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?