"Sons admittance to children's ward"
About: Russells Hall Hospital / Paediatrics Russells Hall Hospital Paediatrics DY1 2HQ
Posted by MsMum (as ),
On the whole the experience would be one I would never want to repeat. I felt I was kept in the dark about the treatment that was given to my son (apparently it was query meningitis), the junior Dr (I presume) that kept trying and failing to cannulate my son successfully.
The horror he endured that night will scar me mentally for years. And not forgetting the absolutely awful play specialist who on being asked to assist with distracting my 3yr old so he would take his medications (orally), told my son she would "make Mummy go home and leave him there" if he didn't take them.
Still makes me shiver knowing what he was put through at an already distressing time!
I should have realised what we were in for, after telling the Nurse who came over to give my son Calpol to reduce his temperature that Calpol will make him vomit, she literally forced it down him, sat him up with a smug look and said "that was easy, all done" at which he promptly vomited all over her, the bed, the floor and himself.