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Old 06-25-2008, 03:32 AM   #2891
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I'm sorry your DD is sick, but throw your wait around until you get the results that you need. Your appendix is nothing to mess with, mind ruptured when I was 6 I was in the hospital a month and almost died. I'm glad the dr is finally doing something.
I would definately tell that nurse not to come near your DD again and I would also talk to hosp.admin. noone in the health care profession should behave that way. As far as saying that your DD was an addict, I think I would have punched her in the nose right then. Good Luck I hope your DD gets better

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Old 06-25-2008, 04:03 AM   #2892
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Laurie, I wish I could say something that would help. I wish I were there to give you moral support. You should definitely talk to someone in charge about that horrid nurse. She is beyond incompetent and rude.

You mentioned a small ovarian cyst. I was prone to pinpoint ovarian cysts which popped on their own (they were very painful), and then when I was around 27 years old I started having horrible pain. I went to the hospital. They did all kinds of tests and couldn't find anything until the 4th day. I had a fist-sized ovarian cyst that had been "hiding." As soon as they removed it I stopped hurting. So hopefully removal of your DD's appendix and the cyst will make a difference.

Don't feel obligated to cook at that camp this year.

I'm keeping you all in my prayers.


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Old 06-25-2008, 05:37 AM   #2893
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Jeez, Laurie, your daughter just can't get any help!! Hopefully, the exploritory testing will give her, and you, the answers you need for her to be healthy again! Good luck!!

OK, here goes, I hate my job. If my old bos would give me days off and paid holidays, as he said he would, I would go back there SO fast!!!
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:25 AM   #2894
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Thanks, everyone. I do intend to talk to the hospital administration and because I was so upset last night, and long winded, I didn't mention that in my talk with the night nurse I asked that she be assigned someone different today. She said she would put my complaint in the chart and also would have it mentioned to the surgeon. We are going up there in a few hours so we can spend time with her before the surgery and I also want to be there at shift change to make sure they don't assign the same woman.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:32 AM   #2895
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my sincere wishes for a resolution of your daughter's problem.......I know........my daughter had an ongoing bladder/ urinary tract infection for over 3 months and has had to deal with a boyfriend that she was breaking up with and he just wouldn't accept it and was giving her all kinds of emotional grief and this is in addition to having to concentrate on a very demanding college schedule..not easy for a parent to sit idly by......you want to be their saviours.......it's our lot in life.........
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:52 AM   #2896
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Laurie, have they ruled out Gall stones, Kidney stones ? I suffered from both when I was 19, had gall bladder taken out at 19 ! I also get bouts of divertulitis so I know how painful it can be. I sure hope your DD gets the help she needs. I pray for wisdom and guidance for the doctors to diagnose the problem and prescribe the right care for your DD.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:57 AM   #2897
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((Laurie))) I hope things are looking up for both you and your daughter!!! This is rough stuff. I send you lots of love and energy, Vicki

Now as for me- Has anyone ever wished they were a rich orphan without children????
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:17 AM   #2898
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Laurie, I will have you and your daughter in my heart and prayers today while I wait for you to post that she's out and all is well.

It's so sad that hospitals often treat patients with unremitting pain of unknown cause as if they are drug seeking. It happened to my husband, who at the time was a VP of a large company, but he had an as yet undiagnosed ruptured discs in his back. When he kept going back to the doc, trying to find out what was wrong and fix the problem, he was labeled drug seeking. Finally, I had to call his doc and threaten some serious legal action if he wasn't given an MRI to see what was up. They did and before we got home from that, they were on the phone asking if hubby was OK. We were referred to a neurosurgeon, who did surgery within the week. So keep pushing because otherwise, your daughter might not be taken seriously until it is too late, girlfriend.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:30 PM   #2899
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My mom had what we presume was a light stroke and my dad took her to their GP who referred her to a specialist. My dad didn't ask what kind of specialist so we presumed it was a neurologist but it was a psychiatrist ! ! ! How can he refer someone with whom there is obviously something wrong physically to a psychiatrist or am I missing something? Anyway the psychiatrist referred her to have X rays done and they're going back there tomorrow for another consultation. I wanted to go along but my dad is adament that he'll handle it. I just hope the doctors aren't wasting valuable time and my parents' medical aid funds...
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:35 PM   #2900
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Laurie and Tanya, my prayers are with you both that your loved ones will make a full recovery with as least pain possible!

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