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Run to the er everytime your child throws up or has a fever. It's so annoying!! Flu viruses can not be cured with antibiotics. Your body has to fight it off.
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 13, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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myperfect4inok
by Silver Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM
Yes it has happened more times that I want.
But it starts as a common cold. 5 times in her first year of life it was RSV. The other times there was not an official diagnosis. But because I know the signs and I as an informed parent knows what my pediatrician as told me as well as the specialist, I go to the ER for a common cold. To be proactive in her health. So while you are putting parents down you don't really know what's going on with all of them.


Quoting Anonymous:

This happens to you a lot? Because its not a common cold when your o2 Sats are plummeting or her heart is racing from not being able to catch air.




Quoting myperfect4inok:

And I don't really give a shit because while they are laughing it may be while I'm I'm there that my daughters heart starts racing or about the time the doctor walks in and says its time to life flight her if things don't change. Or it might be about the time her O2 stats start plummeting. So while it looks like a common cold its not and I will go to the ER from now on, skipping urgent care if its after hours so I only have one bill to pay, not to water $75 there for them to triage me in and immediately direct me to the ER.


So, yep I will go to the ER with a cold every damn time I feel as a parent its needed.






Quoting Anonymous:

I do;) and although everyone is probably really nice to you in the back of their mind they are probably thinking you are annoying as hell








Quoting myperfect4inok:

Well I hope you don't work in my ER cause I go to the ER for a cold with my daughter.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:39 AM
I don't believe I said NEVER take your kid to the er no matter what


Quoting lilbit04:

Alright then so what's the big deal? If my 2 yr old is running a fever and I can't get it down, you bet your ass ill be taking him to the ER. I'm not one of those moms that takes him just bc he has a cough, that's what they make dr appt for, but if its severe enough I'm. It taking chances.




Quoting Anonymous:

Yes. I work there. Thank you.






Quoting lilbit04:

You do realize they see the extremely ill/injured first?








Quoting Anonymous:

My concern is that it clogs the ER and takes attention and time away from actual emergencies. In some cases their bills do not get paid at all, so the hospital foots the bill for my time, the doctors time, and any medical equipment used during your "emergency"










Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Unless you are paying the ER bill, I don't see how it is any concern of yours.






Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:43 AM
You're sweet ;) I'm a phlebotomist. I was just accepted to the RN/BSN program this year though!
I wouldn't mind cleaning toilets though I never have time because of all the asinine things people come to the ER for


Quoting TrouserMouse:

Cleaning toilets isn't exactly working in the ER.



Quoting Anonymous:

Yes. I work there. Thank you.






Quoting lilbit04:

You do realize they see the extremely ill/injured first?








Quoting Anonymous:

My concern is that it clogs the ER and takes attention and time away from actual emergencies. In some cases their bills do not get paid at all, so the hospital foots the bill for my time, the doctors time, and any medical equipment used during your "emergency"










Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Unless you are paying the ER bill, I don't see how it is any concern of yours.





lilbit04
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:45 AM
Your right you said YOU DON'T NEED TO RUN TO THE ER EVERY TIME YADA YADA YADA.....with that being said I know how the medical system works and I do believe ppl go in for bs reasons but every time any of my kids get a fever they start convulsing not so much my oldest but the younger two and I will not take any chances.


Quoting Anonymous:

I don't believe I said NEVER take your kid to the er no matter what




Quoting lilbit04:

Alright then so what's the big deal? If my 2 yr old is running a fever and I can't get it down, you bet your ass ill be taking him to the ER. I'm not one of those moms that takes him just bc he has a cough, that's what they make dr appt for, but if its severe enough I'm. It taking chances.






Quoting Anonymous:

Yes. I work there. Thank you.








Quoting lilbit04:

You do realize they see the extremely ill/injured first?










Quoting Anonymous:

My concern is that it clogs the ER and takes attention and time away from actual emergencies. In some cases their bills do not get paid at all, so the hospital foots the bill for my time, the doctors time, and any medical equipment used during your "emergency"












Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Unless you are paying the ER bill, I don't see how it is any concern of yours.







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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:49 AM
Then obviously I wasn't speaking to you. Why are you trying to defend yourself?


Quoting lilbit04:

Your right you said YOU DON'T NEED TO RUN TO THE ER EVERY TIME YADA YADA YADA.....with that being said I know how the medical system works and I do believe ppl go in for bs reasons but every time any of my kids get a fever they start convulsing not so much my oldest but the younger two and I will not take any chances.




Quoting Anonymous:

I don't believe I said NEVER take your kid to the er no matter what






Quoting lilbit04:

Alright then so what's the big deal? If my 2 yr old is running a fever and I can't get it down, you bet your ass ill be taking him to the ER. I'm not one of those moms that takes him just bc he has a cough, that's what they make dr appt for, but if its severe enough I'm. It taking chances.








Quoting Anonymous:

Yes. I work there. Thank you.










Quoting lilbit04:

You do realize they see the extremely ill/injured first?












Quoting Anonymous:

My concern is that it clogs the ER and takes attention and time away from actual emergencies. In some cases their bills do not get paid at all, so the hospital foots the bill for my time, the doctors time, and any medical equipment used during your "emergency"














Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Unless you are paying the ER bill, I don't see how it is any concern of yours.








lilbit04
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:56 AM
I'm not...but you dont know everyone's back story which is why I posted. Everyone is different and you working in the ER should know that.


Quoting Anonymous:

Then obviously I wasn't speaking to you. Why are you trying to defend yourself?




Quoting lilbit04:

Your right you said YOU DON'T NEED TO RUN TO THE ER EVERY TIME YADA YADA YADA.....with that being said I know how the medical system works and I do believe ppl go in for bs reasons but every time any of my kids get a fever they start convulsing not so much my oldest but the younger two and I will not take any chances.






Quoting Anonymous:

I don't believe I said NEVER take your kid to the er no matter what








Quoting lilbit04:

Alright then so what's the big deal? If my 2 yr old is running a fever and I can't get it down, you bet your ass ill be taking him to the ER. I'm not one of those moms that takes him just bc he has a cough, that's what they make dr appt for, but if its severe enough I'm. It taking chances.










Quoting Anonymous:

Yes. I work there. Thank you.












Quoting lilbit04:

You do realize they see the extremely ill/injured first?














Quoting Anonymous:

My concern is that it clogs the ER and takes attention and time away from actual emergencies. In some cases their bills do not get paid at all, so the hospital foots the bill for my time, the doctors time, and any medical equipment used during your "emergency"
















Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Unless you are paying the ER bill, I don't see how it is any concern of yours.









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lunabella79
by Platinum Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:58 AM
You're not right! It amazes me ho some partents jump for the tiniest things and others don't do anything about the serious stuff SMH...

Also, many people will go to the er because they don't have insurance and can't go tobtye dr.


Quoting Anonymous:

My concern is that it clogs the ER and takes attention and time away from actual emergencies. In some cases their bills do not get paid at all, so the hospital foots the bill for my time, the doctors time, and any medical equipment used during your "emergency"




Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Unless you are paying the ER bill, I don't see how it is any concern of yours.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:07 AM
I take my kids when there is an emergency, which is rare. Last time we went my son tried to superman out of his treehouse and broke his arm.

And people who don't have insurance and go to the ER for someone else to pay for is a completely different debate.


Quoting lunabella79:

You're not right! It amazes me ho some partents jump for the tiniest things and others don't do anything about the serious stuff SMH...



Also, many people will go to the er because they don't have insurance and can't go tobtye dr.




Quoting Anonymous:

My concern is that it clogs the ER and takes attention and time away from actual emergencies. In some cases their bills do not get paid at all, so the hospital foots the bill for my time, the doctors time, and any medical equipment used during your "emergency"






Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Unless you are paying the ER bill, I don't see how it is any concern of yours.



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:09 AM
Yes, I do know their back story. It is called a medical history.


Quoting lilbit04:

I'm not...but you dont know everyone's back story which is why I posted. Everyone is different and you working in the ER should know that.




Quoting Anonymous:

Then obviously I wasn't speaking to you. Why are you trying to defend yourself?






Quoting lilbit04:

Your right you said YOU DON'T NEED TO RUN TO THE ER EVERY TIME YADA YADA YADA.....with that being said I know how the medical system works and I do believe ppl go in for bs reasons but every time any of my kids get a fever they start convulsing not so much my oldest but the younger two and I will not take any chances.








Quoting Anonymous:

I don't believe I said NEVER take your kid to the er no matter what










Quoting lilbit04:

Alright then so what's the big deal? If my 2 yr old is running a fever and I can't get it down, you bet your ass ill be taking him to the ER. I'm not one of those moms that takes him just bc he has a cough, that's what they make dr appt for, but if its severe enough I'm. It taking chances.












Quoting Anonymous:

Yes. I work there. Thank you.














Quoting lilbit04:

You do realize they see the extremely ill/injured first?
















Quoting Anonymous:

My concern is that it clogs the ER and takes attention and time away from actual emergencies. In some cases their bills do not get paid at all, so the hospital foots the bill for my time, the doctors time, and any medical equipment used during your "emergency"


















Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Unless you are paying the ER bill, I don't see how it is any concern of yours.










lilbit04
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Wow! No kidding huh.....it really shouldn't matter to you where ppl take their kids and why, I mean after all if they didn't come you would be out of a job.


Quoting Anonymous:

Yes, I do know their back story. It is called a medical history.




Quoting lilbit04:

I'm not...but you dont know everyone's back story which is why I posted. Everyone is different and you working in the ER should know that.






Quoting Anonymous:

Then obviously I wasn't speaking to you. Why are you trying to defend yourself?








Quoting lilbit04:

Your right you said YOU DON'T NEED TO RUN TO THE ER EVERY TIME YADA YADA YADA.....with that being said I know how the medical system works and I do believe ppl go in for bs reasons but every time any of my kids get a fever they start convulsing not so much my oldest but the younger two and I will not take any chances.










Quoting Anonymous:

I don't believe I said NEVER take your kid to the er no matter what












Quoting lilbit04:

Alright then so what's the big deal? If my 2 yr old is running a fever and I can't get it down, you bet your ass ill be taking him to the ER. I'm not one of those moms that takes him just bc he has a cough, that's what they make dr appt for, but if its severe enough I'm. It taking chances.














Quoting Anonymous:

Yes. I work there. Thank you.
















Quoting lilbit04:

You do realize they see the extremely ill/injured first?


















Quoting Anonymous:

My concern is that it clogs the ER and takes attention and time away from actual emergencies. In some cases their bills do not get paid at all, so the hospital foots the bill for my time, the doctors time, and any medical equipment used during your "emergency"




















Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Unless you are paying the ER bill, I don't see how it is any concern of yours.











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