Patient Story: Julie and Brian G. Mother & Son.



Last year, my teenage son was hit by a truck as he was crossing an intersection.  He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.  The medical personnel induced a coma because of his injuries, and as he kept trying to come out of it, I felt thankful that my anesthesiologist was there and able to control the coma.  The anesthesiologist was always around, and checked up on him frequently.

Later on, my son became agitated and began pulling the lines and leads out of his arms.  The other medical staff would put them in, but he was able to pull them back out again.  This kept going on, causing him a lot of pain as they attempted to reinsert the lines.  Finally, I asked for an anesthesiologist, and he was able to put them in so that my son couldn’t remove them.  Those lines stayed in for two weeks.

On top of the great care, the anesthesiologist was just very nice and concerned for my son and my family.  He was straightforward and honest with me about what was going on.  It is very scary when your child is in the hospital.  My anesthesiologist made a difficult situation much easier to handle.  

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