A BRIT man has died alone of sepsis on a bank holiday celebrating his anniversary after the hospital prevented his wife from visiting him on his deathbed.
Daniel Bowman, 32, and his wife Kelly were happily celebrating their third year of marriage in Bulgaria when he contracted sepsis earlier this month.
The Leeds man then tragically died alone at 1am one morning after his family said they were “not” allowed to be by his bedside and only found out of his death seven hours later.
Daniel’s aunt Sam Bowman has now opened up about the family nightmare and all that has horribly unfolded since her nephew contracted the illness.
Sam told YorkshireLive: “It’s just awful. He spent 10 days in intensive care so he could die alone without his wife.”
On Monday September 5th, when Daniel and Kelly were a week into their two-week vacation, he began suffering from stomach pains and vomiting blood.
Kelly took Daniel to a local clinic before he was hospitalized and placed in an induced coma.
Sam said: “It’s heartbreaking. When they attempted to remove the infection, his pancreas failed and the infection had entered his bloodstream, resulting in kidney failure.”
Surgeons struggled to save his life and things began to improve.
At the time, Kelly said she spent her wedding day reading cards to her husband.
Before her husband’s death, she said: “It was our wedding anniversary on September 7th and I went to see Daniel in ICU, I held his hand, read him his anniversary card and sang our wedding song.
“There are no words I can use to describe how I feel right now.
“It’s like the worst nightmare and I’ll never wake up from it.”
But things took a turn for the worst and on Friday Daniel died alone in hospital after suffering internal bleeding.
Aunt Sam said neither she nor Daniel’s mother nor Kelly could be by his side as hospital rules say they are only allowed to visit him for one hour a day.
Sam said: “He lost 30 liters of blood and died. It’s terrible.
This is like the worst nightmare and I’ll never wake up from it.
“On her anniversary, Kelly went to see him – she held his hands and sang him songs, but was told to leave in an hour.
“She told the hospital it was her anniversary and asked if she could stay. They said no.”
She added: “When Kelly went to see him after his death, she said they hadn’t even cleaned his face.
“He had equipment marks on his face and his wife had to clean him up.
“You hear these crazy stories in magazines that are a nightmare and now we’re living them.
“You never think it will happen to you.”
We treat it with urgency.
The family say they now have to pay his medical bills and accommodation for themselves and also have to pay £34,000 after insurance company Admiral refused to help.
The family are seeking legal advice over medical negligence and say they “want justice” for Daniel.
Earlier this week, before Daniel’s death, a spokesman for the Admiral said: “We appreciate that this is a trying time for Mr Bowman and his family and can assure them that we are treating it as a matter of urgency.
“We have been in regular contact with our emergency medical services who have been in touch with the medical facility in Bulgaria and Mr Bowman’s wife.
“He remains very unwell and under medical supervision and we are treating the case with the utmost urgency.
“We have requested further information to help us decide on the coverage we can offer, but at no point has this delayed the treatment he has had or will continue to receive.
“While we do this, it is important to say that we continue to monitor Mr Bowman’s situation and are in contact with the treating hospital to ensure the level of care is satisfactory.
“In all cases where it is medically recommended, we only take customers home if it is medically safe to do so, to avoid the risk of complications during transport.
“We will continue to update the family on the progress, but we are unable to comment further at this time.”
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