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So angry about my childs blood draw

Anonymous
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My little girl, 14 months old, had to get her lead levels and hemoglobin checked so she had to have blood drawn. This wasnt a heel stick, this was a venious collection.

So obviously I had to restrain her. She is just a baby and was scared, crying and blood draws hurt! Im an adult and I damn near have to be restrained myself.

The woman drawing her blood was in a pretty bad mood right from the start. She was rougher than she needed to be, she bruised my childs arm and not just normal blood draw bruising. She left a thumb shaped bruise on her. When my baby started screaming she told her "Hush. Nobody told you life would be a garden cry baby". Then she laughed when blood got all over my babys special blanky.

OMG I came unglued on this woman. I told her to get the fuck away from my child before I hurt her. I was so upset and screaming at her that the other nurses came in. One woman who had heard her say that to my baby came running in telling her what in the hell was wrong with her and that she was calling their boss right now. They escorted her out of the room and the nurses calmed me down. One was really sweet, the one who yelled at the bitch, and got my kid a lollipop and a book and some stickers and got some peroxide and took the blood out of the blanky for me.

I reported that bitch. I was literally in shock and tears over the way my baby was treated. Beyond pissed. I think I did a wonderful job controlling myself by not knocking that bitch into next week.

 

well we are home and the LO is fine, she is napping. I just needed to vent. Have any of you had a horrible experience with medical personel?

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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amyleigh80
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM
OMG! I'm so sorry that happened to you.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:38 PM
Since when has the lead check blood draw been out of the arm? Its always a finger stick. Call and report her.
catrig
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:38 PM
Not like that. I'm sorry you had to deal with that.
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steveshouse
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Be careful with Blood draws, they request them more than they should, they also dont tell you to wash your childs hands very carefully before they prick their finger or the reading will come out higher than it should. They tried that with my little one and we set another app. two wks later, washed his hands right in front of the Dr. they took the prick and the test was normal. 

Anything they play with can have minute traces of lead that build up, if you noticed they only wipe one finger not the whole hand during the test, then use their hands to push the blood up.

CV3
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:40 PM

That is beyond horrible. I would have lost it just as much as you did. Good for you for reporting her.

wulfeyes05
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Our kids got the finger stick
KanPsMommy
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:40 PM

My youngest was hospitalized over Christmas for over a week and while there we had an awful nurse that seriously FORGOT my child for her entire shift. My baby was coming out of a diabetic coma. She was on round the clock medicine and vital/sugar checks. I had to call her to get my DD's medicine every 4 hours because she wouldn't come until 6 hours at which point my DD was already violently puking again because her medicine had completely worn off. 

chane_L
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:40 PM

never with my kids ( only myself) 

hugs

le.sigh.333
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:41 PM

oh i am so sorry =(

lilfishbigocean
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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Very good point. It's alarming how many people don't know that!

Quoting steveshouse:

Be careful with Blood draws, they request them more than they should, they also dont tell you to wash your childs hands very carefully before they prick their finger or the reading will come out higher than it should. They tried that with my little one and we set another app. two wks later, washed his hands right in front of the Dr. they took the prick and the test was normal. 

Anything they play with can have minute traces of lead that build up, if you noticed they only wipe one finger not the whole hand during the test, then use their hands to push the blood up.

 

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