Kenyan Hospitals Part 4:Avenue Hospital tricked me and locked me in their psychiatric ward8:04:00 PM
|My room with a peep hole|
If you have been following my road to getting my meds tapered down you know how it is, if this is your first post you will still catch up (Part 1 when I had 4 consecutive seizures, Part 2 when I almost beat up a doctor, Part 3 response from a doctor who said (s)he will beat me to a coma and above a tweet response...so based on Part 3 and the above tweet post, you are risking reading my blog.
So after the whole Nairobi Women - Nairobi Hospital ordeal, I decided to go to Avenue Hospital on Monday morning to get my meds tapered down, I am one of those never giving up types. The lady at the Adams reception was very kind, I forgot her name but she directed me to the Parkland/Westlands branch that has a psychiatric unit. I got there, paid the consoltation fee and within 5 mins I was in the doctors room unlike Nairobi Hospital which took 30
I talked to a lovely Dr. Ted who went to check something and when he was aware, my seizures visited and boom we were back to the drip cycle again. I woke up in a different room with sodium chloride I think the drip read and I had a conversation in a matron or nurse uniform, dark blue, cant remember what we discussed but she told a young man to take me there. In my head I thought there was where meds are tapered only to be asked to pay. Logic (or lack of) told me you have to pay before you get meds and before I knew it, I was locked in. I complained and complained till I got tired.
The doctor finally came at 8p and saw me for 5 mins after waiting from 4p. I feel that my rights were violated and I was made to sign or acknowledge stuff when I was high on whatever stuff they gave me when I had a seizure. I may have cut this short because I am still drowsy from the meds but I was discharged on the next day.