"Waiting too long to see the doctor"
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Posted by lead446 (as ),
On Tuesday morning at approx 4am, I took my daughter to hospital. She had been complaining of tummy ache from the previous Sat, but eventually the pain was so bad that I took her to A&E. we were told to go home and keep giving Calpol. Later that evening my daughter was in agony so we went straight back to A&E and was taken through straight away. We waited at least 3 and a half hours before the doctor finally came to see her. We had been given medication by the nurses but nothing was easing the pain. She then started to vomit and was having diarrhoea. We stay overnight and had had X-rays of her tummy so I did feel better. I did feel we were waiting too long to see the doctor as by the time she did come my daughter had been given morphine and was asleep.