Update 3/12. Alex's Mom Dorothy Spourdalakis has a care plan meeting scheduled at the hospital - which, if she does not agree fully to the terms, will mean the removal of her son from her care and his being placed in DCFS.
This is Alex Spourdalakis, now 22 days at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois with debilitating GI pain. Everyone
in the autism community should be horrified and galvanized to action by the lack of care he has received. Please
contact the Joint Commission customer service
line at: 630-792-5800. This is a governing body that accredits medical institutions.
Politely tell them you are calling about the lack of medical care for Alex
Spourdalakis in the Loyola Healthcare system. They need to
receive as many calls as Loyola did 3 days ago. They need to know what is
happening behind the doors of the institutions they are accrediting.
For background, read The Case of Alex Spourdalakis: Continued Ineptitude at Loyola University Medical Center
and our original post, Day 19: Chicago Hospital Locks Down Autistic Patient
The members of AIM
and Alex's mother now fear for Alex's life as the result of medical negligence at Loyola University Medical Center. If this was a typically developing child tests of every sort would be run to determine what is wrong. Alex is holding his stomach and his head, IN PAIN. Where is neurology? Where are the gastroenterologists? WHERE ARE THE "AUTISM SPECIALISTS"?
Where are the qualified medical physicians who CARE SO MUCH?! Day 22 for Alex Spourdalakis. His mother, Dorothy, has repeatedly shown good faith in the system she is trusting to help her son. She continues to follow the dictates of Loyola physicians. She has asked for a list of doctors and residents taking care of Alex and it has not been provided for her. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FAVORED RADIO SHOWS AND NEWS PROGRAMS AND LET THEM KNOW THIS CANNOT CONTINUE. YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THIS CHILD'S LIFE
What doctors are doing to "keep Alex safe":