My 13 year old went to Winslow hospital on Monday because she is experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Did they actually bother to test her? No.
They said that the CDC has told them not to bother with the blood work but that people should 'assume' it is the swine flu and drink plenty of fluids. UPDATE: AS OF TODAY (OCT. 15) THE STATE FLU LAB IS REFUSING TO TEST ANY MORE SAMPLES except for people who have already died or who are very very sick. They can't keep up with the demand.
Did they admit her? No.
They said she should just stay home and sent her away.
Did they give her any medicine? No.
What happened to all that Tamiflu that was supposed to be being stockpiled for when people actually need it? I know that Senator Collins cut the pandemic preparedness funding out of the stimulus, but the least they could do would be to give her a prescription that we could shop around for it.
They told her to follow up with her doctor. But the doctor's office is overwhelmed, and they can't get her in until Thursday.
So is what they told her to do working? No.
Despite taking tylenol and ibuprofen, her fever has gone up, last night it was at 103 degrees. This morning she was coughing and having trouble just breathing.
So this is how the World's Best Health Care System is supposed to function (and by the way, we DO have health insurance) ???