Monday, March 2, 2009

Doctors

So little Bay and I went to another ENT today, Dr. Fewins. She is going to have to have sinus surgery! Our regular ENT, Dr. Burkett can't perform the type of surgery she needs. His neck gives him trouble, he is getting a little older but we still love and respect him! So he sent us to this young lad. This guy is really young! He looks really young too! He is like Dougie Hauser! It is actually the doctor who did Michael's sinus surgery about a year and a half ago. Michael thought he was a little arrogant but good. Well today he asked me a couple of questions about Bay then said that it was absurd to do this type of sinus surgery on a two year old child. I fought back the tears at this point. Then the nurse interrupted and said he had a call. He came back after about five minutes or so. Seemed like forever! He did apologize then again said that he would never do this surgery on Bay! I couldn't fight the tears any longer. He said to remember that Bay is probably in a lot of pain. He asked if I have ever had a sinus infection. I said sniff sniff, I have one right now!! I know she feels like crap that's why I am here! A million thoughts were going through my head! I asked him what the next step was then! He said we needed to go to an allergist. Well we went to him, Dr. Roberts, about two weeks ago. He wanted for us to use this nose spray and come back in a couple of months, the meds take that long to work!! The allergist wanted also to see what the ENT said after the Cat Scan. After I told him that he kinda just sat there. He did look in her ears and said that the tubes needed to be replaced, they were blocked and not functioning properly. Dr. Burkett also said that needed to be done! He asked why he hadn't done this. Well he wanted Bay to only have one surgery, the tubes along with sinuses! Not do back to back surgeries! He said oh yeah. Then he wrote the name of his children's ENT on a piece of paper with his sloppy doctor handwriting! No phone number or address just the name. He did tell me that it would be a long drive! So I am thinking Plano or something??
Dr. Burkett's office is in the same building so I went there when done. Gabby, his wonderful nurse Bay loves was there. I knew Burkett was on Vacation. She calmed me down! She thought that I should see him on Thursday when he returns. She thinks he might replace the tubes and do a sinus rinse. This would buy her some time for the allergist to work his magic. She will probably have to have shots for a while!
So my problem was not what Dr. Fewins said it was how he said it! Different doctors have different limits! I respect that! Just don't be a BUTT about it!

7 comments:

Katy said...

I am still on vacation but when I get back I really want to get together and talk to you about Bay. I think I know a dr that might be able to help Bay. But it is a little complicated to explain on here.

Jay said...

I'm so sorry you had to put up with an inconsiderate dr. Something will work out for Bay. We have an ENT in Dallas if you need a 2nd opinion. Wishing you the best and hope you're feeling better too!

Kathy said...

Sorry You are having to go through this. Love ya

marcia@joyismygoal said...

How frustrating --it bothers me when I cry when I really want to say 'stop listen to me' or 'do you hear your tone young man ':0 i wish i had been there to help Doogie mind his manners:)

Natalie said...

So sorry you had such a bad experience. Hope little Bay will be feeling better soon. Love n'hugs.

The Tall and Short of it said...

Marcia--The funny part is that I very well might of been able to call him "young man"!

The Tall and Short of it said...

Marcia--The funny part is that I very well might of been able to call him "young man"!

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