Re: I was sent home from ER and developed ARDS at home
We tend to think of ER as where we go see a doctor who will manage our health issues. But our personal physician is in that position, not the emergency room personnel. They did their job which is to stabilize you.
The emergency room is to get us out of an emergency situation. Once we are released we are responsible to notify our own doctor so he can follow up and hopefully another trip to the ER can be prevented.
So, before you contacted your doctor your fever shot back up and you went to another ER. Had you gone back to the previous ER it is likely they would have treated you the same as the second ER.
When we discover we have a chronic problem we need to have regular interaction and testing through our private phsyician. Even then it won't always prevent a need to go to ER, where we will be treated for immediate life threatening problems and released, where we are then again responsible to report it all to our own doctor.
Last edited by Administrator; 11-01-2011 at 02:46 PM.