My Aunt went to the hospital last night.....
Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:05 PM
Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:10 PM
i dont give a flying fuc* what the hospital policy is about already having released her, were they too freaking scared about the good samaritan shit that they wouldnt even help a human in obvious distress? what absolute freaking morons!! i never. your family HAS to speak with a lawyer to find out what to do, at the very least get this published in some way, paper, local tv, national tv, whatever. the word needs to get out so this doestn happen to some other poor sick person.
you poor girl rach, hang in there and keep being an advocate for auntie. and report back to us every step so you have a written document of the account for later!
Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:08 PM
| Originally Posted by Nrvsbride |
At the risk of sounding mean I'm about to get real nasty up in here:
1. First of all I don't mean to sound ignorant but how small is this first hospital? How could they keep telling you to go to a neurologist? WTF? Aren't there any neurologists in the hospital? Who does rounds and treats patients that are admitted for neurological problems?
Glenda- the hospital DOES have a neurologist on staff. I asked the nurse this after I was crying my eyes out. I admit I was probably being kinda bitchy but that seems pretty understandable to me. Anyways, she was such a bitch and told me in such a snotty tone "why yes we do. His name is Dr. ____". I then was a little irate and asked then why don't you go get him! She told me that she would speak to the ER doctor about that. He later came out and talked with us all. He was a cocky, arrogant ass. He did a seriess of tests on my aunt in the waiting room- in front of everyone! He had her walk through a tremor and would snottily tell her husband to not prevent her from falling. He then made her touch her f'ing nose making her repeatidly hit herself in the face. He told us he would go check to see if the neurologist had free time to check her out and the fucker never returned.
2. Do you mean to tell me that this hospital doesn't even have residents or med students? Hell at that point I would have taken an intern. They are perfectly capable of at least doing something. Geez! This is not that small of a hospital either. I just looked up some facts on the hospital and oddly enough one of the specialities they list is "neurology."
3. I can't believe the neurologist would tell you 2 weeks. Like I said before I used to work at a neurologist office and if we got an emergency call from a potential new patient we would fit them in no questions asked. An emergency is an emergency. Then we used to tell our patients that had to wait for a long time b/c of the added patient that this person had a life or death emergency and that they would want the same courtesy if they were in the person's shoes. Not one person complained. And we are talking about cranky NYers here. This situation really pissed us off because we kept asking the hospital to contact one for us and tell them it's an emergency. They wouldn't and insisted that she was not in a serious life or death position. Bullshit- they have no idea whether that is true or not. The only testing they did on her was a CT scan and bloodwork. They don't know if her brain was being affected by all of the convulsions.
I just don't get this. Writing a letter to the 1st hospital is not going to do anything. Someone will read it and file it somewhere. You need to go to your local news station or contact the local papers. The journalists will be all up in their faces with camera crews and microphones and put them on the spot. This is the only way to get to these people. We plan on not only writing the letter to the hospital but to also send it to our local newspaper. I hope these assholes get fried!
I'm glad your aunt doesn't have something serious (well it is serious but you know what I mean). Hopefully she can find a way to manage her stress in a way that will be more beneficial to her healthwise. I am praying that she gets better soon.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:19 PM
i am praying for your aunt that she can at least get some rest. do you know what the cause of all the stress is that is causing this kind of physical breakdown?
Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:28 PM
Oh and Maura,
Thank you for the offer to get this out to the public. I have emailed my grandmother this morning telling her I would like to begin a formal letter. Of course, I dont' want to really take any action unless it's ok with my aunt.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:30 PM
In other words the very least they could have done for her is monitor her and keep her under observation until the neurologist was available to see her, or they called in another neurologist.
I really hope she starts to feel better soon.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:47 PM
Posted 06 June 2008 - 07:41 PM
Posted 07 June 2008 - 12:04 AM
I know this may be a far reach, but have you Googled? If her primary care physician doesn't think they are psuedo seizures, what could they be?
I was born with seizures and had them until I was 2. The doctor said that with the medication I was taking I just kinda grew out of them. I hope they can find something for her that will make them stop or be less frequent.
You and your family are in my thoughts.
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