My daughter was in a MVA Friday nite... she was with her dad... who rear ended someone while doing 50 mph.. and didn't make her wear her seat belt. When the mva occurred... she hit the windshield... fell in the floorboard... and lost conciousness briefly... when the emt's got there ... she was up and walking but still disoriented... they didn't put her on a backboard, or use a collar... the doc on call just had them clean her forehead... gave her 2 tylenol#3... and told her not to go to sleep.... NO x-rays... NO ct's... NOTHING!... sent her home...
I was sooooooooooooooooooo mad..... can't believe they didn't do more!... I took her to MY doctor... had her checked out... and thank God she is fine... bruised... but fine!
but come Monday... the er doc is gonna have a LOT of explaining to do!... (she was with her dad...I was out of town.. and didn't get the message until they had been sent home.. just in case you were wondering!)
ok... i feel better now... just needed to vent!
Apr 29, '02
Failing to properly restrain a child is a very serious matter. You are focusing to much on the failure of the emergency personel and not enough on the parental negligence here.
Last edit by oramar on Apr 29, '02
Apr 29, '02
How old is your daughter? Seatbelt laws? Police involved? Giving Tylenol #3 and expecting her NOT to fall asleep? I don't blame you for being upset -- you are owed many explanations. I'm sorry for what you are going through -- it's difficult seeing your children hurt. Prayers to you and your daughter.:angel2:
Last edit by susanmary on Apr 29, '02
May 1, '02
My now (ex) husband was in a motor cycle accident. The helmet was broken. I was not a nurse at the time but had some education in nursing.
ER doc. wants to send him home. I refused. The helmet is BROKE. He lost consciousness. At the very least you are going to keep him overnight. And he is c/o abd pain.
Well I got an arguement because I said he had gut pain and he did not hear the patient say it himself. I demanded a sergeon.
Turns out he had a ruptured spleen. Fractured skull. Concusion.
And he was going to send this man home. To do what.
Another time I got angry with a doc (not a nurse at the time) I was sure I broke my arm. He rrefused to x-ray. Turns out he was right I brused a nerve. But an x-ray to confirm would not have hurt. This was not an insurance issue this was the military where they spared no expense and back before managed care anyway. It was a doc issue.
Last edit by Agnus on May 1, '02