F.A. Van-Lane shows his IV bruises.

LETTERS: Losing patience

Editor:

On June 22, I had an appointment at a White Rock health centre to see about getting into a keep-fit program.

Editor:

On June 22, I had an appointment at a White Rock health centre to see about getting into a keep-fit program.

The person I talked to couldn’t find a pulse, so sent me to Peace Arch Hospital for an EKG. The EKG showed I had a very low pulse rate, so I would have to go to emergency.

I left the hospital, as I knew what kind of treatment I would be getting, as I had been in “that” place before.

I got home and had a message on my answering machine from my doctor’s office saying they wanted me to go back to the hospital.

I arrived around 5 p.m., was admitted and five times they tried to put an IV in me.

Never did they take a warm towel or blanket and put it on my arms or hands to get the vein to swell up, so they would be able to find it easier.

Never did they apply pressure so there would be little or no bruising on my arms or hands when they took the needle out.

Five times they tried to take three vials of blood. They managed to get two vials after much probing.

I discharged myself at 8:30 p.m.

When I got home and removed the so-called ‘bandages’, it was not hard to see the bruising from all the poking/prodding. The only way they will ever get me back in that hospital is in a body bag.

F.A. Van-Lane, Surrey

 

 

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