So upset, angry and heartbroken. Walked into Liverpool nicu (Australia) to see my son like this.
I have loved all the nurses, doctors and admin staff in the nicu they have all been amazing and warmed my heart and put me at ease leaving him in their care.
Until this one
Not only did I walk in to find this, the blanket tucked tight over his face but his nurse right next to him having a good old chat with the other nurse but also his clothes the blanket and bedding covered in dry hard vomit.
I always go in with my camera ready because I always take a picture and send it to his dad. I had actually loosened the blanket before snapping a pic real quick and then completely unwrapping him. There was initially no slack in the blanket at all.
I changed his nappy his clothes and his bedding, I fed him and his wires were playing up so his machine kept going off.
I have seen the nurses change his wires before they use a swab to take them off to prevent hurting them and damaging their delicate skin.
Nope not this nurse.
She came over and just started pulling one off.
Obviously hurting him and he starts screaming and crying in pain (he now has red blotchy patch where some of his skin has come off too) . I pushed her hands away and said no more. THEN SHE WENT AND GOT THE SWAB.. really why not do that in the first place??
Then when I was breast feeding him he unlatched to have a break and have a breather. She walks over and covers me up, doesn’t say why, doesn’t ask if she could touch me, says nothing just leans over and covers up my breast that I’m feeding him from. She made me feel horrible like I was doing something wrong.
I’m fuming right now and so stressed out this is the girl looking after not only my precious newborn but other people’s precious little ones.
**It has been reported to his new nurse who is very nice, she stated their management isn’t on till Monday so formal written will be done monday. I have stated that she is NOT to be looking after my son again. If I can help it she won’t be looking after any babies**
Has been reported to his current nurse.
Will be reported to the manager also and whoever else I need to report it to.
She need a to be removed from the nicu.