the medical unit.
I love her, she is my daughter and made some big mistakes in her life, but I don't want to bury her. She is afraid of dying in jail and I'm afraid she could too. She is in there for 3 more months... they refuse to give her medication that the ER doctor said she needed.
I'm really concerned about the 4 weeks of fever, the continued pain... and - well, everything. Can ANYONE reassure me this is normal?
Also - the ER doctor said she does not yet have Cirrhosis
Last edited by Cooper2; 03-13-2013 at 05:44 PM.