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To think SF shouldnt take piority over a baby with beathing problems??

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Just got back after 3 hours. I took DD2 who is 2years old to A&E as she was beathing quickly, hot and clamy and heartrate very fast (181 when we arrived), SATS were 96, but they sent us round to out of hours GP part so off I went. I sat there for nearly 2 hours with dd2 crying, grumpy, coughing loads and very not herself. But iin this time the people seem to flood in, one was a SF case (I have big ears and reception have loud voices). So SF person put inot side room, after about 20mins persons carer came out yelling how they should be seen quicker, person is sick with SF and therefore more important angry and low and behold, SF person seen very quickly and then gone, me still sitting there with dd2

I really think person are getting silly about SF, its a flu, not a bloody killer disease. Normal flu kills more than SF has.

sorry very upset that if you stamp feet and yell SF you go to the front.

I know i properly am BU

peanutbutterkid Sun 01-Nov-09 19:30:55

Sounds like you've had an awful evening (very scary). Pour yourself a big glass of wine and try to forget about it for a while.

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 01-Nov-09 19:32:20

You don't know if the Dr may have had info regarding the patient with SF that would indicate urgency due to an underlying medical condition.

Poor you though, and poor DD

Hope she feels better soon.

plantsitter Sun 01-Nov-09 19:34:34

GP advised us to take DD to A&E with breathing problems last Friday and they had us facemasked up and cordoned off in SF quarantine in a blink of an eye! TBH I'm surprised you didn't get the same treatment as they seemed to be treating anyone with a temperature + cough as a swine flu case.

DD is pretty perky despite breathing too fast and wheezing, too so I have my doubts.

TootaLaFruit Sun 01-Nov-09 19:35:07

YANBU at all - how horrible for the other parents to say that in front of your dd (and presumably any other child who was waiting) - being ill and in hospital is scary enough for kids without strangers coming along and claiming loudly that they aren't as sick as another child and should wait to be seen. Hope everything was ok when you were eventually seen. And as peanutbutter says - a large glass of wine works wonders smile

littleducks Sun 01-Nov-09 19:35:13

well, they see sf people first to kick them out so they dont infect everyone else

i am surprised that baby with breathing difficulties was sent to gp bit rather than paediatric a and e though i think thats where problems start

Earthstar Sun 01-Nov-09 19:35:20

Presumably the doctors know how to prioritise medical need - but if you think they were wrong I would put in a written complaint

Def not Sf for DD2, shes already had it. She has a nasty chest and ear infection

I think I would have been fine with SF person being seen before if I didnt think it was more to do with carer stamping feet to reception.

ReneRusso Sun 01-Nov-09 19:39:27

Unfortunately people who kick up a fuss sometimes get their way. Totally out of order. YANBU.

plantsitter Sun 01-Nov-09 19:39:28

Sorry to hear it Lisa - hope she gets better soon.

Sassybeast Sun 01-Nov-09 19:47:08

Hope your little one is better soon and that her antibiotics work quickly.

I think it's very difficult to guage priority in a situation like that - the carer may have been agitated because the patient was deteriorating/had underlying health problems, be very agitated etc. If you have your own sick child with you, you tend to be concentrating on them and will not be aware of the full situation with other patients. Unfortunately the demands on the NHS at the minute are awful and whilst it's not ideal, as long as your little girl is on the mend, i'd try not to dwell on it.

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 01-Nov-09 19:53:25

hmmm you say the SF person had a carer?

it might be that they are a vulnerable adult/

I dunno

no i said carer as not sure if wife, daughter or sister ect

alicet Sun 01-Nov-09 20:35:11

Trust me coming out and shouting like this would be more likely to make you wait rather than jump the queue unless there were pressing reasons.

Patients are triaged according to priority so there was probably a good reason why SF patient was seen before you. Not fun with a poorly dc though but sats of 96% would be reassuring to the nurses when they triaged your dd.

(Think I used to know you on due Oct 2007 antenatal thread - hope all going OK with you if so... Saw about your dh on another thread a while back x)

alicet Sun 01-Nov-09 20:35:25

ONly read OP by the way...

mayorquimby Sun 01-Nov-09 20:51:31

yabu unless you have some unstated medical background which would make your opinions on who is a priority and who is not more valid than the doctors.

yes alicet we were on thread together few years ago now DH is doing ok, just glad I didnt send him down there with all the waiting, even though i few crappy myself.

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