We disagree with the hospital's policy that makes parents leave their children in the PICU every few hours. Tonight at 10:00 pm we were asked to leave Noah while he was awake screaming and pleading us not to leave him. He was scared and very upset. He is in pain, has multiple IV's and hasn't eaten anything since 8:00PM yesterday. We walked out listening to him scream for us, pleading us not to leave him. There is no worse feeling I know of. It made me upset enough to post this.
If you would like to let the CEO know what you think of this policy you may send him an email at:
The Children's Hospital of Alabama
Mr. Wm. Michael Warren, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Nothing seems to change in this world until people rise up and voice their opinion. For the sake of the parents who will have to experience this after us until the new PICU is built, please voice your concern.
*Update: Children's Hospital of Birmingham's PICU is now parent friendly! They have a brand new PICU with rooms that are private and can accommodate the patient and parents. We are so glad that parents no longer have to experience the added stress and frustration of being separated from their child during an already overwhelming time.
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These posts are written by Noah's parents Jessica & John David Crowe. The default author is Jess, and those written by John David will be noted.