"Being sent to A & E"
Posted by Lipstogs (as ),
Went into A&E with a severe Crohns flare... liquid morphine, tramadol and zappain had been admitted for 14 hours prior to going to A&E... We were sent there by 111 as a priority case, having already had an ambulance to the home earlier in the day.
When we arrived a A&E we were told we weren't a priority case and had to wait as everyone else. My husband complained at reception and we were seen with in the next 30minutes.
I was asked several questions put on a trolley and put in a room to have an ecg and a canula inserted.
This was put in wrong causing a lot of pain and my muscle to swell as they were trying to administer morphine etc... This had to redone in another arm! Again painful.
I was given a syringe of liquid morphine and some buscopan. It took the edge of the pain away BUT I was still in pain.... and to my horror after the Dr came round stating my bloods were ok that I was being sent home
I explained that the reason I was in A&E in the first place was because my meds at home were not working but they offered no other solution and sent me packing.
Needless to say when I got home I was still in a lot of pain. I took my pain meds and didn't get any sleep, and I think I finally passed out due to exhaustion around 5am.
Luckily when I woke the pain had subsided slightly.
I got more help from the specialist the following day in an outpatients appointment that I did in A&E! ! !