Saturday, March 14, 2009
We are still in the hospital. Malachi's stool came back positive for the ro-to virus (totally spelled it wrong haha). He has been pooping like crazy. He is down to 11lbs (hes lost 13% of his body weight since last night.) He is soooo dehydrated but the doc refuses to put him on an IV because when the do blood work it comes back fine! I am soooooooo pissed, I want to yell " look at him, he is showing all the signs of being dehydrated give him an IV!!!" And on top of it all they are still giving him his diatrutic! How come docs never want to listen to parents! I know my baby better than anyone! We have been requesting to talk to the doc since 9am. She has yet to be in today! (its not 11:15) Shes got 45mins to get her butt in here or I am requesting we get transported to a different hospital! Dont mess with this momma! is 2 hours an unrealistic amount of time to wait to speak to the doc?? Am I being crazy or do I have a right to be pissed? Sorry for the language, but mad isn't even the word to describe how I feel right now! If it were possible, I would have smoke comming out of my ears!!! (shes got 35 mins to get her booty in here!!) OKay well Im going to start packing up my things, our stay at the hospital will be over soon! Peace out suckey docs!
Posted by Blessed with Boys at 9:08 AM
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Your totally right to be like that. We are the only advocates for our kids. I hate our childrens hospital, they are totally incompetent, and they hate me because I scream if I don't get my way. They should be replacing his stool output with IV fluid. Thats what you do with rota and c-diff. I walked out of the hospital this last time because they pissed me off so bad.
Erin you have EVERY RIGHT to demand the best care for him! If you dont speak up for him no one will! So you do whatever you think is needed to get him the best care. Dont worry about their feelings! Walk out if you have to!
Yes, you should be the advocate for your child. ALWAYS! Yes, you can demand to talk with a Dr. However, if they are working on another case that's severe or taking care of something else that's priority first, unfortunately we wait. I know it's tough! I've been in your shoes. However, if you don't feel they are listening to you then maybe you should contact the hospital patient advocate to help you. Also, I learned that if you show a good attitude and don't yell, scream, you will get a lot farther. I know this is tough and you should demand what's right for your baby. But remember, there's always two sides to every thing. Also, if it's a teaching hospital, waiting is always there! I hated that! Hang in there! Praying for Malachi.
Let me know if you want to go somewhere else. I can give you docs names and directions! Keeping you all in our prayers. Hugs!
Steph and Christopher
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