The good, the bad and the ugly. Or those who think they own your child while in hospital and you are but an observer.
Some of the nurses are brilliant. They have respect for a sleeping child. They are nice and accommodating. Even letting his brothers in to say hallo.
Then you get the downright ugly who decides that after coming here for 6 year and never being stopped to bring in the brothers, that they might not even come in for 2.3 seconds. *Yes I know kids aren’t normally allowed in children’s wards BUT like I say, it’s never been a problem before and even now not one of the other nurses had an issue with this*
THEN you get the bad ones. URGH. I had a nurse come to give Quintus medicine yesterday. According to me he has not had that before and I wanted to know what it is and why he is getting it. She almost made him drink it before answering me. I have every right to know what she is giving my child!!! She brought the file to show me that it was given to him the day before as well (while I was with the other two for a while). Woo-pee-ding. I still wanted to know what it was. She had to go fetch the box to see what it is!!! She didn’t even know!!! It ended up being more antibiotics, so I let her give it to him. I actually had to tell her that it’s antibiotics. huh? I must tell a nurse what it is?
Anyway…we will be going home tomorrow and I will not have to worry about that anymore.
Just for me to keep record:
When we came in his CRP levels were 102.4. Normal is 0 – 10. Now it is 73.3 (still high)
White blood count was 14.6. Normal is 4 – 11. Now it is 8.6 (normal)