Monday, November 23, 2009

In response...

In response to a comment about being too nice about the neurosurgeon in the latest Joshua's Journey regarding his shunt revision, please see the post "Andy is Toast." It explains the frustration and lack of confidence to say the least for this particular doctor. Andy was the reason why Phil started calling all doctors by their first names (even though he went by Drew) after all we were to be a team, or if anything we were more in charge of Josh's care from this day forward. The doctor was very quick to leave the room instead of answering questions, and the worst part of the whole ordeal was that Phil was on a business trip the day that Josh was admitted and didn't get home until the next day. Poor Tina had come in to help with Josh's IV, Phil called me back from my incesant messages for him to call me, and I handed the phone over to Tina to spill the news. Hmmm...probably not the way to tell him we were at the hospital again, but with Tina's voice Phil knew exactly where we were. After his return it was no playing around but forcing the doctor to talk to us and explain all options for Josh. I guess I was a little nice in the last post, but Andy was definitely not a favorite of ours.

3 comments:

Crystal M. said...

I think we all have come across doctors like that. I had one sit down and say "Ok what do you need?" like I was a burden on him. I never went back again.

ellen charge said...

spose its k to bkinda nice bout the drs in here even if they r bad coz u never know whos reading lol can imagine he was bad imagine not knowing it was the shut sticking out ve ehard a few bad stories in my tiems to but lucky for me my drs were k i never really had any majourly bad stuff less u count the resident that said i need a new tue when he wasnt even called i mean i never had a prob wastn even in for that and nothing was in my notes or the heart dr who did my line whod come in and not rite in the notes or say y i was getting sick all the time

Christy said...

Just wanted to facts to be out there!!