What Part of Urgent do Drs not Understand???
Thursday, June 07, 2012
On Tuesday my DH had his stress test and it was to check to see how stents were doing now that it has been a year since he had them inserted. It was also supposed to let us know if he could go off of the plavix which the dr thinks may have contributed to his GI bleed.
I made sure when we left there on Tuesday that the nurse knew about this and when she called on Wed to tell us things were good she didn't say a word about taking him off the plavix! So of course, I asked and she said she would have to talk to the dr and get back to me. Well, that was 24 hours ago and I haven't heard a word.!!
Also when we left the cardiologist's office on Tuesday, I drove straight to his primary care dr and told the nurse that DH was going to run out of the dexilant that was prescribed for him by the dr in Fort Meyers on Wed soooo the dr and the cardiologist needed to get together and decide what meds he needed to be on and we needed to do this ASAP! I still haven't heard from anyone there either.
I will be making more calls tomorrow morning as we need something resolved before the weekend. I am sure missing one pill isn't going to totally mess up anything but I don't want to tempt fate with going several days without something to coat his tummy as we certainly don't want to undo the progress we have made as his hemoglobin is back to 9.8 and it was 7.1 when he was hospitalized.
Sure is frustrating-I can't prescribe the medicine or make the decision. I know drs are busy, but this is important and I also need to try to get a mail order for 90 days here in 2 weeks as we are leaving 2 weeks from tomorrow for 6-8 weeks!