I haven't been on this forum for a long time but I was wondering if you very wise and lovely people could provide me with some help!?! Last month, I had my first and probably worst attack I have ever had in the last 2 years. It was my first admission to adults and to be honest adults was awful. I was left in A and E for 3 hours before seeing a doctor and nearly signed out AMA and went to another hospital. I had HR of 160 (which I was told was normal for nebs - which for me isn't I went in on 1/2 hourly!) and my sats dropped to mid 80s and was completely ignored. Anyway after a Doctor came everything moved much faster with lots of IVS as was very hypoxic.
Was moved to CCU and told I was only allowed 4 nourly nebs as nebs can do heart damage with tachycardia! (But as my con pointed out my HR was due too hypoxia) Anyway on ward round I was told that I was heading to ICU if not careful much to the idiot locom doctors surprise....! BUT after this things got gradually worse then better then my mum came and helped me.
My question is that unlike any other attack the care I got deeply disturbed me, especially as thought it was illegal to have a severe adthma attack and a doctor to not assess you within an hour. How do you get over such experiences? And most importantly Im off to uni in Sept what do I do when I cannot speak for myself but I have noone by my side?
My con was horrified but said there was no point righting a plan for the hospital as they clearly wouldn't follow it. What would you reccommend?!?!
Sorry for the long moany msg but could do with some info!
Thanks MAy xx