Allie, I'm with Rick! This really makes me angry. This is a prime example of negligence if not outright malpractice! I would be absolutely livid if I were you. Please do go to the Director of Nursing or even the Director of the hospital to report this inexcusable nursing behavior. At the very least, they should have checked each person's medical record before offering a "wee drink." Personally, I can't think that it would do any hospitalized person any good and for a known alcoholic with liver disease and MRSA, it's inexcusable. We know she had been sober while in hospital...now this blatant error could get her started all over again. I wouldn't be surprised if she talks someone into bringing her booze, saying that it's okay because the nurses gave it to her at Christmas.
Please don't let this grievance pass unnoticed. And let us know what happens.
Okay...okay I feel like joe pesci in lethal weapon..... you know the drive through rountine I mean....I had to read this post several times to make sure it wasnt my meds making me... ah shall we stay wacked. I cannot believe I just read about a medical facility providing a WEE DRINK.....okay okay..... even if not a recovering addict.....what were they thinking... the last I knew people are in the hospital because they are SICK....oh did I say SICK. I know I have never just checked myself in for ahhh a vacation or even a night out! I know I am not to drink on my meds....sometimes I do..... but for a hospital to let me is insane. I have never heard of any such thing eva...... I would but on the phone to every state and federal agency I could think of cause if this hospital accepts charity patients or state and federal funded insurance they are bound by many different regulations that do not include serving patients alcohol. I am just beside myself, to think I fired one of the top clinics in the US cause I didnt like their attitude and how it made Doug uncomfortable. Oh my I think I would have to double my meds just to make sense while I was yelling......Please do something with this......you could give me their phone numbers.......I havent had a chance to do some butt kickin in a long time
okay okay I did read this right....a WEE DRINK right????
Back when I was still drinking in the early 80s--and prior to hep C or liver disease dx--I was hospitalized for an overdose of antidepressants and alcohol. I was in there for about a week--and there was a menu from which I could choose, including beer. St. Patty's Day rolled around and I talked my doctor into allowing me to order a beer to celebrate. At least they required a doctor's approval, and I had him "snowed." I hid my alcoholism from him and others pretty well. In fact, I hadn't even admitted it to myself yet. But that one beer sent me off in search of more. I'd get dressed on the pretense of visiting a friend who was also in the hospital (really was), but instead go across the street for a couple of tall boys and drink them before returning to the hospital. One of the nurses knew what I was doing and mentioned it to me, and I was discharged a day or two later--lost my job over this hospitalization--but it goes to show you the lengths an alcoholic will go to. I'm sure that Allie's mum knew she shouldn't drink, but she wasn't about to tell the drink offerer that!