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Mum’s Home…

on June 30, 2018

I am so stressed and tired from a marathon hospital dash for last 3 nights.

But I am so happy mum is now resting at home.

I went without breakfast, lunch and only managed to eat dinner after ensuring mum was sent home to waiting dad and they had rice with roast pork I bought from the hospital’s food court.

I was famished and could eat that whopping burger below!

Mum’s discharge from the hospital was quite an ordeal.

Consultant is assisted by a medical officer and a team of underlings.

Consultant tells mum and me that mum is fine but that she “is not eye trained to read Xrays” and that she will wait for medical report. Meanwhile mum can be discharged.

This was the situation at 9am.

By 1 pm, I asked for discharge status. Nurse Manager informs me that it would be good to wait for the spinal xray else I had to redo admission.

I asked the Medical Officer what time would the report be ready?

“Soon” was the reply at 3pm.

At 4pm I asked again, what time? 12am? Or?

No reply.

By 5pm M.O. says “go back” but no report!


Is there something ominous lurking?

Besides which stupid doctor would tell patients that they do not know how to read Xrays!

*yes I am mean but M.O. kept asking me what did he say wrong! He just lacks interpersonal skills and is poor at communication.

Every doctor undergoes training as I am sure they can identify if a bone is fractured or broken.

M.O. “reminds” me that his supervisor does not know how to read Xrays as “untrained eye”

I blew up as after 4 times of trying to explain to twitty M.O. that I needed to know if we could go back or not? Or if there was sonething wrong with my mum’s spine.

Finally I got fed up and asked for Service Quality Team to mediate.

Point I made was how can a consultant through her M.O. keeps reminding us of her incompetencies?

It is a bad image of her as a professional!

After all that hoopla, I could finally get mum to leave at 5.40pm. Xray report will be mailed to me.

Good news is that there are no changes to her spine based on an Xray taken in August 2017.

So whatever it is, mum’s spine is “stable” or I say “normal abnormal”

Have a happy Friday and weekend ahead. It is almost 1am Saturday on my end.

12 responses to “Mum’s Home…

  1. scifihammy says:

    Oh that was so frustrating! To make you wait all day through their incompetence.
    But at least your Mum is home now.
    I hope you sleep really well. πŸ™‚

  2. What a horrible experience! I think I would have gotten fed up and left – they would have figured out what had happened eventually (maybe).

    Also, where is this tequila toothpaste? Asking for a friend…

  3. Once you find the tequilla toothpaste, how about doing a search for a mojito one for me?
    As to your ordeal, as I said, been there, done that… This is how most hospitals operate, and you’ll have to calm down and take it as it is because it ain’t gonna be any different or any better!

  4. Singledust says:

    i haven’t been visiting your blog recently. so very sorry to hear of your ordeal, it can be so frustrating when we don’t get the answers we are looking for rather be sent on a whirlwind of emotions from incompetent robots. I am glad to hear that your mum is finally discharged and back home. it must have been very nerve racking to worry of she was going home with a bad spine. do take care and my thoughts are with you and famiy, I hope your weekend will be better.

  5. Virginia says:

    Glad your mom is Ok – hope YOU can get some rest this weekend! πŸ’œπŸ˜΄πŸ€—βœ¨πŸ˜΄

  6. juliehcares says:

    Glad theirs no major change. I hate when they want you to stick around for nothing!

  7. Kris says:

    I find a book is a good way to handle these sorts of things. I seethe and read. Bug the ‘professionals’ and do the seethe and read things some more.
    I am proud of you! xo

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