The past few days have been hell. I have watched Boo suffer, and cry in pain. I have been accused of not being able to cope as a moth...
The past few days have been hell.
I have watched Boo suffer, and cry in pain.
I have been accused of not being able to cope as a mother, by a GP who was purely annoyed by having to do a home visit.
I have been reduced to tears by frustration and sleep deprivation.
I have spent hours trying to coax my child with a phobia to take medicines that I know he is not going to tolerate.
I have been ignored by medical professionals.
I have been made to feel as though I am just being difficult, and that Boo's condition is just a figment of my imagination.
I have been made to feel guilty for fighting my child's corner.
I have been made to feel as though I am over reacting for being concerned for my child.
But do you know what ..... I would do it all over again as long as it gets the right outcome.
As long as Boo receives the care he needs.
Should it have to be this way?
Well the answer to that is as plain as the nose on your face ...... There is NO way anyone should have to fight as much as I have over the last few days to get my child the medical care he needed.
NO one should be told by their GP that they won't do a home visit ..... even though it was requested by NHS Direct.
NO one should have to fight for that level of care. It's what we pay our taxes for!
NO one should be belittled in front of their child(ren).
NO one should be made to feel as though they are in the wrong for wanting the best for their child.
NO one should be made to feel the way I was made to feel.
This applies for everyone.
But what makes matters worse in this case is that on several occasions I have been made to feel as though Boo's condition doesn't matter.
As though it doesn't have any affect on the way they should treat him.
That they can completely disregard his additional needs and his phobias.
I am tired of being treated this way.
Regardless of Boo's medical condition, my opinion and my requests should be respected.
I am his mother.
I am so glad I didn't give in. That I didn't let people dissuade me from seeking further care from him.
Even though a GP told me I was over-reacting, my concerns were justified!
Boo is now in hospital.
I had to take him to A&E after he started to cough up green goo/pus.
His tonsils were so infected that his throat was closing up. He couldn't swallow his own saliva. He was starting to become dehydrated after 48+ hours of not drinking. He was still spiking temperatures, even after 2 different lots of antibiotics. He was getting worse instead of better.
He is now on IV fluids and IV antibiotics, and I'm hoping that this will have him on a speedy road to recovery.
If you take anything away from this post then please let it be not to ignore your instincts.
Doctors can be wrong.
Things can be missed.
Don't take a risk ... If you're not satisfied with the care or answers you are given then keep on pushing.
Love Missy x
P.S Huge thank you to everyone who has sent words of advice and support, and thank god for fabulous nurses!