By Anna - 18/06/2011 16:54 - Estonia
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19- Reasoning may lead to the conclusion that OP did not necessary type this while the hallucinations were occurring. And I know that the first person I would call with a fever or hallucinations would be my mom. OP's mom should have attending to her and THEN made an executive decision whether to ca 9-1-1 or not.
i am an er nurse, and so you know... a fever is almost never considered a medical emergency, unless you have other health problems, are extremely young or extremely old. they would give you Tylenol and advil and tell you to go home and laugh at you for being stupid enough to go to the hospital for a fever and then charge you several hunded dollars.
can't believe ppl can't read it says her mother checked her out ...... and then said she was hung over and just wanted attention you ppl do know what hedonist means right???? and the 911 and hospital comment is sarcasm .... if your grown enuff to drink your grown enuff to take care of yourself ..... all your mother can do is check you out at that age it's not like she is 15 and under
@86, a high grade fever can certainly be considered a medical emergency. especially a persistant one that presents with hallucinations. fevers are signs of many other conditions, even a simple infection. op may not necessarily need to go to the hospital, but a doctor's visit might be called for.
and for an ER nurse I am appalled that you would think that if a patient were hallucinating as the OP said he was that it isn't serious, especially with a high fever. you're the ER nurses that my unit can not stand because they can't get their head out of their asses. you probably are one that when you get a psych patient in, you roll your eyes and then ignore them until they are moved to the psych floor. anyways - yes I do agree with you that a fever is not a medical emergency, but a high fever with active hallucinations is - it can be a sign of something worse. as a nurse, I would think you would know that.
Paybacks will be a bitch in a few years when shes sick and old. You have to put that thermometer where?