I am thankful that when we paged the pediatric registrar yesterday
that he was someone who was familiar with the girl
and that he listened and then told us to dose her up with more prednisone
and to bring her into A & E.
He flagged Ivy’s name and so when we arrived
we were put straight through.
We went in without a plan and without knowing who would be our doctor
but I knew we would be staying -
when we left home Ivy’s temperature was holding steady at 40
and I’d counted her heart rate in at around 170 bpm.
By the time she was triaged it was a thumping 195.
I was grateful that the doctor there also knew Ivy.
She was swift and kind
and ordered tests
and gave the girl fluids and hydrocortisone
and then started IV antibiotics.
I felt lucky that she was there.
The nurses in A&E were efficient and lovely
and really, I could not have asked for better care for Ivy.
Our arrival on the ward no different -
the nurses helped us to settle in and set Ivy up on drips and feeds.
They made sure she was comfortable.
I know that some days I feel angry and out of place in this world of hospitals
I’m not sure that I will ever get used to having a child with health issues,
if I will ever stop striving for a solid plan
and a doctor who understands not only Ivy’s needs but my needs too
but I do know about giving credit where it’s due.
Without the doctors and the nurses who looked after Ivy last night
things could be so much worse than they are
and because of them my girl feels better today
And for that, I am very grateful indeed.
So glad that this Dr got it happening so that Ivy is feeling better today. It must be such a relief.
So good to hear Ivy got the care she needed and, even better to hear she’s doing better. *fingers crossed* for a short stay.
Tiff, I am so pleased you are feeling more comfortable and that Ivy is receiving the care she needs. hugs to you both.
It’s so nice to hear you’ve had a pleasant experience for a change. Wonderful too to hear that Ivy is feeling a little better today. Hope things keep on improving.
Such a relief for you, Tiff. I’m really pleased and hope you’re not there too long.
I must admit I feel like being an advocate for a sick child takes away my dignity on some level because I am so hopelessly grateful when someone actually listens to me. I get annoyed at myself for my puppy-like gratitude when my child does receive care from someone who listens to me, someone who actually puts him first.
I guess it makes me wonder: why do we turn into jelly with appreciation when people actually do their job? Have we set the bar so low with distressing examples of lack of proper care?
I, too, am in your position somewhat, Tiff and I’m conflicted about my own feelings of gratitude in similar circumstances. I’m sending lots of good vibes to Ivy to recover soon.
Thank goodness that you got the help you needed. I am so pleased to hear that. So good that the paed listened to you and sorted things out. Hopefully she is on the mend now.
Thank goodness you got someone familiar with the dear girl and she’s getting the care she needs xxx
Hooray – I hope your stay is short and blessed with such great interactions.
Hope she is well enough to go home soon. xx
Im glad it was a good wx
Im glad it was a good experience and you were taken good care of.
Hooray for effective treatment!
I’m so glad to read this.
I hope Ivy is well enough to go home again soon.
What a difference it makes when proper treatment is put in place promptly by knowledgeable & caring professionals who are not afraid to make decisions without a plan in place or reference to Ivy’s paed.
As a result, this admission has been so much less stressful for both you & Ivy and could well mean an earlier than usual discharge with the issue that necessitated Ivy’s presentation at A&E resolved.
Seems you made the absolute right decision once again, despite the advice (or lack of) of the immunologist and a paed in absentia.
The best news is that you are comfortable with and grateful for the appropriate care that is allowing Ivy to recover well.
I’m so glad that things went smoothly and Ivy is feeling better.
I agree with Kris’s comment.
Way to go team! Now this is good healthcare… glad you’re having a better experience. Wishing you a brief stay and the family reunited soon!
Rooting for you both. Hope the Babe continues to feel better. Love, light,and luck. xoxo
Yay for awesome doctors!
I agree with everyone – collective caring at its best (especially mum’s comment). Thinking of you & Ivy always, albeit from a very long way away but in this virtual world distance is nothing. x
I wish you didn’t HAVE to be grateful for proper care.
Such a relief to read this post, sending them up for Ivyand you and the rest of your dear family.
A relief. But Ivy/everyone should ALWAYS get care like that – as standard! Hoping that Ivy is on the improve so all the family can be together again. I can’t even imagine your exhaustion Tiff, physical and emotionally. HUGS
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