As a parent you trust your child’s doctor and you depend on them to look out for your child’s best interest. But sometimes the doctors don’t know everything, and that very trust you place your doctor’s hands in can be your worst enemy. It’s estimated that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die from hospital related harm after going in for preventative or routine care. Let Eden Strong’s story be one of caution and warning to be your own best advocate!
“If you remove her from this hospital, I will call the police,” the doctor literally yelled at me in the hallway of the hospital’s intensive care unit.
“Go ahead!” I yelled back, both frightened by not only what I was saying but by the tone I wasn’t accustomed to using. “Call the police,” I yelled again. “Tell them that a murder is about to occur!”
A single tear rolled down my cheek and splashed onto the floor. Shaking, I took a deep breath and glanced over my shoulder at the baby in the room behind me.
Lying in a crib and buried beneath a mess of tubes and wires lay one of my kids — my daughter, even 6 months old — and she appeared to be dying.
My baby was sick, and nobody seemed to care.