My husband who had progressive MS developed a kidney stone
in Feb. 2013 with severe pain so we went to the ER. My husband was on 5mg. prednisone, Oxycontin, Vicodin and morphine pills for his MS. He is pretty tough but this was the worst pain he had ever had. The CAT scan showed a 6mm stone in the distal ureter and a 4mm stone above it. The scan showed mild hydronephrosis. His WBC was 13.39, Alk phosphate 38, Differential neut abs 8.44, lymph abs 3.94, had hazy urine
with small amts. of blood, positive nitrite, large leukocyte esterase, 9 wbc, 29 rbc's, light bacteria, and light mucous. After 3 doses of morphine he seemed to have a bit of pain relief. We were discharged within 3 hours with pain medicine, cipro and phenergan and told to follow up with a urologist. The ED thought he would pass the stone. This happened at 5 am Sunday morning. He slept most of the day had no appetite, woke up at 3 am and took 2 pain pills. He said he would be alright and so I left for work at 6 am Monday morning. When I arrived at 4:30 pm Monday he was breathing irregularly, diaphoretic, looked to be the same place I left him, had attempted to use the rest room and had diarrhea and was mentally almost incoherant. He was rushed to the hospital, intubated, central line started, had a creatinine of 6.7 and was rushed to the OR to have stents placed. The urologist said there was pus behind the stones and was unable retrieve the stones due to his unstable condition. He was put on levophed drip and was in septic shock. He arrested 3 times, had developed DIC and died Thursday morning. He was 57 and was still up and about teaching golf until this. This was his first incidence of a stone. I cannot understand given his immonocompromised and immunosuppressed state, why he was discharged. In hind sight he was prime for sepsis. No one will answer much for fear of legal action. I would like your opinion, please.