sorry, in all seriousness, I'm glad your kid ended up being okay. if I actually talk about times I've been at the ER for real stuff, and people have been there for stupid stuff it will ruin my night, and probably the next few days.
6 ups, 7y,
One time I was at the ER, and they asked the heroine addict next to me if she smokes... She said, well not CIGARETTES. Craziness
nooo I don't want to talk about it, I'll get upset. I've needed and my family has needed legit urgent care a few times and people have been ahead of me for absolutely STUPID or preventative reasons and when lives are on the line it's infuriating. Or when I see someone in pieces and someone's in front of them with a damn cold. It just ... it gets a very deep personal nerve. So I completely understand where you're coming from 100% and when your loved one may actually be in danger and loved-one instincts kick in, ... it's just .... I don't want to talk about it cuz yeah. I know I've been there more than once and I know. I'm sorry. I'm sorry you had to be there. Our system shouldn't tolerate it. We should be better than that.
If it was something preventative or non-imminent they need to get the hell out. That's so stupid and insulting to everyone else there. :( :( but yea again the system isn't built right so those things are allowed to happen.
Ideally, like in our state, there are normal doctor's offices that are like "emergency-whatever" doctor's offices where you aren't clogging up the damn ER like an idiot for the waaah I have a cough while other people are freaking bleeding out, broken bones, etc.. see, this's why I can't talk about it. I take this stuff very personally. It's important to me and the system just isn't robust enough. I'm really sorry.