justamouse Posted December 1, 2011 Share Posted December 1, 2011 You have to. And if you can't, you need an advocate there. Because hospitals make stupid, stupid mistakes. They have computers that they roll around that keep meds under lock and key, but that doesn't mean that the people making the decisions are making good ones. My Dad fractured T6. Crushed it. He's been in the hosp for 3 days and they JUST NOW took a cat scan. My mother has been asking, and railing, and pushing. Mom starts freaking, and requests an ortho. A real one. Ortho examines him and says gee, these bumps on his back look weird, let's get an x ray. They xrayd it on day 2, with a young tech, late at night, with no one to help him, and they made him STAND. x-rays came back fuzzy, but we don't think they look good. Maybe we should get a catscan, and a consult. They order a cat scan, and an Senior outside ortho is called in. Senior outside Ortho says it's completely crushed. Dad is to be on complete bed rest, neck to torso brace, he's not to move. Gee-this is after nurses and 'hospitallers' have been tossing him around like a bag of chips for three days! This is not the first time something like this has happened to my family. But it just reinforces the fact that as aggressive you would be in protecting your child, you need to be that aggressive with your healthcare. The Senior ortho Dr. said we should be thankful he wasn't paralyzed by all the movement. :cursing::banghead::cursing::banghead: When the one, young ortho was brought in last night, I told her that they had been moving him around too much, and she was all like, "Well, it's good to move him around, we need him up to get it loosened up." Thankfully, the outside ortho tore into all of them. When you walk into a hosp, you must take control of your own care. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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