Even Doctor's make mistakes. They are human. To err is human. That said, I am stunned and the guilt was/is heavy.
My bug was given a medication last Thursday that was 3x's the dose she should have been given. I asked for this medication.( I am going to be vague to protect her privacy, so bear with me.) My little girl is tiny. She is barely 54#s at 7 1/2 years old and very tall. My little skinny minny :) After the first dose she complained of a tummy ache. After the second dose she was sleepy which, according to the Dr and the medicine sheet was normal. But for my busy busy girl very unusual! After the third dose .....things went bad. She was crying and complaining of awful tummy pain. She was very sleepy and laying down most of the day. I knew from our Dr that until her system adjusted these things were normal. BUT...I know my girl. I couldn't take it to see her in pain. This child dances and sings and jumps ALL. DAY. LONG. To see her sleepy and out of it, was wrong. I stopped the medicine. Monday morning I got her in to the Dr. Her tummy was still hurting. Now she is VERY constipated & running a fever. After a long talk with her Dr. I saw the look on his face. A light bulb went off for him and he realized she was given a dose of medicine that was 3 times the normal for her size! IF I had continued her meds, assuming all was NORMAL it could have been BAD.
He admitted it and asked for forgiveness admitting he couldn't believe he did this. He told me he was thankful I stopped the medicine and that he would ask GOD to forgive his mistake. He hugged my little Bug. He missed it, the pharmacy missed it.
I LOVE my Doctor. He is wonderful. He loves GOD. He is kind. He is human. And he made a mistake. Always TRUST your instincts.