My great grandma recently had a fall in the Wal-Mart Parking lot, and fell right on her face. She was pretty banged up, and the ambulance was called and she was taken to the hospital. I was just getting off of work at the Aquarium and got the call, so went to the hospital in Sapulpa. She was fine, coherent, and talking, but they kept her overnight for monitoring.
The next day I got off of work early and went to the hospital. Grandma was in a lot of pain, but they weren’t giving her any pain medicine. Apparently it wasn’t time yet. They told us they were going to release her, and 3 and a half hours later, she was released. Still no pain medicine. As we were checking out tears began to fall out of my grandma’s eyes. She was in so much pain. (If you know her, you know she never complains about pain or almost anything else.)
Why is it that they couldn’t give her anything for pain for the ride home before she was discharged? It’s very unthoughtful (to put it nicely).
Another Complaint I have about this hospital- When they cleaned the “wound” around her eye and put the skin glue on her, they didn’t seem to clean it very well. It’s been oozing pus for some time. I have to clean it every night. Since it’s been 2 weeks since she fell she’s healed quite nicely, and there’s only a deep spot left on her eyebrow left to heal. She wanted me to take the glue off, so I did, and there was something in there that was covered in I-don’t-know-what. HEY DOCTOR, YOU MISSED SOMETHING. Using my handy first-aid skills, I cleaned Grandma’s eyebrow up, put a bandage over it, and will change it every 6 hours or so.
Basically, I’m pissed off at the Sapulpa Hospital for the 1,057,834,057th time in my life.