Cyncie, on Dec 19 2005, 06:58 AM, said:
I don't think kids realize how serious allergies can be. At the least they're uncomfortable, at the most they can be deadly.
You would think surgeons would, though, wouldn't you? I am allergic to epinephrine, and sweat bullets every time I see my dentist. I have learned the hard way that nobody bothers to read the allergy warnings on my file, so I do a good bit of reminding whenever I need work done.
Last time, and I sincerely do mean the last time, I was treated at the General Surgery Clinic, the nurse pointed out to the surgeon, who had a tiny, tiny incision to make, that I needed the nonepinephrine anesthetic, and he ordered her to give me the standard one anyway. Ordered her! She did, and I realized immediately what had happened. So there I was, having minor, minor, minor surgery, in tears, facing weeks of recovery, with a lout of an insensitive b*st*rd of a surgeon blithely explaining to one of the residents that my needs did not matter. Fortunately, there was another resident, and his father was a dentist, so he looked up the exact form and dosage I'd been given and supplied me with the information. I sobbed and sobbed, and went straight to the patient advocate as soon as I had the completely unnecessary stitch, which the insensitive b*ast*rd had the first resident put in just for practice, VA hospitals being teaching hospitals.
Anyway, my point is that some nasty little kids who don't give a crap about others grow up to be nasty little surgeons, who still don't give a crap about others.
But at least all my minor surgery is now done in the Dermatology Clinic. In fact, I'm recovering nicely from the latest, done the day before yesterday.
No allergy reactions, not much pain, no stitches!
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