Manatee Memorial Hospital ER Complaint - Manatee Memorial Hospital ER Quality
BRADENTON, FLORIDA -- I will never go to MMH ever again! My 21 month old son was admitted into the ER at 1 am by his sitter cause I work 12 hr nights and could not leave work. When I got off work at 6 am and arrived at the ER the doctor had still not seen my son! The only thing they did was a breathing treatment and take his temp. Ok now imagine a almost 2 yr old with a high fever close to 104 degrees, no sleep, a horrible wheezing/ barking cough, a runny nose, and who knows what ever else is hurting him cause he can't tell me yet! My poor baby was so miserable and all he wanted was mommy and his bed. Well to go on the doctor finally made his presence and was quick to say it was just the croup cough. Now I have been through this crouph before and this time seemed different, it seemed worse. So I questioned the doctors abilities. I asked them how he could be so sure it was croup and just viral? I asked him if he did a chest x ray? He told me he did not. Wrong answer! I told him how I felt and that he did have a sinus infection a few days ago... and I the mom still have one now. Ok his snot is clear now but where did all that yellow/green crap go a few days ago. What if he has a bacteria infection and you don't check for it and you only send me home with you saying it is the croup and give him steroids? So since I insisted on a chest x ray he had one done. AND IMAGINE THIS..... the doctor comes back and tells my my son has a bacterial/viral phenomena.... so he had antibiotics, steroids, and a breathing treatment prescribed. And we still didn't leave the ER till 8 am.... uhhhh! So if I wouldn't of been so proactive and pushy my son could be worse right now and seriously ill! MMH lost all my confidence that morning! Never again! 8 hours just for a wrong diagnose that is if I didn't intervene. I will never place the life of my son again in one of their ER doctors again!