Okay, I'm just venting...not trying to cause trouble, judge or bash all PCA's (or CNA's) because not all of them are like the one I experienced over the weekend. Just wanted to vent and get this off my chest, that's all.
My son was admitted to the hospital this past Saturday (with bleeding complications from his tonsillectomy). He stayed in the pediatric surgical unit in case he had to go back to the OR for cauterization. (Thank God he did not have to go back to the OR!) The nurses who took care of him were awesome, so no complaint there. But the PCA who came in the next morning and wheeled him out when he was D/C was a real drag!
Right away I picked up on her negative attitude from the time she came in just after 7 a.m. to take his vitals, and then brought him breakfast. No smile at all, didn't say hello (I told her good morning, and she barely said it back...like it hurt her to say it) and when I asked her a question, it was always a short, snappy answer. And when it came down to escorting us out, we waited about a minute outside while my hubby brought the car around, and she didn't even look at me or say one word! I'm not taking this personal, but geez, shouldn't someone who is in healthcare be a little more friendly??? Especially when it comes to working with children. I'm sure she was probably having a bad day (even though she was like that from the very beginning of her shift)...maybe? I know PCA's work hard...but she shouldn't be taking it out on us. I didn't expect her to be bubbly, but at least a little smile wouldn't have hurt. She just made me uncomfortable...:icon_roll