On Sunday the 16/7/2017 I went to Team medical in Coastlands, Paraparaumu with my daughter she is 23 months old.
I explained to the nurse, that I had come in because I was extremely worried about my daughters breathing and cough, her breathing was fast and shallow. My daughter also needed to have a urine sample taken however the urine sample needed to be taken to our own G.P., I explained to the nurse that I was aware that her urine sample needed to be taken to our own G.P.
The nurse listened to my concern and took my daughters temperature. The nurse told me that my daughter's temperature was up and it won't be long until you see the doctor.
The doctor on duty came in and I explained what had been happening with her breathing and cough. I told the doctor that my daughter's temperature was up and this had been going on and off since April. I then asked if this is normal. The Doctor said, " no it is not, you need to see your own Doctor for that." The Doctor made me feel like I was waisting his time as he told me he had 10 more patience to see after me. The Doctor looked at my daughters breathing and said it is normal she is breathing from her tummy and her lungs are clear.
As it turned out on Tuesday, 18/7/2017 in the afternoon, I went to my own G..P and was sent by my G.P to Wellington hospital. Where my daughter's temperature was 39.4 and she was diagnosed with viral pneumonia.
If on the Sunday, when I was extremely concerned about my daughter's health, the Doctor on duty at Team Medical, Coastlands, Paraparaumu had not rushed through my daughter's consult this would have been picked up earlier.
I understand that any Doctor on duty is busy however where there is a little toddler concerned I would not like to be treated as a overprotected mother.
Michelle van Cruchten