Anyone ever have this problem?

United States
November 24, 2008 12:22pm CST
Ok, last night my mother went to the hospital because she was in a extreme pain. well we called the Ambulance for her. My mom takes a lot of medication and has a lot of medical problems, she always has from what I can remember. Well when they arrived, they first acted like they did not want to take her and then gathered up a bit of a malfunction or whatever you want to call it because they had to take her down steps. Well, they broke two steps on our outside steps by slamming down the chair thing they had her in(which I helped to get her in, because the guy was just letting her stand there knowing that she could barely walk.)One of the other crew members made a little comment and taking a painkiller and then chasing it with a anti-biotic. And apparently they thought it was funny. I can say this much, the hospital treatment she got was above and beyond I thought compared to the actions of the ambulance crew. and least the volunteers that came to help carry her down the stairs were nice. If you don't have the compassion or and sense of emotion for someone who might be in pain or the multiple amounts of things that they have to deal with then you should not be doing that line of work. Most of that was some stress and anger release, but feel free to comment.
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4 responses
• United States
26 Nov 08
yea,i had a problem with the last crew that came for my mother. she has a gamut of things legitimately wrong with her and they were giving me crap about calling an ambulance rather than taking her myself. she can't walk right,i can't lift her,and i don't drive. she was exhibiting signs of a stroke,and that was the best choice to me. i got the same snide comment about painkillers because she was slurring.
• United States
26 Nov 08
Well I hope everything went well with your mom, and I bet if you had taken her by car and gotten to the ER they would have said why didnt you bring her in the ambulance?. Our Landlord came and fixed the steps that they broke, and he is planning on making sure that they pay for it. Because the steps was in fine condition before they came.
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• United States
26 Nov 08
oh i have no doubt they would have said that. she was ok after a day or so-they said it was in fact a mini stroke. good for your landlord-they should pay for that. no excuse to be slamming that gurney like that.
@gemini_rose (16192)
26 Nov 08
That sounds like a really bad service that you had from the ambulance crew, I think if I had heard them I would have had to say something to them, either that or I would have put a complaint in about them.
• United States
26 Nov 08
complaint is being made, I didn't say anything while they was taking her because. I didn't know if they would take it out on her during the amublance ride down to the hospital. And this isn't the first time the ambulance crew has done this. They did this before to my aunt. and a complaint was made then as well.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
24 Nov 08
It is okay for you to vent, you have a right to. People who work in the medical profession, be it emt, ambulance drivers etc, should have compassion for the people they are called to help. You are correct, if they do not have that in them, then maybe they should get a new career. Dealing with sick people is a very sensitive job, and they feed off of the people who are trying to help them. They feel better and confident when the help is kind and concerned, and when the help is not up to par that can make a person feel down. Hope your mom is feeling better.
@raven66 (335)
• Canada
24 Nov 08
Its when it happens to "US".. that it really affects people. But if you here it on the news or someone saying it on here as you are.. It is not very moving. I can imagine what your reaction was like ..when going through all that. but sad as it may seem we all have our bad days and make bad career decisions. just glad your mom is being taken care of now.