Sunday, February 27, 2011

Look, I haven't run away!

Man oh man, has this been a week. I'll keep this brief, because I know you won't want to read a huge novel of woe and distress. Let's just say that life has stolen my brain for the last few weeks. Seriously, this is no fun!

Have you noticed that sitting in the hospital will wear you out? My son was in the hospital this week, and it was a pretty stressful environment. I have no idea why doctors don't know more about diabetes or how to treat it, but honestly it's enough to make me want to choke someone. Thankfully, I was able to get the necessary people to call kiddo's endocrinology team so that they could be told what to do. But trust me... I was ready to pull my hair out, or perhaps someone else's.

If you happen to be in the hospital and the doctor/nurses/whoever isn't listening to you about how to handle a chronic condition you have, please don't be afraid to tell them to call your regular doctor. You may be able to use the phrasing I did this week:  "I know I'm not a doctor and am just some ranting nobody, and I don't expect you to take my word on this. However, my doctor knows how to handle this situation. Please call [insert specialist here] to verify how she would like this condition managed."

Also, keep in mind that no matter what they're doing, your doctor is on your side. She wants you to be healthy and strong. She isn't ignoring you to be mean, she honestly believes she knows more about managing your condition than you do. They see lots of people telling them how to treat things, and most of them are total wackadoos. Try to stay calm, and talk to them with respect. Yelling at them will get you nowhere fast.

With that, I'm going to lie down again. I'm wiped out from this last few days and need some major rest. I've got some goodies to post soon... here's a teaser of what I'll be talking about next time.

The monkeys have stolen my brain!
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  1. Hope you get some time to recover and that your kiddo is fine. Love the sneak peek!

  2. Here's hoping everyone stays well and gets all the rest they need.

  3. Hope you get to rest up from hospitaling! That is definitely very wearing. Also, I can't wait to see that nail art in full detail...looks amazing!

  4. Hope everything is all better now health wise! I am a nurse (that's what pays for my polish addiction!) and I'm proud of you for standing up for your son. Patients and patients families often do know best. I hate to see how some of my coworkers talk down to, or ignore what their patients are trying to say. We were all taught the same in nursing school that we have to be patient advocates. I don't know why some have forgotten that.... As for doctors... Too many have god complexes! But just wanted to say that you did the right thing! Stay strong! ;)


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