My son fell down some stairs today and he started acting all letharic so I got concerned and took him to the ER. When I got there the nurse kind of looked at me funny and took me to a room right away, like I didn't even have to sit down and wait. When I got to the room I noticed right away that there was no exam table and the nurse asked me to undress him down to his diaper. About 15 minutes later a doctor came in and begin to look at him all over and asked me to tell him what happened. I did and he said ok and left and then a woman doctor came in and did the same thing. Finally the original nurse came in and by this time he was acting fine anyway and she told me to just give him some tylenol and bring him back if A B or C happened. I mean like symptom wise. What the heck were they looking for? Bruises?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:59 AM on Sep. 16, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by jdlane1901 at 1:30 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by gabby06 at 1:03 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by glenndoir at 1:05 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by LovelyMother88 at 1:13 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by luvsmysonjames at 1:16 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
You said he fell down some stairs... of course they were looking for brusies!!
Answer by Morgain at 1:01 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:02 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by luvsmysonjames at 1:02 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
He may have had bruises on his back, his legs, arms....It would not be considered complete exam if they didn't look him over. What is he also injured his arm, but wasn't complaining of it right them, and they released him with a Fx.... would you be angry that they didn't check?? A complete medical history (PMHx) includes looking at the whole child, not just the bump on the head.
Answer by Morgain at 1:07 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by luvsmysonjames at 1:09 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
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