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Thread #126345   Message #2819679
Posted By: Bat Goddess
23-Jan-10 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon's Medical Woes - Winter 2010
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon Fell -- On Way to Hospital
Let's see if this works --

Sins, just left message on your voice mail -- can't talk right now as have a whole bunch of stuff that's got to get done before I go pick Tom up at 5 (not forgetting the concertina).

Just got off the phone with Dr. Bryson of Dr. Zeitels' office and I think I feel a lot better. At least I'm reassured that Dr. Z hasn't abandoned us (not that I thought he had).

But I've got my work cut out for me on Monday (I'll have to take the day off) first talking to Dr. Zeitels first thing in the morning, then all the others involved.

Found out that Dr. Ettiger (hospital cardiologist) wouldn't sign off because Tom not finished with antibiotics, even though everybody else didn't seem to think that was a problem. Also that Tom's defibrillator battery hadn't been changed yet, even though no one has objected until now that it will be changed on Feb. 18. I've got lots of questions for Tom's regular cardiologist, Dr. Cunningham, as well. (Logging yet more phone time.) And the report and sign-off from the vascular guy may not have been received at Dr. Z's office -- more phone calls there.

Tom's primary care Dr. Thompson is working to get things straightened out, too -- he seems to think that Tom is actually at LESS risk for anesthesia now than he was during the original surgery in October.


I'd REALLY like to have a more or less normal day off sometime -- you know, one that actually involves R&R.