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to think that swine 'flu hysteria is putting vast pressure on the Nash?

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NaccetyMac Thu 05-Nov-09 23:16:39

Case 1: DS1 was placed in isolation and sent to A&E because he had a high temp and sore throat and ears. And a history of tonsilitis and ear infections. So because the GP was scared, he had to be frightened by nurses in full infection control gear, and exposed to new infections in a hospital situation.

Case 2: I needed a nebuliser today, as my asthma is playing up. Instead of being able to access this at the surgery, I had to go 15 miles away and wait 2 1/2 hours to be seen, again at A&E, because there is a theoretical risk that using a nebuliser in the surgery could spread SF.

Any child with a sniffle appears to be being told they have SF and given Tamiflu - kids in DD's class have been told it's SF and then been back at school the following day! IT'S A COLD.

So, AIBU or has pretty much everyone else gone mental?

teatank Thu 05-Nov-09 23:23:43

i think the world has gone mad. my ds got diagnosed with swine flu 3 months ago. he had high temp so therefore he had sf. i chose the sensible option of refusing tamiflu for now and observing closely. to my amazement he was back to normal the next day. it was a cold as i suspected. pitty a qualified gp didnt share the same opinion.

kcartyparty Thu 05-Nov-09 23:27:00

Ynbu. My son was 'diagnosed' with sf over the phone about a month ago.

He had the same symtoms as your little one. The thing that annoyed me most was that I just wanted someone to listen to his chest to make sure he was not getting a chest infection or an asthma flare-up. But no-one would gonear him..

I then had to drive 3 miles from my home to a BOOTS chemist to pick up the Tamiflu - only to be told I had been given the wrong address by the Pandemic hotline!! angry

I then had a row over the phone and was kindly informed that I should not have taken my son out to get the tabs (on my own, not family here, single parent, and not a friend will come near if they think we have SF), and that we should have been given an option by the other operator to have the doc deliver them angry angry

Finaly got home 2 hours later, only to read up that the tablets can cause stomach upsets. My son had spent 6 years of his life in and out of hosp with stomach & colon problems.

I had him on the tabs for 2 days, he had no signs of flu, but was starting to suffer bad tummy cramps. Took him off them!!

Sorry to rant. But if this is how they control an epidemic then god help us when we do get a real one.... Because people will die from the lack of medical assitant rather than the epidemic itself sad

jasper Fri 06-Nov-09 00:28:34

The world has gone mad.
I had to go in early to work tonight ( as a hospital dentist)
For "swine flu mask training" grin

NaccetyMac Fri 06-Nov-09 08:07:22

Gosh, and DS1 and I were expected to put on our own masks. shock. I am totally untrained, anything could have happened. biscuit

Bucharest Fri 06-Nov-09 08:10:01

YANBU, but if you think the UK has gone mad you want to come and have a look over here....They are talking about closing schools and enforced vaccination and all sorts of bonkersness.

In fact, am off to GP in a mo for a prescription for dp....if I'm not back in about 3 days, someone come and get me. grin

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