Quote from BSNtobe2009
I just wonder...what is wrong with some people? Yeah, it's hard when your kid has to be poked or prodded or stuck, but it's teaching the child nothing but fear to see a PARENT flip out like that.
Mom needs to learn to suck it up, and be the focus of support for that child. Children are more scared when they see their parents scared.
I feel sorry for that kid.
Spoken a little harshly, but at this moment I tend to agree.
I've taken care of too many kids this past month who are post op from PREVENTABLE conditions because the kid didn't want to take his/her meds and treatments and the parents would rather be a friend to the child than a parent and say "I'm sorry this hurts or tastes nasty but it's for your own good". Now one kid is facing amputation of her leg, and another's crohn's has flared so bad she's on TPN/lipids, and I don't even like to think of the CF kid
(Yes, I know CF is not preventable, and flares and infections and bowel obstructions happen even with good management, just think of that and then think of a kid who hasn't been made to take his meds in weeks because "it tastes terrible") All 3 might have had complications, but when it's well documented in the chart including direct quotes from the parents about the parents allowing the child to be noncompliant...it's enough to make you want to shake mom/dad by the shoulders and say "hello, you're the parent, sometimes you can't give your kid options, you give them an ultimatum". Yes, it hurts terribly to see your child cry and say they hate you; yes it sucks to have to argue with your child, but it's part of being a parent
. There are wonderful rewards involved with being a parent, but there are also responsibilities.