Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mama Needs A Vacate

Today we took Isaac to his first GI appointment and on the way there we got rear ended at a stoplight! Thankfully we are all OK and the back end wasn't banged up too bad. It did definitely rattle us a little and my home nurse is now experiencing some back pain. When we arrived at the appointment, the doc said that they didn't have any of Isaac's medical records that the Pediatricians office was supposed to send them 3 weeks ago. We had to explain Isaac's medical history in a nutshell. Yeah...umm....that was easy.

I've been a little disheartened lately about Isaac's last hospital stay. I know I didn't want to talk about it last week, but there was a major med error that was the fault of the Doctor. I know that people are human and make mistakes, but it makes me feel uneasy about taking him there anymore. I felt better after talking to the nurse manager yesterday. I also talked to her about some other issues that I've had in the past with previous admits. As always, I expect that my sweet boy to gets nothing less than quality care.

This weekend my husband and I are planning on getting away......just the two of us. I'm SO looking forward to it! Please pray that Isaac behaves himself this week. His oxygen requirements are a little higher than normal, but hopefully he's just having one of those days.


Sasha said...

I am new to your blog...but I am hoping that you get a great vacation. Have Fun. You deserve it.

Lacey said...

Oh you need to get away girl. Go, and don't worry about your boy, he will be ok!

Colleen D.- Ian's mom said...

Sorry to hear about the bad experience at the hospital. So hard to have to trust our precious, complicated babies' care to others- but we should be able to have confidence that they will receive careful, competent care in an ICU. Glad you had a good conversation with the nurse mgr- and SO glad to read that you are going to be able to get away this weekend! You definitely deserve it- enjoy!!

Alicia said...

Oh man, I am glad everyone is mostly ok! I hope your nurse feels better soon. How scary!

Sorry about the error made in Isaac's last hospital stay. While people do make mistakes, I just feel it is is unacceptable when it comes to our little miracles. I hope you can either find a different hospital you are comfortable with or have a plan laid out for his next hospitalization so everyone is on board and they understand mistakes like this are not acceptable.

I will be praying everything goes smoothly so you and hubs can get out of dodge and feel confident things will go well. You definitely deserve a getaway!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

How scary, I'm glad that the accident was minor! I hope your nurse is okay.

Errors during a hospital stay are unacceptable to me! These little kids cannot be their own advocates. They need competent care. We are their only voices and we are trusting the hospital to know and do what is best! I hope that by talking to the nurse manager you have a plan for the future.

Go ... enjoy your trip. I am jealous! :)

Hope said...

Thankfully you weren't hurt! Have a great trip!!