Apparently, a women recieved 10 hours of epidural medication in 1 hour and was paralyzed as a result. I think she is expected to recover.
This is at the same hospital that three premature babies died as a result of an heparin overdose.
I am trying to find an article, but here is the video feed for now. Would you set foot in this hospital???
Oct 16, '06
Sorry this is so long. My daughter, husband and I were at that hospital a year ago when a teenager ran a stop sign and broadsided our van. My daughter had a fractured femur and was taken into the trauma room in the ER immediately. She had surgery that night to repair her leg and was on the Peds ward for 3 days. I have no complaint about her care. They were excellent with her. My husband was taken to an observation area where he had xrays and CT scans and was eventually discharged so he could be with our daughter. I laid on a stretcher in a hallway for nearly 8 hrs. I did get sent for xrays. After several hours, I finally had to urinate. They found me a room for that. Urine was bloody, so I was sent for CT scan of abd/pelvis. I had a severely fractured fibula, fractured vertebra, fractured rib, bruised lung, bruised kidney and bruised omentum with a small amount of internal bleeding. I was discharged after 9 hrs without getting so much as a bag of IV fluid. I went to the surgery waiting room to wait for my daughter to get out of surgery. I became nauseated and almost passed out. My sister took me to the hotel attached to the hospital where I immediately went to bed. I wanted so badly to see my daughter, that I wouldn't let my sister take me back to the ER. By morning, I wasn't any better. So I went back to the ER where I spent the entire day getting at least 3 liters of IV fluid, Phenergan and more CT scans (this is when I found out about the upper body fractures and abd trauma). The trauma surgeon wanted to keep me overnight and actually wrote in his notes that I was kept for observation. The ER doc was a real a$$hole. When my sister, who is a nurse also, told him she thought I was getting hypotensive, he was a snot and said 'why do you say that, did you take her B/P? Do you have any proof of that?' He thought I was faking it and discharged me as soon as the trauma surgeon left. I spent the next couple of days in my daughter's room on Peds. I ended up having surgery on my leg two weeks later after the ortho doc found the fibula shortened and ligament damage to my ankle. He had been too busy with my daughter to personally examine me and was going on ER reports when he decided not to do surgery on me that night. Needless to say, I was not impressed with my care at the Methodist ER. I almost felt like I could have died in that hallway and no one would have noticed.
Last edit by fetch33 on Oct 16, '06