people I met in the emergency room

@savypat (20248)
United States
April 5, 2009 1:46pm CST
Thursday I got to spend 8 hours in the emergency room with my grown daughter who was in terrible pain. We were there trying to find the reason for her pain. I wanted to tell you about some of the people who worked there. We had a nurse who was a cheerful soul and kept our spirits up with her sunny attitude, Another was the Nurse Practitioner who was the one looking for clues to the pain, she was very professional and very interested in finding the reasons for the pain, there were also several young student nurses both male and female who came to give attention to our small needs. My daughter was taken from one machine to another over this time for study blood was drawn, pain meds were given for the pain and all this was done slowly but efficiently, mean while these people were all dealing with about 15 other cases. None of them was ever upset with us or impatient, even though no reason was found for the pain, many very dangerous causes were ruled out. After 8 hours we went home with pain medication to make it through the night. I was disappointed that no cause was found but very impressed that all these people tried to help and were never so frustrated that they took it out on us. The next day her personal Doctor decided that it was extreme muscle spasm in her back and put her back in her back brace to help this heal.
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12 responses
• Canada
5 Apr 09
When I had terrible pain in my back and stomach they did tons of tests which came up with nothing until they did an ultrasound and found gallstones, That pain was unbearable and even with my gallbladder removed I still get the pain usually once a week sometimes longer if I am lucky.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
5 Apr 09
I'm sorry that you live with pain many of us do. It's just seems a fact of life.
• Canada
5 Apr 09
Yepp too many people live with it. We need to find a miracle cure lol
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• Canada
6 Apr 09
Yea, doctors these days don't really do much to solve the cases. Sorry to hear about your pain, hope things are getting better for you now. I think you should maybe see a specialist now that you had your gallbladder removed and ask him why you still get that pain ? Maybe it's just a question of time.
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@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Back pain is no Fun and hope that putting your daughter back in the brace helps. I have had to deal with back pain on and off for quite a while now myself and know that it does make it hard to function at times for sure. You might also want to consider a warm bath or heating pad if that will help. I know that is what I have had to do from time to time and it helps.
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@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
6 Apr 09
That is a very encouraging story. Im glad there was nothing serious wrong. I have learned that there isnt always a cut and dry answer for pain. I too have been to ER with extreme pain in the area of the gall bladder. There is a stone there but they wont remove it as they say its too large and will probably never bother me..Hope it doesnt when In 80! I have had some horrible experiences with ER and only a very few good ones. Glad yours was good and hope your daughter is feeling better soon.
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• India
6 Apr 09
You r lucky to have such an efficient hospital and doctors in your city, I do't know from which country u r. Normally we hear that there was a long wait for doctors and no body was there to attend the patients, it is there in European countries that such a prompt service is there in hospitals. In India there are few hospitals that have such efficiency as stated by u. I hopw that in India all hospitals and the staff will work with a great dedication.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
6 Apr 09
thats good to hear about the co-operation of the medical staff,hope that your daughter feels better with the backbraceand hope she will be healed soon of the pains.
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@flyrock (58)
• China
6 Apr 09
Thanks Jesus,nothing was serious,as you described,the professional doctors and nurses are all like angels,white angels,keep a little patient,everything will be alright in the future,I wish you daughter nothing but good health.
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@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
6 Apr 09
quite often in hospital emergency rooms they cant find the cause of a persons pain so they send you home with a painkiller and leave the rest up to the family doctor. You were fortunate to have good nurses and doctors, one time I took my 14 yr old to the emergency room for severe stomach pain and the nurse was so rude to my daughter it wasnt funny. it turned out that she had a very large cyst on her ovary and the nurse got a little nicer but not much.
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
6 Apr 09
i have spent some time lately in the emergency ward, firstly for my hubby who had a serious sinus infection (he ended up going back 3 times) and i had to go to get a cyst drained. i have had no problem and enjoyed chatting with the people who like me, were waiting.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Hey pat! Isn't that great to know that the doctors in training are so calm and didn't flinsh at the emergencies that they were facing! This shows that they will make wonderful doctors, especially in the ER where they need to always remain clam no matter what they see or what they hear! I think that your experience is a great thing and should make you and people in your community be able to rest assured that when they are in need of medical care from this hospital that they will indeed be in the best possible care!
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@moneymommy (3421)
• United States
5 Apr 09
Sounds like you had a lot of great professional Doctors and nurses. That is good to hear. Glad nothing was serious!
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• United States
5 Apr 09
How wonderful! I've had some real horror stories in the ER. There's a huge difference, and that is that there were well over 100 other patients waiting for treatment at the same time. Smaller places certainly have their allure!
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• United States
5 Apr 09
Well I am glad to hear that you had a good experiance at this place. I think it is a shame that you were there that long but I guess the meds more than likely helped your daughter. I realize pain is a part of life but sometimes we cannot bear it. I myself have some pain in my neck from an acceident that I had in a car a few years ago. Let me tell you the accident was not that bad but my neck has felt it ever since. Take care and I hope your daughter starts to feel better.
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