Went for kidney scan yesterday. They put a IV in me and handed me contrast to drink. I drank it dutifully. When I walked into the cat scan room the tech was like "OH OH". I was supposed to have injected dye. So they gave me two options. Stay there and drink water in attempt to flush it out of my system. Or reschedule at later date. I rescheduled. I have seen to many situations as a med/surg nurse where that contrast just would not flush. I did not want to spend 3 or 4 hours only to find that they could not get scan anyway. I am glad I did not say I am a nurse. I would have looked dumb for not knowing mistake being made.
Aug 7, '02
I was not interested in making fuss. I just wanted to make sure they looked into it and tried to fix it. The next person who get the wrong thing may have a reaction. They are paying my parking for both visits. As for the time, I must be the only person on these boards who has to little to do. I have been restless for months. But now they find this new medical problem and I might have to have surgery. No use signing up for classes or looking for work till this is all taken care of. By the way, you better believe I told them that no charges will go on my bill for yesterday. NO Charges I said. I was told they would take care of it but I will believe it when I see it. I will check my bill and if there is a charge then I will make fuss.
Last edit by oramar on Aug 7, '02