I remember praying for the things I have now.
Last night I had the worst experience I’ve ever had at an ER. I’ve never seen such horrible bedside manner....I was overwhelmed, belittled, ignored, and overall it led to improper care that’s leading into another day of taking our child out to offices...which is the last place I want to take him right now. I mean, this is the kid that’s never even seen the inside of a doctors office in his life.
But then a nurse came in...not one of ours ...smiling, mask off so we could see her smile, and began to talk to me about her 10 children, 7 boys, and how often she ended up in the ER with them but reminded me it’s because they are fearless and she never diminished their joy that came from seeking adventure & advised me to do the same. She acknowledged how emotionally hard it is to bring them in with fear. She acknowledged how hard it is having littles so close in age and how every day feels like a blur but then they are grown and they are so incredibly close & you get to pause and look around at your little blessing. But then she reminded me of how hard it is to take care of ME during this season and stressed that I need to make sure I’m doing that.
I was so overwhelmed and genuinely hurt from how the doctor was treating myself and my very tired child...but this woman came in and said everything I didn’t know I needed to hear, left me in tears for good reasons, and gave me the little bit of extra strength I needed to get through this ER visit and advocate for my child.
To those asking what happened, we still don’t have answers. The doctor wouldn’t take more clear images despite their inability to come to a conclusion on what was wrong...because at 8pm the rudest human I’ve come across threw my child around & didn’t like that he was screaming crying in his ER.
I appreciate the overwhelm of messages. & will share when I am able and feel led. Right now are just praying it’s nothing too complex because this area of the body is tricky.
Be kind to one another. Despite your circumstances, spread joy. Because your attitude and demeanor effects the world around you. So let’s help make the world a better place