A lot of conditions do that. Kids with Trach's, Transplant kiddos, and Shunt kiddos. Frequent "flyer's" in the ER are high on the priority list if we go to PCMC or any other children's hospitals.
Sometimes I feel bad when we are sitting there and we are called FAST and another mom you KNOW has been sitting for a long time just watch as we go right back.
In Arizona, what is now Cardon Children's use to be Banner Desert, we would go ( only when we had signs and symptoms) and usually wait less than ten minutes in the waiting room. A few ladies with kids get really mad. But it is his brain we are talking about and the longer he is malfunctioning the worse it makes his outcome.
As the malfunction gets worse the slower his heart rate gets. The sicker he gets and the sicker I get.
I often wonder why we don't have better manuals as moms to take care of these things. Or to show us that something is REALLY wrong MUCH faster.
Tonight I am sitting with my sweet baby next to me. He has fallen, broken his nose, been face planted and seen an ENT, PT, SPT and his pediatrician this week. He has played at the park almost every day, went to school and now tonight, he is not feeling well. He has a tummy ache of sorts. But is it just a tummy ache? What if it is his brain? What if it is just a bug? Why can't there be any indicator, a flashing light if you will, Telling me what else is broken.
So tonight, I sit with my Cute little bug, who isn't feeling well. Lying in my bed. Where I feel MOST safe.... Waiting and wondering.... And praying.
Praying for a bug