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Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 1:13pm
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

Don't beat yourself up over the Epi use.
There are many circumstances where using an Epi when it shouldn't be given will kill someone. It should [b]never[/b] be thought of as a quick life saving treatment for all circumstances.

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 1:21pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I don't have any insight into your DS' situation, but I wanted to type a response. I literally was crying reading your post. What a horrible ordeal---and that is an understatement. I can't imagine how frightening that hospital stay was. I also cannot believe you got such grossly negligent care. That's preposterous that you had to keep thinking of things and asking them to check them. Thank goodness you are such an intelligent, well-informed person who was willing to speak up and wasn't intimidated by the "experts." When things settle down a bit, please consider filing complaints against that horrible doctor. He should not be practicing emergency medicine, in my opinion.
I hope that they figure out what caused your DS' "episode," for lack of a better term. Hopefully it was something that will never pose an issue again, and hopefully he makes a full recovery. Many of the symptoms can be signs of an allergic reaction (as well as other things), but like you said, allergic reactions don't cause fever. My guess would be that it was something else, but I'm not a medical professional. My best wishes go out to you and your whole family!
Mookie---Mom to Devin (PA, born 2004) and Brendan (PA, TNA, SA; born 1999)

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 9:05pm
Rach's picture
Joined: 05/01/2001 - 09:00

Hi, I don't really have any advice at all, but just wanted to say that my thoughts and best wishes are with you, and wishing your son a speedy recovery
Take care

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 10:02pm
CDMom's picture
Joined: 12/30/2005 - 09:00

Oh, Mistey, I am so sorry for all that you and ds have been through! What a nightmare! I, like the others, am just stunned by it all. I really don't have any insight regarding the cause, but it does sound like the ER dr. really messed up, which of course would lead them to try to cover that up. What an example you are to us all of standing up for your child. I'm so glad that you were finally sent a wonderful caring dr. - to actually hold your child, what a gift that is! I also am so glad to hear that ds is improving.
It can be so hard to continue to be strong but know that you and ds are being lifted up in prayer - for complete recovery, for strength, for insight for you and drs.
Please keep us updated on his progress.
Jamie - mom to:
Morgan (dd-13) - NKA
Ethan (10) - asthma, enviromental allergies
Carson (5) - PA/TNA/EA/Soy
- enviromental allergies, slight asthma?

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 10:58pm
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Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

I have absolutely no insight whatsoever, but just wanted to send you and your family a big {{{hug}}} after an absolutely unspeakable ordeal. I'm just sort of speechless right now.
Please keep us posted and let us know how your little guy is doing.

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 11:02pm
turtle's picture
Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

No advice either, but you any your little boy will be in my prayers. I cried (in my office) reading your post. No child or family should have to go through that. Hang in there and I am glad he is feeling better.

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 11:15pm
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Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

If the ER doctor messed up, do you think it would be beneficial to get an opinion of another doctor outside the hospital as to what happened? It sounds like someone who would specialize in infectious diseases and an allergist (is that why you mentioned Dr. Sampson?)
I would be going absolutely crazy waiting a week and still not having any answers, my heart really goes out to you!
You mentioned the discharge papers...they don't usually say much right? What about the hospital records? Could you request a copy of those with all the test results etc?
Still thinking of you all today and hoping you have answers soon. Meg

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 11:23pm
synthia's picture
Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

Mistey,My heart goes out to you and your family during trying time.
My first thought when I read your post was the Red dye in the jello.,other then that I really have no clue.
(((hugs)))sending a angel your way.
Love this site

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 11:38pm
Emmie's picture
Joined: 10/27/2002 - 09:00

I am so sorry. I was shaking reading what happened. How is your son today?
I just wanted to send your son, you, and your family my best wishes and prayers.

Posted on: Thu, 01/12/2006 - 11:59pm
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Joined: 07/05/2004 - 09:00

I have no advice to you either but I think you should continue to seek out other opinions and don't stop until you're satisfied...call in whatever "big guns" you can find and I agree get a COMPLETE copy of the hospital records asap. Please know we're thinking of you and your son and please update us when you can.


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