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To expect them to do obs?

(47 Posts)
Softlysoftly Mon 08-Apr-13 02:32:35

In paeds a&e with dd2 10months. 2hrs from triage to seeing a junior who says she needs to stay in for obs, that as she's maxed out on pain meds and her v temp is still 41 they need to find the cause and the wonderful paeds nurses have ways to cool her without meds. But the consultant needs to see her first.

That was 2.5 hrs ago.

I understand they are understaffed and overfull, that there may be other kids in dire need (though we are alone in the resus area) but I've now spent 4.5hrs watching my baby burn and shake and can do nothing about it other than keep her stripped.

She's got a rapidly developing rash (they saw the first spots), fast breathing, high heartrate and shakes, I want to be observed! I want the miraculous paeds nurses promised!

Gigondas Mon 08-Apr-13 02:36:57

Ring buzzer and say all this. They may just tell you to wait but at very least needs to be made comfortable . Hope she gets seen soon.

Softlysoftly Mon 08-Apr-13 02:43:21

No buzzer that I can find DH had been walling the corridors and can't find 1 single nurse. The waiting room is empty.

This is THE university teaching hospital in a capital city how can it be this empty??

fuckwittery Mon 08-Apr-13 02:46:43

Can you go back out to the a and e reception. Has she not been looked at at all for 2.5 hours?

pollywollydoodle Mon 08-Apr-13 02:47:09

phone switchboard and ask for nurse in charge

xigris Mon 08-Apr-13 02:50:39

You're in resus with no one with you? Tell DH to go to the reception desk as they'll be staff there. If not, stick your head out of the door and shout that you need some help. This will definitely get someone (I'm a nurse). Best of luck

Softlysoftly Mon 08-Apr-13 03:19:10

Ok collared a student nurse eventually whos retaken her temp (it's gone up).

Said a dr should be here soon. I'm convinced the Junior forgot us we shall see how long it is now. Still no meds nurse said dr said no sad

And yes in resus room noone had checked her at all.

Please just kick up a fuss, there is no way she should be in resus without observation.

PTA Mon 08-Apr-13 03:34:07

I second kicking up a fuss. I know that you don't want to be "that mum" but there is a time and a place and it is here and now.

Good luck and I hope the wee one gets better soon.

cedar12 Mon 08-Apr-13 03:44:43

Make a fuss please. Hope she gets better soon, good luck.

cher31 Mon 08-Apr-13 04:06:29

Hope you are getting somewhere.

LaCucina Mon 08-Apr-13 05:05:09

Continue to ask for help until you get it. Do not stop until you feel she is grttong what she needs. You are her advocate, do not feel bad. Hope she improves quickly.

Softlysoftly Mon 08-Apr-13 05:17:06

Sorry things started happening after that makes me even more sus that we were forgotten.

Dr came shes had a chest xray now up on a ward with a fan etc. She needs to feed or they will tube her. Battery low but will try and update when I can. Thankyou for backing up i wasnt just being impatient!

Softlysoftly Mon 08-Apr-13 05:20:40

Oh and shes head to toe in a rash (skin colour makes it mottled so not as easily visible) so she might need bloods taken. They are waiting though to see if temp down helps.

MammaTJ Mon 08-Apr-13 05:21:29

Hope she gets better soon.

Softlysoftly Mon 08-Apr-13 05:23:10

Said i wss stopping posting but if im honest im bricking it as we are just outside of the measels area, i was only on that thread yesterday sad im hoping they would have said by now though? I did try to ask.

MammaTJ Mon 08-Apr-13 05:24:49

They will want to be sure before the diagnose.

BedHanger Mon 08-Apr-13 05:27:12

Very glad to hear you are being looked after properly now.

anothershittynickname Mon 08-Apr-13 05:52:48

Sounds like you're having a nightmare - not what you need on top or worrying about your LO - I hope she's better soon, please try and get some rest xx

BeaWheesht Mon 08-Apr-13 06:21:51

How scary for you. I hope she's improved a bit now.

Rosa Mon 08-Apr-13 06:27:36

Hope that you have a daignosis and dd is getting the meds and attention she deserves.

DeskPlanner Mon 08-Apr-13 08:10:40

Hope your dd is feeling a bit better today.

M0naLisa Mon 08-Apr-13 08:17:35

Hope your DD is ok x

ilovecolinfirth Mon 08-Apr-13 08:20:17

Hope she's ok.x

FannyFifer Mon 08-Apr-13 08:22:31

Hope your wee one is ok.

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