tjrasMOM Posted September 12, 2007 Share Posted September 12, 2007 I haven't posted in a while...I guess simply because my mom has been feeling so normal. Ever since her hospital stay this summer, her life went back to normal. She has been feeling great and breathing normal. Just the past week or so I've noticed her SOB and coughing a bit here and there. I've been keeping up on reading posts, just haven't been writing too much here. So, after 2 weeks of trying to get a port put in & her platelets dropping down to FOUR (4) !!! She finally was able to get the port yesterday. I picked her up when I got off work but she had about an hour that she just read her book and waited for me. Well, the outpatient nurse kept talking to Mom while she waited for me. The nurse first ticked Mom off by asking her if she was a smoker. My mom said, "Ya know, I'm really tired of answering that question...." Then the (young) nurse comes back in and starts telling her about her co-worker who died from lung cancer. She even went and got her photo from the nurses station to show my mom what a beautiful woman she was. When I walked in my gut feeling was, "Why in the hell is this NURSE telling my mom about another nurse who DIED from lung cancer????" Apparently, before I got there my mom had tried to be polite and take part in the nurse's conversation about her deceased co-worker. My mom asked, "how long did she go through treatment before she died?" The nurse said, "Oh, I don't want to tell you because it wasn't very long....and I don't want to make you upset!" OMG!!!! Are you for real lady!????? Could you be any more inappropriate??? Are you really THAT stupid????? So, I am writing a formal complaint to the head of that department and I'm going to rip into that department for not properly training their staff. OMG!! Every time I repeat this story......I start to shake. My mom blew it off like, "Oh what a tacky nurse....like I needed to hear that..." But I have no idea how much it really scared my mom. My mom told my cousin who is a fireman captain & he was livid. All of us want to write letters. UGH!!!! We didn't freak out in front of Mom....but man, we were all looking at each other & you could see the fire building in each one of us. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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