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chinahorse 09-09-2019 11:28 AM

They won't treat the burn. They keep changing their mind about it and it hasn't even got a dressing on. They won't give me pain relief so I'm having to use my own and I've nearly ran out.
I went to the bus stop but the random lady followed me. And then the police came and said I had to go back to the hospital and they would find out what's going on. So I came back and apparently I'm sectioned for 72 hours. And that's the only reason I'm here.
The lady that is following me lost Alice penguin and she started crying. The nice nurse found it again.
My leg really hurts.

one_step_closer 09-09-2019 12:02 PM

Have they said when crisis will see you again? I hope things can move forward positively. Do they know about the pain you're experiencing and that you're taking your own pain relief?

Eska 09-09-2019 12:08 PM

That all sounds very confusing and difficult :(

I'm glad there's a nice nurse. Do you think you could ask her or one of the other staff about the pain?

You're doing really well to work through all this. I hope they give you lots of help and support and care.

chinahorse 09-09-2019 12:29 PM

They won't treat the 3rd degree burn. I don't matter.

Eska 09-09-2019 01:01 PM

Did they say why, Lillie? Does that mean that plastics have been to see you?

Has anyone explained what might happen now?

one_step_closer 09-09-2019 01:53 PM

You do matter, 100%.

chinahorse 09-09-2019 03:06 PM

No one is coming to see me. I clearly don't matter. They won't even take the staples out that were due out 2 days ago.

one_step_closer 09-09-2019 03:35 PM

Are they explaining their reasons? I know that sometimes people can be really busy and things like removing staples get pushed down the list, but it is important that they come out if they're supposed to be out.

chinahorse 09-09-2019 03:35 PM

The nurse with me is only worried about her lack of phone charger.

chinahorse 09-09-2019 03:37 PM

I know it important that they come out but they keep saying they will do it and then don't.

one_step_closer 09-09-2019 03:38 PM

I'm sorry people seem to be so concerned about themselves and not doing the things that you need. I have been in that situation of stitches not being taken out for ages despite asking multiple times so I know that it can feel like you're not important. Are there any staff on that you feel more of a connection to?

Eska 09-09-2019 03:39 PM

I've been in that position before and it is really frustrating and upsetting to have to keep asking, I know. It's ok to do that though. Have you had a chance to speak to one of the nurses in charge this shift at all?

chinahorse 09-09-2019 03:39 PM

Yeah the nurse for the other bay is very nice. She found Alice penguin. The rmn didn't believe Alice even had a penguin.

one_step_closer 09-09-2019 03:47 PM

Is there a way you can speak to her about your treatment concerns?

chinahorse 09-09-2019 03:51 PM

They just keep saying I have to be patient but I'm being patient waiting for nothing. I came here for burn treatment. They didn't wash the chemical off my leg for several hours in a and e. And now I have a third degree burn because of that. My leg is actually black. They haven't treated me well at all. Barely give me pain relief. They won't feed Alice and talk about me rather than to me. So why should I be patient?

Auror. 09-09-2019 03:55 PM

I guess unfortunately if you're on a section, your choices are to either try to be patient, or to kick up a fuss. It doesn't sound like leaving is an option.

I know it sucks, and I'm sorry you aren't getting the care you need. Hospitals are a really hard and stressful place to be.

I find sometimes instead of saying something like, "I need staples taken out now," asking instead, "Can you check to find out when the staples will be removed" tends to work better. I usually follow that up with something like, "how long should I wait before I follow up again," so that everyone knows if they've told me they'll get a response to me in two hours and didn't, that I'm going to ask again. That can also help break things up into more manageable chunks of time, as you know you have a plan of action.

EyelinerAndCigarettes 09-09-2019 03:56 PM

Camden has made some really good points there.

Sending love <3

chinahorse 09-09-2019 04:01 PM

I just went and spoke to the nurse in charge. She is going to come and look at my legs and swab them to prove if there is an infection or not. She is also going to take out what needs to come out. When she gets time. And I'm definitely on the list for plastics tomorrow.

Auror. 09-09-2019 04:05 PM

That all sounds really good! Well done for advocating for yourself and your needs. I hope the nurse finds time to see you and care for you soon. Do you have anything you can do to keep your mind occupied until then?

chinahorse 09-09-2019 04:06 PM

I have nothing here but clothes and my washbasin that mum brought in.

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