PART OF PRISON REFORM SERIES
I was sent back to UIC for a follow up on August 26, 2003, in order for specialist to review my lab results from blood drawn July 30, 2003. Dr. Ghosh and Nurse Viscum refused to send lab results with me to consult. Without these results specialist would be unable to recommend restarting of my HCV treatments. The specialist ordered new blood tests and that I be returned to have an ultrasound done of my liver for very first time, along with an Upper Endoscopy exam of my stomach and biopsy of stomach lining.
I was returned to UIC on September 10, 2003. Once again staff from ADDUS Healthcare refused to send my latest lab results again preventing UIC specialist from recommending restarting of my HCV treatments. They did Ultrasound of my liver and Endoscopy exam to my stomach with a biopsy, and ordered new blood tests.
Blood was drawn on September 16, 2003 on U.I.C. specialist's orders. I was not sent back to UIC until October 14, 2003. Once again Dr. Ghosh, Nurse Viscum and ADDUS Healthcare staff refused to send my lab results with me from blood tests. Specialist is unable to recommend restarting of my HCV treatments for third time. This despite fact all my blood levels had been back into "safe" range for months. The specialist ordered new blood tests and that I be returned so he could perform a biopsy of my liver for first time in more than three years of treatment. Treatment that was designed to be completed in one year. Rate of success from proper treatment was just sixty per cent. Malpractice had reduced my chances of success dramatically. The liver biopsy was done on October 22, 2003.
November 11, 2003, I was returned to U.I.C. ADDUS Healthcare again refused to send my lab results with me from blood tests. The specialist was only able to give me results from liver biopsy and schedule me for a Colonoscopy, trying to find what was causing my daily diarrhea and severe intestinal pains. Beginning first week in September, prison doctors refused to treat me for this problem.
The results from my liver biopsy were very sobering. Due to sabotage of two previous courses of HCV treatments, virus mutated into a more virulent and aggressive form. It came back with a vengeance and almost completely destroyed my liver. Cirrhosis/ fibrosis is now extremely advanced. I am near what they call End Stage Liver Failure. A fancy way of saying I will die soon. Re treatment may not be possible due to toxicity of medications. He wanted to study biopsy result some more, get Colonoscopy done to rid me of persistent intestinal infection, then we would sit down and discuss possible treatments, weighing out risks and dangers.
As of this date, IDOC, Agency Medical Director, Dr. Willard Elyea, S.C.C, Medical Director Dr. P. Ghosh and corporate officers of ADDUS Healthcare are refusing to return me to U.I.C to get required Colonoscopy done to cure me of infection and daily diarrhea I have endured since September of last year. Also to get a new treatment plan worked out with U.I.C. specialist which could possibly prevent me dying from liver failure. I am in daily pain. The medical staff at Stateville C.C. will not see me at Sick Call as I have requested daily since November 11, 2003. They are leaving me to rot untreated in this cell, until I die, which they figure will solve this problem. I desperately need help and fast. I have typed this letter to send to anyone and everyone for whom I can find an address. Our form of Government is claimed to be one of people, that all public officials are directly accountable to "we people". Anything they do, they do in our names. The crimes I have documented in this letter, they continue doing IN YOUR NAME. Would you physically torture another human being? Would you stoically watch another human cry out daily in severe pain from a terrible untreated disease, slowly killing him while withholding needed treatments? Taunting; in his face just out of his reach, until he dies. They are doing this in your name.