justamama 408 Views
Joined May 2, '11.
Posts: 3 (67% Liked)
oh i am so sorry to have entered a board i was not supposed to enter. I really wasn't seeking advice. I was just upset cause she was turned away so many times. thanks so much for your responses. i promise to refrain from wrinting on here anymore. thanks again
I apologize for my "frequent flyers" remark as it came out as being very hateful and uncaring and rude. I guess my point was that I believe if a person wants to go to the ER for something they consider as being an emergency then that should be their choice. That rule also works for the doctor on call, which is why he is there is to see the patient and make his diagnosis, whatever that might be and to his discretion. He is the doctor and has the given responsibility by the hospital administration and the acquired credentials to make such a diagnosis. If the patient is truly having an emergency however many times they go in is irrelevant, it cannot be treated as a "boy crying wolf". I mean that is what the doctor is there for to have tests ordered and decide whether he wants to order something for pain or not until he gets the results of such orders. If everything checks out, tell the patient and let him go and follow up with their main doc tomorrow or whenever. But just one case scenario with my daughter, she was sitting on the stool and when she stood up she could not feel her feet or legs and fell flat on her face in the floor. She was scared and had never experienced anything like that before. I say that would warrant an ER visit. When she has blood backwashing from her nephrostomy into her foley, that warrants a visit especially when you call the office of the oncologist and she is so busy takes my daughters name and says she will cal back. What is my daughter supposed to do when she can't feel her legs and is on the floor. I have heard that cancer pain is the most horrible pain ever and she has to endure that plus all of the added side effects from the chemo too. I know my daughter and she is not making up this horrible pain and I feel so helpless because Moma can't kiss it and make it go away this time. She is hurting. Last night she was hurting so bad and could not get a response from her oncologist and was afraid to go to the ER since the oncologist told her it would do no good to go cause they would turn here away. This is what she took tyo finally be able to get some relief. 8mg of dilaudid, Flexaril and melatonin, ativan plus all of her "night meds" which I am not sure what that consists of. h how I wish I could find a doctor who could not just treat her with chemo but to try to do everything to help the pain and give her a least a little hope. No rose colored glasses here. Thanks so muvh for all of your responses. JustaMama
My daughter who is 31 and has stage 4 cancer who goes to the ER for severe pain relief has been told by her oncologist to STOP going to the ER all of the time. She instructed the staff at all hospital ER's NOT to treat her when she comes in. She is told to go home and double up on her meds and go see her oncologist the next business day. The oncologoist tole my precious little daughter that all of the staff and doctor's at the local ER's around think she's crazy! Unbelievable and unacceptable! My daughter has sores in her mouth and in her navel and genitals and rectal area and when she has diarhea it sets her on fire. Yet she can't go to the ER because they will not treat her! Where are the ethics? Why does that oncologist have that right? Where are my daughters rights?
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