Post # 1
I just got back from four days in the hospital with my daughter who had surgery. She is soon to be three and had to have a revision of her amputation (birth defect). So, the first night after the surgery they were unable to stay on top of the pain. My poor baby was getting morphine, valuim, loratab, and toradol. Nothing was managing her pain. She screamed constantly, a blood curdling screams. She was in unimaginable pain and this went on hour after hour. This experience has by far been the worst I have experienced as a parent. Her nurse came in to do vitals. She had been screaming for about 5.5 hours at this point. This nurse raised her voice at my daughter and said “What is your problem?” I was like “Umm…she just had major surgery and is in horrible pain because y’all are not controling her pain effectively”. She just shrugged and walked out. I am still pissed off about this!
Post # 3
Its too bad you don’t know who her nurse was… It’d be nice to report terrible bedside manner like that, so that the hospital can correct it, although who knows with the nursing shortage if they’d do anything about it. I’m sorry that nurse couldn’t be more professional for you though.
Post # 4
That is completely inappropriate! As a student nurse, I’m horrified. First of all, saying “What is your problem?” to a three-year-old is stupid, yelling it makes you a bitch, and then her reaction to your explanation was totally uncalled for.
I’m sorry your daughter was in so much pain. Have they been able to get it under control?
Post # 5
@Jenniphyr: We are still struggling with pain control but it is not as extreme. I did get her name and I am writing a letter to the hospital’s Director of Nursing.
Post # 6
Poor baby. I hope the pain eases up soon.
Post # 7
Oh, my gosh, you poor thing! I can’t imagine what it must’ve been like for you to have to hear her and not be able to do anything. To have this…”person”…come along and react that way. I really hope your letter gets her reprimanded.
Post # 8
OMG. I’m an RN and am totally mortified. I encourage you to notify the nursing manager immediately. This behavior should not be tolerated, especially by a licensed professional.
My sincerest apologies. I hope your daughter is recovering from her surgery and is having her pain managed appropriately.
Post # 9
report any and all inappropriate unprofessional behaviour!
Post # 10
I’m so sorry about all of this. I wish your daughter a speedy recovery. I also hope that the nurse is put in her place.