That happened to my mother also

August 16, 2008 at 5:13 am

Hi Tim! That just recently happened to my mother also in the local area I am in. I called that hospital the next day and complained. When my mother was admitted to Pitt in Greenville, the staff was wonderful with her. But our local hospital which used to be fantastic has gone down hill! My sister used to be a Administrative Nurse their too. But she quit and went somewhere else because of the riff raf going on.
My mother was in the ER this past February and she went by ambulance. I was on my way there. She is allergic to morphine. She told the nurse she was allergic to the drug. Nurse came in and my asked her what she was being given and it was morphine. Told the nurse again she was allergic. That nurse told my mom that it was not enough morphine to hurt her and gave the shot anyway. Then my mom got really bad off! It landed her in the hospital for 2 weeks. We almost lost her! The nurse gave my mother 3 morphine shots. I did some major flipping out on the staff that night! They knew I was mad!
They got her admitted and I had to stay there several days. Could not get any sleep. Me or my mother because the staff was out in the Hallway cutting up, laughing, joking and acting very unprofessional. Pitt on the other hand had a wonderful well trained staff! I guess it depends on where you go and who is working the shift that night!
So sorry to hear about your mother and hope they can get her straightened out and well again! Will keep her in my prayers. I know in the past 20 years I have seen a big change in the medical care system. Some good and some not so good!