Hello all, long time no speak!
So I was admitted again today to my local, Hillingdon. Although in the past I have had some awful experiences there, I'm actually happy with going there now as I now have a patient passport and Hillingdon have a proper care plan for me now, I see a cons there too so they all know me and have been sooo much better!
Today in resus~ I was completely awful, was assessed by anaethesists regarding intubation, in the end I needed a bipap (a lot of improvement now though and I'm already back on just lots of oxygen and back to back nebs)
So I was lying there with a potassium drip, a magnesium drip, an antibiotic drop and a theophylline drip, on oxygen and just about dying.
and the nurses were horrible! I begged them for more nebs and they shouted at me that I couldn't have them even though the doctor said yes and had gone to get one (but was bleeped off somewhere) and then the male nurse suddenly yanked my iv line hard and It hurt so much I just burst into tears, still struggling horribly to breathe, and all the nurses pretended they didn't notice me crying, the only one who said anything was the male nurse who shouted rudely 'why are you crying?!'- why do you think? I'm 16, alone, in the resuscitation unit, being assessed for intensive care, crying all alone and trying so hard to breathe. I was so angry with him and the other nurse!
So I was just left crying my eyes out, all alone and so low I just wanted to die.
Any of you had similar, horrible experiences?