Tabetha (trivher) wrote in polloftheday,
Tabetha
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Owie

My husband isn't feeling good AT ALL. Severe stomach pains, frequent use of the toilet, hasn't slept, etc. He wants to go to the ER and I keep telling him no. My reasons are because it'll take forever and I have to be at work in an hour and his symptoms (though annoying and painful) to me don't seem ER needed. Do you think I'm being unfair?

For the second question in the poll - yes I know it depends of what type of pain and other factors; but just in general where would you rank it?

Edit/Update
He (my husband) had a friend take him to the ER where he found out he has viral gastroenteritis (after several blood tests) So I do feel a bit guilty for not taking him myself. Next time I'll be more cautious!



What seems the "best" option?

Take him to the hospital! Call work and say you'll be late
28(43.1%)
Call an ambulance to take him
3(4.6%)
Call someone else to take him, such as a friend or family member
6(9.2%)
He'll be fine just needs to rest
3(4.6%)
Go to work but call every so often to make sure all is fine
1(1.5%)
Other
1(1.5%)

1 being barely any pain to 10 being nearly dead - How severe does your pain/discomfort have to be before you ask to go to a hospital/doctor?

Mean: 7.86 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.43
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(1.7%)
5
3(5.1%)
6
5(8.5%)
7
12(20.3%)
8
21(35.6%)
9
7(11.9%)
10
10(16.9%)
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