This is a guest post from Elizabeth at RockAByeParents.com
Imagine you’re a first time mom with a three month old little girl. You’re little girl gets very sick and spikes such a high fever that you have to go to the hospital. After a couple days the fever comes down and you breathe a sigh of relief because your precious little girl is going to be alright and you can go home. Things turn tragically wrong though and you go into complete shock when you see part of your little girl’s finger being cut off.
Sadly that is exactly what happened to Veronica Olguin last October. She took her three month old daughter Selena to Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center due to a high fever. When they had been cleared to go home the nurse went to cut off the IV and ended up cutting off part of Selena’s left pinky finger. They were able to find the missing part of the finger and airlifted Selena to Tampa General Hospital where Veronica was told that the nerves in Selena’s finger were so small that they couldn’t reattach it.
Veronica watched as her daughter lost part of her finger. She is still having nightmares from it, and she fears for what her daughter will have to go through when she’s older due to the loss of part of her finger. She is now suing the hospital for malpractice.
I’m shocked that such a thing could occur. Hours after first reading the article I still cannot understand how a nurse can go to cut some tape, and instead cuts off half a finger. Those had to be some strong and sharp scissors, and that nurse had to not be paying any attention to what she was doing. My heart truly goes out to the mother because I can’t imagine what she’s going through having watched the whole scene unfold. I think it would be hard for any mother to see someone hurt her child and not want to do bodily harm. To me the scariest part is that the hospital has allowed the nurse to return to work, although they won’t comment on whether or not she is working with patients.
Every day people put their lives, and the lives of their loved one, into the hands of trained medical professionals. Working in the medical field has to be a difficult job, but we have to know that those people will do their best to take care of us. If we can trust them than whom can we trust?How would you feel if you were that mother?Here's the news story in case you want to read.