For those who remember the fiasco in the emergency room two weeks ago, and the fallout to Protective Services, the follow-up meeting was held this morning. I met with the Medical Director and Nursing Director, with the assistance of the Patient Advocate.
I had two primary objectives: 1) I wanted them to know Ryan, our family, and the history, and 2) I wanted to understand their standard of care. A secondary objective was for them to knock it off with calling Protective Services.
So, like I’ve preached to my children to do their whole life, we surrounded ourselves with the right people. In this case at the hospital. I doubt the same poor decisions will be made in the future, but I remain skeptical until it is so proven.
One item of interest is the medical people I met with are readers of this blog. At least in so far as the spent the time to become familiar with Ryan. I’m impressed. Then again, I’m easily impressed.
Afterwards, I spent about ten minutes up in the ICU talking to the staff. We thought they did a wonderful job with Ryan when he was in over the New Year. And, hey, I’m not above smoozing if it helps my children.
Speaking of which, Kari had another eventful night. She developed an ear infection. For her, they are exceptionally painful and come on within hours. Sue coordinated getting a taxi to her dorm, then the E.R., then the pharmacy, then back to her dorm. She was in such pain. 🙁
Around 5:00 AM she was back in her dorm and seemingly asleep. She is now on ear drops for pain and antibiotics for the infection. There is little worse than being away from home and not feeling well. At some point, things need to start breaking her way again…