You really have to be pushy and sometimes b!tchy with the health care facilitators to get results.
I took my then 8 month old daughter to the children’s hospital years ago…she was choking on her baby formula and her face would turn bluish.
The doctor examined her…told me she was fine…and said I could take her home. I stated emphatically that she is NOT going home with me, and that she is STAYING in this hospital until you figure out what is wrong. I will NOT have my child die in my arms at home!
They got her a bed, and kept her for a week of examination, and finally put her on a heavier baby formula. The little muscle in her neck wasn’t fully developed yet, and the food was getting caught in her throat.
The hospital staff all glared daggers at me and for my tone, but I didn’t care. I raised a ruckus and got results.
What kind of idiot doctor hear’s that an 8 month old child is turning blue because she’s unable to swallow her LIQUID formula, and then decides that “nothing’s wrong?” Did they even observe her while she was eating?
I hope she gets to stay there. Not only do you need it, but she does too. It’s better for her to a) be around people that she can talk to and make friends with, and b) have round the clock care. I don’t understand why they’re being so stingy with the nursing home since they obviously have the room based on how quickly they got her a bed.
Sometimes a person needs to lie their azz off to get things done. Liars in our system of government. Liars in healthcare. Liars at the workplace. A little leverage applied at the right time and at the right place can move mountains. Don’t feel too bad Rexy. You’ll be okay.
Can’t you just tell them this and that you run the risk of making it worse
It’s not fair if you have to look after someone at the expense of your own health and it is very serious health thing too not just anything, oh maybe it is personal
I’ll be honest, I’m pretty annoyed. They didn’t think she needed a rehab program before? It’s not like you’re a trained special needs nurse or anything like that. You don’t have the means to care for someone 24/7. As far as they knew, you had prior commitments that made taking care of her to that extreme impossible. What if you had a job? What if you ran a volunteer service? What if you had cancer? What if you had kidney failure and were on dialysis?