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Tuesday, September 29

Hospitals, Tests and Appointments

Sometimes I wonder if the right hand knows what the left hand is doing or vice versa. Twice on Monday someone called and asked for Dwight. The first time it was the hospital wanting to tell him when to come in for a doppler. The second time it was the specialist's office wanting to tell him when they had booked his doppler at the hospital. Both places should have known he hadn't been released yet. Though it wasn't anything life threatening, it was annoying to think that these are the people responsible for the lives of their patients. Very scary. The doppler is October 9th.

Dwight was to have a catscan on Monday, which never happened. The specialist came in this morning to see the results and Dwight had to tell him that he hadn't had it. The specialist was bewildered and phoned imaging. Imaging told the specialist he hadn't ordered a catscan for Dwight. The nurse said that appointments get deleted out of the systems when imaging becomes backlogged. Go figure.

Finally at 4pm today, the catscan took place. The results came back and the doctor signed the discharge papers, gave hubby prescriptions for anti stroke drugs and preventatives and the boys and I picked him up. The only thing wrong with this is that the anti stroke drug isn't covered by our drug plan. However, the pharmacist was nice and let me bring them home so hubby would have them for tonight. Problem is, if the doctor can't get them covered, we will owe a big bill and these are something that has to be purchased on a monthly basis.

Well, we will pass that bridge when we come to it, I guess and have faith that the doctor will find a way to get it paid for. Seem to me the Golden Years aren't what they're cracked up to be.

Hubby has an appointment with the optometrist tomorrow to find out if there was any permanent eye damage. We do know that he has blockages in the arteries of his neck. He will be seeing the family doctor sometime this week or early next week and arranging an appointment to see about getting them cleared.

Wishing everyone a great week.

12 comments:

  1. Mary, I am sure that you both will rest easier now that Dwight is home. I hope the doctor can get the drug covered for you. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

    God bless.

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  2. I'll be praying that it all gets worked out... I'm sure he'll be on the 'merry'go-round" for a while until they check him out good..(that's what I call all the doctor's visits and test)
    You and Dwight get some rest.

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  3. I'm so glad that your husband is home and is doing well. I'm sure all this was pretty scary for all of you. Good luck with the other tests and the medication

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  4. How frustrating to not have the drug coverage. And they DON'T come cheaply either!

    Just pray that all goes well, Dwight recovers fully, and the rest will work itself out somehow.

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  5. Yes we would like to think the hospital would know where it's patients were! Hope all works out with the meds. Hang in there:)

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  6. Catching up a bit. Sorry about Dwight's stroke and the medical bill. There's probably an alternative drug that is covered.

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  7. Mary glad your husband is home though so many stressful things seem to be happening. Hope everything gets straightened out and he can just relax and get to feeling better. Hugs my friend

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  8. Sounds very frustrating . Those kinds of things happen here too, and the whole covered meds is is difficult!

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  9. That is definitely scary! I was annoyed the other day when the dr's office called to tell Kristen she had swine flu. A few days later, when she wasn't that sick, she insisted on another blood test - she's anemic! No flu at all. Makes you wonder.

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  10. Mary I am so sorry you all are going through so much. I will pray that they can get the meds for Dwight at a reasonable price. Praying he feels better soon, Love and hugs Grams

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  11. Hi Mary!

    After you told me that your husband had had this, I came straight over to rad about it. As you know my mum is recovering from this right now. I'm intrigued that you mention anti stroke drugs- they've only given my mum aspirin! If you have a minute, I'd love to know which drug Dwight's been prescribed. Perhaps I can ask mum's doc if she should be on it... thanks- hope all is well now =)

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