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Old 03-30-2012, 08:14 AM
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Well, it doesn't just happen in delivery rooms either. When Marion had strep we gave him Keflex and he broke out in a rash a few hours after we gave it. We took him to the ER time #1 and they said it was a strep rash. Ok. So it got worse, much worse, and we took him back the next day and the doctor said he was allergic, no more meds! Well, the LPN disobeyed Dr.'s orders and told us it was a strep rash, CHANGED THE DISCHARGE ORDERS to strep rash INSTEAD of allergic reaction and told me to continue the medication if I wanted my baby to get better. I know 3/4 of the people that work at that hospital since my mom is a department manager, and I knew this particular LPN was full of...well, soot and poo. I stopped giving the meds, but later that night Marion started having trouble breathing and his lips turned gray and his feet turned blue. We rushed this little baby to Children's Mercy an hour away,Yea, it was a risk, but there was no way on god's green earth we were going back to that Quack. My dad railed on the ER staff and the managers while we were gone. That LPN never got fired, or disciplined. He told Admin that he didn't like it in ER anymore and he wanted to be moved to tech instead. I got a telephone call apology. Just think if I would have not been paying attention to what the doctor said and I gave him the meds anyway?! CMH said that our baby would have gone into anaphylatic shock and more than likely would ahve died.

My long drawn out point is that these people may not be fired, maybe disciplined. Things are all messed up these days.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:54 PM
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That social worker needs to be taken into custody- ASAP!!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:00 PM
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When my oldest was born we went through agony. She was born with the cord around her neck, and she was stuck at the shoulders so the doc had to break her collar bone to get her out. It was an emergency. She had an APGAR of 1 at 1 minute. She was much better at 5 minutes, but it was scary!

So she had a note on her bassinet that she had a broken collar bone and she was NOT to be placed on her left side. The stupid woman who did the hearing test ignored the sign and put her on her side to administer the test. She screamed so badly she started choking and they had to suction her. THEN the stupid hearing clinic kept calling and writing me letters saying my daughter had FAILED her hearing test so she needed intervention. What BS!

To top it all off, she had high biliruben, but they sent her home anyway, but required us back the next day for more testing. They strapped her to a papoose board to take her blood, and hurt her collar bone AGAIN! They had to readmit her to peds (with all the sick babies who had RSV). They wouldn't take her back in the newborn nursery since she had been discharged. It was just nightmare on top of nightmare. Then she was sent home with a glow pad, we had home health nurses coming in every day checking her biliruben. Then at 3 weeks they decided she was hypothyroid and sent her to an endocrinologist. I'm GLAD we found out, but the first few weeks of that baby's life was horrific.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:21 PM
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When my dd was born the induced labor as I was past due, and broke my water. I laid in the hospital bed for 24 hours with my water broken on a pitocin (sp) drip to enduce labor. I barely dilated to 3 and no further. No one, would tell me anything. After they finally decided to do a c-section the next day and I was told she was fine. Later that day they told me she was very sick and would need further treatment as I had given her a virus. I was tested for the virus by my obgyn for my 6 week checkup he said the results were positive. I went to 3 other obgyns in the area and got tested, all of the others came back negative for the virus, both for me and my daughter. The only ones that were positive were the doctor that enduced my labor, the doctor that oversaw the whole hospital fiasco. Scared the daylights out of me. Trust the medical system? why no thank you, I'd rather go see my vet.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:30 PM
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Dawn, I'm wondering if you had the same thing I had. Can't remember what it was, but it developed during labor with my first one. She spent four days in NICU, and then had to get shots for seven days when I brought her home. When I was expecting number two, I took number one into the pediatrician. She came back into the room to tell me that, because of what happened with number one, I needed to be tested again. It turns out that I was considered a carrier. But it was the kind of thing that could come and go. It could be active one day, and not a week later. So they wanted me on antibiotics in an IV for at least a half-hour prior to birth. I had no trouble with number two OR number three.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:39 AM
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Are you ladies sure it was a virus? It sounds very much like Group B Strep (which is a bacteria). I am "colonized" with Group B Strep. The way it was explained to me, it's one of those beneficial, symbiotic organisms that some humans are colonized with, and it not harmful unless you are infected (as opposed to colonized). Sort of how we all have e coli in our gut, but getting sick from it is a completely different thing.

I had the iv drip with my first (pre-term, hospital birth). For the subsequent labors, we decided to not even bother with the test -- you can have a negative culture in advance of labor, and be positive during labor, and vice versa. We opted to have the antibiotic IV drip for both labors prophylatically. (Ironically, both of our next two children were born so fast we never got the IV in.)
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:44 AM
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Are you ladies sure it was a virus? It sounds very much like Group B Strep (which is a bacteria). I am "colonized" with Group B Strep. The way it was explained to me, it's one of those beneficial, symbiotic organisms that some humans are colonized with, and it not harmful unless you are infected (as opposed to colonized). Sort of how we all have e coli in our gut, but getting sick from it is a completely different thing.

I had the iv drip with my first (pre-term, hospital birth). For the subsequent labors, we decided to not even bother with the test -- you can have a negative culture in advance of labor, and be positive during labor, and vice versa. We opted to have the antibiotic IV drip for both labors prophylatically. (Ironically, both of our next two children were born so fast we never got the IV in.)
Yes, I think that is what I had. I was told the same thing about being tested, which is why they wated the antibiotic IV for at least a half-hour prior to delivery.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:17 PM
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neither I or the baby was ever given a shot or anything else of the kind. No antibiotics, no medicines, no nothing.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:01 AM
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I had trouble with the FIRST. But with the second one, because the first's pediatrician saw it in her records and told me to say something to my OB/midwife, they were warned about the POSSIBILITY and gave me the drip as a precaution.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:17 AM
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Like Jackie, things are different with each.

Our first child was born preterm. A preterm baby who is infected with Group B Strep has a 50% chance of death, and will be mentally handicapped if s/he survives (at least, that's what the stats were when I researched it 10 years ago). IV antibiotics are an easy way to prevent a potential tragedy.

Because of our previous experiences, even though our subsequent children were born full term, we opted for the prophylactic IV antibiotics. It was our decision, not pushed on us by anyone.
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