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5.0 out of 5 stars AN ERROR but 5 stars anyway, 7 July 2013
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This review is from: Dead Tomorrow (Roy Grace series Book 5) (Kindle Edition)
A tremendous read and a very scary story. How far will people go when there is a desperate medical need to save a loved one? How low can some people stoop in order to get rich on other people's distress? This story is an eye opener. Apparently there are people in the world who are so evil that they see fit to murder other people whom they feel are worthless in order to sell organs for transplant. I don't want to give away any more of the story. It is well worth reading this shocking and emotive book I recommend it.

However I must bring up something I feel is an error. Location 1222-34 in the Kindle version we hear about someone who has been seriously injured in an accident. He is taken to hospital where he has all the usual tests to see if he is brain injured. It turns out in the story line that the accident victim scores badly in the tests.

The problem I have is with this part of the story which I quote:-

"he(the accident victim) was already in the CT unit, having a brain scan. If it had shown a blood clot he would have been transferred to the neurological unit at Hurstwood Park for surgery. But the scan had shown there was a massive internal haemorrhaging, which meant there is nothing surgical that could be done. It was a wait and see situation."

Something similar happened to my husband. A scan at the Eastbourne DGH showed massive haemorrhaging in his brain. Immediate arrangements were made to transfer him to Hurstwood Park (the same neurological unit mentioned in the story) where he was admitted to the surgical ward. Here further tests showed that he had stabilized and after constant monitoring over the next few days it was decided that surgery was not required even though he was still seriously ill however they were ready to operate if his condition worsened. A young man in the next bed was the victim of a severe assault and he also suffered severe internal haemorrhaging, in his case it was decided that surgery was necessary to relieve the pressure on the brain. Thankfully both my husband and the young man survived and went home. The point I am making is that the sentence "there was massive internal haemorrhaging which meant that nothing surgical could be done" in my experience is not true. Over the next few weeks I met some remarkable people who had come through the most horrific brain trauma where surgery had relieved the build up of pressure. For these people "a wait and see situation" was not the answer, surgery was.

At a follow up appointment the surgeon showed me my husband's scan and I was shocked but deeply thankful that he had come through something so dreadful. I guess that this is a matter close to my heart which is why I felt it worth mentioning.
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