Brave Girl!

(Taken with my camera phone so it's pretty out of focus.)

One of the nurses suggested that daughter didn't need the Tylenol with Codeine anymore. That she could tough it out with the over the counter version. We gave it a shot. But after having spent the night waking up just about every 40 minutes to daughter whimpering and crying I pretty much re-enacted the hospital scene from Terms of Endearment. And now we've got a gallon jug of moonshine prescription Tylenol to take home with us.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO Lotta! Don't be afraid to be your child's patient advocate - YOU give your daughter more attention than ANY nurse or doctor can possibly give her. And if you disagree with a plan of action that your daughter's caregivers are taking, don't ever be afraid to throw a fit. Did you know that medical errors are the LEADING cause of death in hospitals? Moms who pay attention and speak up CAN save the lives of their children, and if you feel like a hospital isn't paying attention to you, TAKE ACTION.

http://www.josieking.org/page.cfm?pageID=10

To read the full story about it, go here: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/mediaII/press_kits/patient_safety/king.html

and click on 'a mother's story part I' and 'a mother's story part II'

Anonymous said...

oops the link is actually

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Anonymous said...

still not showing up...so that slash after press_kits should be:

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Mitzi Green said...

oh, i loooove yelling at nurses--almost as much as i love yelling at doctors. give 'em hell.

plumtickled said...

That nurse needs her ass kicked! What the Hell?

If I had my little throat...... okay, big fat throat cut on...... lay me up with vicoden till it's healed!

My older boy Cole had his tonsils out when he was six and I kept that kid drugged as long as I could. (he had kissing tonsils too)

I love the picture...... although her little cheeks just aren't as pink as usual, are they? Sweet thing.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

You go girl.

Jennifer said...

Good for you, sticking up for her. It's not like poor daughter is some druggie looking to get high. Why the hell do they have such a problem providing adequate pain relief for kids? Regular tylenol after having your throat chopped up? Hmmph. I would have been an indignant bitch myself.

Love all her "guys" in bed with her!

Gretchen said...

Unbelievable. Way to stick up for your girl!

Kelly said...

Wait. Are you telling us that she got to stay overnight? Little C had adenoids and tubes one surgery and tonsils the next. And she NEVER spent the night. In fact I think she was only observed once she came out of recovery for like an hour before they rushed us home.

Oh...and way to stick up for the baby!

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Hell Yes!

Little ones don't need to "tough it out" if there are pain meds that will make it better.

Carol said...

aww, sweet girl:(
She's the same age my daughter was when she had the same thing...they bounce back SO fast. Keep hugging her.

stuffed said...

Aw, poor sweetie. Shame on that woman for making a kid suffer through the night.

PamKittyMorning said...

What the heck, is she like a prison nurse or something? Good gravy.

PamKittyMorning said...

What the heck, is she like a prison nurse or something? Good gravy.

Lotta said...

Thanks moms! I have to say that I adore nurses. Almost all of the nurses I've ever had for myself or my kids have rocked. But there is always the one that comes on during a shift change that isn't as nice as the rest.

Lotta said...

PS - Our Ear Nose and Throat guy said he always keeps kids under 2 overnight. I was relieved because she did not want to drink for a long time so knowing that IV was giving her fluids all day and night was great.

M'Lynn said...

I'm a nurse. I must interject...

Tough it out my ass. It sounds like the delightful L&D nurse I had at night. The one that didn't want me to have *Advil* after my c section. Sweet Beavis.

Pain is the fifth vital sign. Hospitals are supposed to be taking this seriously now.