After the hospital barred his wife from visiting him on his deathbed, a Briton man who was celebrating his anniversary died of sepsis alone on a holiday.
When Daniel Bowman, 32, was diagnosed with sepsis earlier this month, he and his wife Kelly were joyfully enjoying their third year of marriage in Bulgaria.
After his family claims they were “not allowed” to be by his bedside and were not informed of his death until seven hours later, the Leeds man tragically passed away alone at 1am one morning.
Sam Bowman, Daniel’s aunt, has finally spoken out about the family’s horror and everything that has unfortunately happened since her nephew became ill.
Sam explained to YorkshireLive: “Simply dreadful. He was in intensive care for ten days before passing away alone and apart from his wife.”
Daniel and Kelly were one week into his two-week vacation on Monday, September 5, when he began experiencing stomach aches and throwing up blood.
Before being transported to the hospital and placed into an induced coma, Kelly took Daniel to a nearby clinic.
Said Sam: “It’s terribly sad. His pancreas failed when they attempted to treat the infection, and the infection had already spread to his bloodstream and damaged his kidneys.”
Things started to improve as surgeons fought to save his life.
Kelly claimed to have read her spouse cards on their wedding anniversary at the time.
Ahead of her husband’s death, she said: “It was our wedding anniversary on September 7 and I went to see Daniel in intensive care, I held his hand, read his anniversary card to him and sang our wedding song.
“This is like the worst nightmare and I am never ever waking up from it.”
“On their anniversary Kelly went to see him – she was holding his hands and singing him songs but she was told to leave after an hour.
“She told the hospital it was their anniversary and asked if she could stay. They said no.”
She added: “When Kelly went to see him after he’d died 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 about those crazy stories in magazines that are a nightmare, and now we’re living it.
“You never think it’ll happen to you.”
The family claims that because insurance provider Admiral declined to assist, they are now left to cover his medical expenses, lodging costs, and a $34,000 debt.