Sunday, February 11, 2007

I've said it before - I'll say it again

DO NOT MESS WITH A MOTHER WITH A SICK CHILD...

I swear to all that is holy and legal...


Pediatrician admitted son to LARGE well known Children's Hospital in Dallas yesterday b/c of the downward change in his blood counts since Wednesday's blood test.

so he got IV fluids and monitoring for 24 hours.
This morning his blood was "like normal" so they sent us home.

he went 24+ hours total without peeing. 12+ hours BEFORE the IV. AND 12 MORE hours AFTER they started the IV - he finally peed.
"Oh, he's not dehydrated - he's crying tears." BULLSHIT!

So today when they decided they would send us home - i resisted. he had not eaten or drank anything. so the NP decided we'd wait and see how the day evolved. She turned off his IV. Then the aide came to take out his IV. I said - OH NO. Not till I see the Dr.

So he asks for a hamburger. I ordered him a burger and fries. He ate half of it. ate half a yogurt cup. drank about 5 oz water. They sent him home. Dr all but insisted. i caved.

something about his blood work being so much better. normal.

allow me to get this out of my system right here and now so i will not go ballistic tomorrow when they admit him back to the hospital.

THERE IS SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR MOTHER'S INTUITION! ESPECIALLY A MOTHER THAT IS NOT 18 YEARS OLD WITH HER FIRST CHILD. I AM NOT AN ALARMIST MOTHER. TRULY, I AM NOT. I AM HOWEVER, EDUCATED. WELL READ AND THIS IS MY THIRD CHILD. I KNOW WHAT THE HECK I AM TALKING ABOUT WHEN I TELL YOU MY CHILD IS STILL VERY SICK. I DON'T GIVE A RAT'S ARSE WHAT THE BLOOD WORK SAYS.


there, i feel better.

why so pissed t-cole?
why, you ask?

hmmmm....

could it have anything to do with the fact that he PROJECTILE vomited everything he ate and drank today in my van on the way home for the VERY LARGE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN DALLAS? Van be damned - could care less about that. But the sight of my child with vomit FLYING from his mouth, dripping out his nose and tears running down his face with sheer fear in his eyes makes me FEROCIOUSLY MAD!

Must go. He is resting and I am not allowed to get very far from him.
will keep you updated as i can

3 comments:

Catizhere said...

Oh, Poor baby!! Poor T-Cole!!
I hope he feels better soon.

Not-faint-hearted said...

OMG. Go back immediately. You are right. You know you are right.

E said...

I am SO sorry. I hope you all feel better and get healthy soon. I'm thinking of you.