Perhaps when they realized she wasn't about to die, they treated her like a med-surg patients, every 2 hour checks.
But I hear you. Or ER has a couple of burned out cold and rude nurses and the "not about to die" ones wait and wait and wait and wait.
And to Browneyedgirl, not a flame but I have to agree that severe abdominal pain is an emergency. While most can be treated, ruptured viscous, appendix, etc. are life threatening. And ERs aren't necessarily for "about to die" situations. They are for those in need of immediate medical attention, why wait until it's a life threatening situation. Not a flame, just my usual two cents.
Granted many many people abuse the ER which makes for long waits for others.
I'm glad to here your sister is doing well.