I'm a journalist writing a story for PARENTING magazine on whether emergency rooms are properly prepared for pediatric patients (a recent study found that only 6 percent have all the equipment needed to treat kids, and that ER physicians get little training in pediatrics.) I'd like to hear from parents about their emergency room visits - particularly if you've had both good and bad experiences and can compare.
Please contact me at [email]MHoward57@aol.com[/email] and I'll get back in touch with you and set up an interview.
FYI, I'm also the mom of a 14-year-old boy with peanut allergy (although his most recent trip to the ER was for a broken collar bone! It's always something!)