the 3 times I've taken ds to ER I have been repeatedly questioned about vax...and then the staff have to lectured me-- this when the vax has NO bearing on the reason ds is there. Last time I said "I don't want a debate about this, I'm here for treatment of blah blah"
....I also got berated for bfeeding-- told by dr ds should be weaned onto solids by 2 years---uh, yes he does eat solids-- 3x per day plus snacks -- but I am also bfing...grrrrrr.
Was also told I was "mean" by a nurse for not giving ds pain killers---um he is not IN in pain so I am not going to give him childrens painkillers with loads of artificial sweetner and colourings in it. I think it's mean that there is no pain killer available with out that crap.
Also was told I was being irresponsible for 2x refusing to put ds on a drip to hydrate him-- he was drinking water/juice and breastmilk at the time and was chirpy and energetic-- gee why would I not want to freak him out by sticking needles in his hand and confining him to a cot.
I go into these situations not trying to ram my opinions down anyones throat- I avoid all the above subjects and never offer up info about my "irresponsible and odd" parenting practices...
I would be first in line to put my ds on a drip/ pain meds and the rest if he needed it-- so far thankfully he hasn't--...same with anti biotics-- he has been prescribed them 4 times-- he has taken them zero times-- I have always managed to sort out the problem with herbs or the bodies ability to heal itself..but when he NEEDS them fine. I just wish I could trust medical staff to act/ prescribe only what's truly essential and not have to evaluate every move they suggest. Sigh.
OK rant over.
Zoe, mamma to Thomas 1-06