"Our Baby with Diabetes"
About: Raigmore Hospital / General Medicine Raigmore Hospital General Medicine IV2 3UJ Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) Edinburgh EH9 1LF Scottish Ambulance Service Scottish Ambulance Service EH12 9EB
Posted by alcudia60 (as ),
Our 19th month has just ben diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She was litterally on deaths door when the paramedics picked her up from our home and drove 50 miles to raigmore (with myself in hot persuit ).
The resuss team at Raigmore where absolutely brilliant . They explained who they were and what they were doing and why. They made myself and my partner feel at ease at the things they had to do to our little girl. Unfortunately as Raigmore has no ICU dept, Our baby and my partner were transfered to the Royal Hospital For Sick Children a few hours later.
My partner had no money, Change of clothes or phone charger with her and was constantly worried about losing touch with me. The team were magnificent with her and thankfully a week later I picked them up from Edinburgh. I cant fault any of the teams at either hospital. I would have liked a little more support for my partner. A meal or cup of tea would have been so much appreciated.
Luckily financial support came from a patient transfer from My partners Father ( who luckily works for the NHS elswhere ). This information really needs to be made readily available for people who are basically stranded. This is a small complaint. if you call it a complaint. All together I cant fault anything. After all our little girl is still with us today.