Well, I just came back after an eight hour stint at one of our local emergency rooms. My Noah cut himself on a can and needed stitches. What a nightmare! We waited forever to be seen, and, once we got back to the exam rooms, it still took an outrageous amount of time. When I saw a couple that came in four hours after us leave, I marched to the nurse's desk and asked point blank if the reason it was taking so long was because of Noah's autism. One resident immediately said no, then a nurse admitted that they were taking extra time because they needed a group of people to hold him down. I respected her for her honesty and, finally, shortly thereafter, Noah was finally given his stitches. Ironically, he did very well compared to the other autistic children that they had worked with in the past.He didn't kick or bite or anything and, mind you, he is close to 80 pounds! Have any of you had similar emergency room horror stories?
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