I saw something earlier today about a woman who called 911 bc her dd was throwing up everywhere and the other moms were saying she shouldn't have called 911. Good or bad, she did what she felt was best...
Has there been a time when you took your LO to the ER and where chastised for it?
When dd was about 13 mo's old I took her to her ped for a regular check up. no shots or anything. We left his office and got groc and came home. I had dd in her highchair with some fruit while I put groc away. I happened to look over at her and she was COVERED in hives! I called her ped but at this point it was 4 and he was closing. They told me if she wasn't have breathing difficulties to just give her a bath some byendryl and put her to bed. But if the hives spread or got on her face or anything to go to the ER. So I gave he a bath and laid her down for a bit. When she woke up there was not a spot on her not covered in hives. I packed her up and off to the ER we went. The doctor walks in, looks at dd and says "she's having a reaction, give her this" and handed me a prescription for a steriod and left. Made me feel like a giant idiot for even taking her in there.
When she was about 7 mos old we were out of town visiting my parents and she got this horrible cough. My ped had told me not to give her any cold meds. Just use warm water etc. Well the cough was getting worse and worse and she eventaully started coughing so much she was vomitting. After she vomitted the second time I took her to a clinic, but they wanted paid up front and I did not ahve an extra $150. So they said to take her to the ER. Of course while in the ER dd doesn't cough a single time, and her temp dropped to below 102. The dr. ordered a chest xray just to rule out coup or anything. The tech was giving me all kinds of shit. She said "So you brought your baby to the Er because she was coughing?" I was like NO I brought my 8 month old bc she is running a fever and has been coughing so much she is throwing up. They treated me like I was wasting their time. The doctor just said "give her cough syrup" I told him her ped had told me not to, and he waved his arm in te air and said "she can have some just read the bottle" and walked off. (I didn't give her any meds. I got an apt with a local ped the next day and he gave her some meds).