my daughter just got out of the hospital

Canada
January 20, 2008 4:30pm CST
she's been there for 5 days. she had pnamonia and had an xray done on monday they sent her home with oral antibiotics then i brought her back the next day with a fever of 104/40.2. anyway on thursday they relooked at the original x-ray from the monday and they had failed to notice that she had a collapsed lung. i couldn't beleive they missed that even after checking her oxygen levels and noticing it was low. so she spent 5 days in the hospital on meds, iv, and oxygen. she's doing ok now. she just came home poor thing though. she's still exhausted and weak
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
20 Jan 08
That is terrible, the poor thing. Who read the x-ray...Stevie Wonder (sorry that was a bad joke). I would be all over those people like a cheap suit. I think she will be under the weather for a few days, but then kids often bounce back so fast it is amazing. Now that she is home with Mom in her own bed, she will probably be back and bouncing by the end of the week. Lots of fluids, make sure you finish her meds, keep her warm and happy. Lot of hugs and kisses too.
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• Canada
20 Jan 08
i'm probably going to put in a complaint so it doesn't happen to anyone else. they had the x-ray in their hand and had a clue that her oxygen level was down yet missed both sings that her lung was collapsed. that's just not right i know they are busy but they need to make sure people are ok before sending them home. especially a little kid. i was really upset it took so long to figure it out and i was really scared when i took her back home and she had a fever of 104 for a couple days.
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
20 Jan 08
Probably going to put in a complaint..for them, I would redefine the meaning of the word b*tch. They deserve nothing less. I would be going to heads of departments or hospitals or whoever took and read that xray. And if her oxygen levels were low (I assume they did a pulse-ox) an EMT with a few months of training would know better then to send the child home. I am furious for you...I can't deal with incompetence (did you notice that?)
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• Canada
21 Jan 08
i'm sure you'' love this next story. the third day she was in the hospital she started vomitting everywhere. i pressed the button for the nurse for help but she was busy and didn't come wich i understand but i went out in the hall after 5 minutes to find someone for help. she comes out of a room and says what. i said my duaghter's vomitting everywhere. she replies ya and . i was so angry, i'm like i need help and this is a new sympton so i'm a little worried. i was not happy at all.
@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
20 Jan 08
Oh. Wow. I am sorry to hear that. I can't believe the hospital did not see that she had a colapsed lung. That is just rediculous of them. I am very glad to hear that she is doing okay now. Blessed be.
• Canada
20 Jan 08
poor thing is still so exhausted. she fell asleep around 4 pm i woke her up at 5:30 for supper and she had a few bites and asked to go back to bed. i hope she sleeps all night cause we have to get up early in the morning so i can take her to the babysitters and i want her to get enought sleep.
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@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
20 Jan 08
Awwww. I hope she feels better. I think if she gets a good night sleep, that it will help her out alot. I hope she gets well soon. I hate it when any of my family is sick.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
22 Jan 08
Oh, your poor baby, I hope she is doing better, and how are you doing? I know it's so hard on us mom's when our kids are sick, especially when they are that sick. I think it's crazy that they didn't see she had a collapsed lung, I might go to a different hospital next time. (I hope there isn't a next time.)
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• Canada
23 Jan 08
there is no ther hospital around where i live. they just closed the other hospital a few months ago. anyway i'm sick now. i have pnamonia again. her and i get it often but it's never been as bad as what she just went through. kierrah is doing much better. she went to school today for the first time in 2 weeks. she was so excited to be back at school. i went at lunch time to giver her her meds and she looked so happy
• Australia
21 Jan 08
I am glad your daughter is now on the mend.As a parent I know how stressful it is when children are sick.You feel so useless.I can relate to how you feel,my son when younger was in hospital and he had a red arm band on telling the medication he was allergic to and Guess What? they gave him that medication.I know some people will say doctors and nurses are only normal and can make mistakes but this is peoples lives and you can't afford to make mistakes.If I were you I would lodge a formal complaint.
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• Canada
21 Jan 08
that's unbeleivable. they say those medical alert bracelets are going to save your life in case of an emergency people will know what they can and can't give you as meds and the doctors should know this. in my case as well i have people saying well they are so busy. well if they are that busy that they can't give proper care to a little child or anyone else then the hospital should be informed so they can figure out a way to get extra doctors in. if they don't know the problem they can't fix it
@aretha (2540)
• United States
24 Jan 08
oh how sad. its so hard when our kids are sick. its great to hear that she is doing better. my middle son was very sick when he was smaller and its so hard on them and us. i always felt so helpless. poor little thing she had it bad. it great shes doing better now. good luck
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
23 Jan 08
awwww sorry to hear about your daughter poppo, i hope she gets better soon! nasty cold flu bugs are going around as my son has a slight case of bronchitis and has been off school since last friday.
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
21 Jan 08
I was sorry to here about your daughter. It is a shame that they did not see the lung problem before they sent the child home. Maybe someone needs to have a talk with the administration of the hospital. I think I would. I hope she is doing better now. I saw the post about her wanting to go back to school now so I guess she is starting to recover. The problem with what happened to you is that this actually happens with hospitals more than not. After my daughter was born I told the doctors I was not feeling well. They told me I had a temperature of 100.0 and that was not a temperature. Well they sent me home with a slight temperature and in less than twenty four hours I was back in the hospital with a fever of 104. Sometimes I wonder what good are hospitals to begin with. Again I can not tell you how much I hope your little girl feels better. Keep doing what you are doing because from what I have read here you are a great mom.
@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
21 Jan 08
My kids both had pneumonia twice, although neither was ever hospitalized or had the complications your daughter had! For several years after that they always got the pneumonia vaccination along with the flu shot. Glad she's home where she can get some real rest. You certainly can't sleep in a hospital!
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@carolscash (9504)
• United States
20 Jan 08
I am glad that your daughter is home now and I hope that she has a full recovery soon. It is scary to think that her oxygen levels were low and they missed a collapsed lung. I really wonder about our medical care at times. I am sure that she will be fine but it will take some time for her to regain her strength.
@mummybec (685)
• Australia
20 Jan 08
I am so sorry to hear that - Glad to hear she is now home and hopefully she will only improve from now :) I cannot believe that they missed her collapsed lung!! Hope she gets better real soon :)
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