Friday, May 14, 2010

What comes UP must.......

Where to start with this morning.....i really had thought it was going to be a great day with no hiccups, BUT. Surgery was cancelled and Danny is recovering in ICU from the bronc and ear cleaning well. He is hooked up to a vent buy they are decreasing the settings every so often. He looks GREAT! There was a mishap in the OR with accessing a central line. Which is a port that comes out of his chest like a super duty IV site that runs directly into his heart. Instead of threading the line into the vein it was thread into his artery. Because it is so close to Danny's heart the risk of it not closing properly and bleeding out during surgery was too high. This is a huge disappointment for us as we were prepared emotionally and Danny physically for this to happen. I'm just sick over this emotional roller coaster ride. Danny is tentively rescheduled to go back in June 1st. Barring I let him back here as once again there is serious issues around here with listening and lack of concern/care with my son. The floor has been wonderful with him and trying to make up for mistakes done in OR. I have the utmost respect for the doc the attempted the central line, even though there was a screw up he came out and personally apologized and excepted fault. BUT it's the ........ We specifically told multiple people and it was written down that Danny has reaction to tape so use paper tape no paper tape was used. We stated do not use plastic diapers and even supplied 3 diapers on his bedside that went to OR, but the sent him back with a plastic diaper. We made them aware that morphine doesn't effect him, but I'll let you guess what was ordered on his chart for pain control. I honestly don't know if I can trust them to adequately care for Danny. I'm so upset and just sick to my stomach. Who's running this show here. Why do I bother doing pre-op and telling thus people things over n over if no one is going to listen. I've already talked in depth to patient relations and I'm awaiting the higher powers to come visit the too so we can chat. This is unacceptacle and I will make my son's proper care known. It just breaks my heart to know the quality of care that is accepted down here. I will NOT tolerate ignorance!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should not tolerate ignorance Lori. You are so amazing and doing such a great job. You know all to well what could happen if you were not a vigilant you are. I am so sorry this is happening today. I will only try a tiny bit to see an upside and that is that when Danny does go for the really big one, he will not also be dealing with the need to heal from the ENT's work. Maybe that untimaly will be a good thing. I again am just so sorry. I wish there was more I could do but offer mere words. Big hugs to you and Danny my friend.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

That is unacceptable! When you tell them specifically things like that, and they completely disregard them? Not okay. I am so sorry that this is happening and that the surgery was cancelled.

Ann said...

I am sorry to hear about the cancelled surgery and the other mishaps today. Danny deserves better and you deserve better. There is nothing more stressful than preparing for a major surgery and having it cancelled on the day of because of mistakes is just unacceptable. I hope you get somewhere with patient relations and that it's smooth sailing from here on out.

ellen charge said...

wow all i can say is WOW there is mroe i could say on reading this one is i agree should he even have the op there hugs i followed you form moriaahs and then ur comunity to ur blog i ahve lurked in here once or twice form vicotrias links grrrrrrrrrr some drs dont have a brain