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Doctors, Doctors, Doctors

Yesterday was a busy hustle and bustle kind of day, and it was finished off with a very frank and honest discussion with the gastro.  To make a very long story short, we agreed that due to the level of need and amount of communication needed between his specialists, Braden needs to have all of his medical care consolidated to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  I honestly appreciate the doctor’s honesty, frankness, and integrity.  If you are reading this sir, know that I respect you for yesterday. 

We are confident that his medical care will be placed in good hands, but we can’t help be a bit sad.  Birmingham is an hour and a half away from where we live. A heck of a drive for a doctor’s visit!   So, it’s a bit of a drive.  It also happens to be a children’s hospital, and no matter how you slice it visiting a children’s hospital is difficult emotionally. 

We are currently awaiting appointments for pulmonology, gastroenterology, and urology.  We have an immunology appointment scheduled there next month.  So, doctors, doctors, and more doctors.  We will know more information after those appointments.  Until then, we wait and enjoy this beautiful Alabama weather.  Ok, beautiful until it started to pour a few minutes ago!


Comments on: "Doctors, Doctors, Doctors" (5)

  1. We have recently moved all Nick’s doctors to a children’s hospital in Baton Rouge, except neurology, because the only doctors in that field covered by his insurance is in New orleans, but either way, it’s about a 2 hour drive to each, with his primary pediatrician being local, which is find, because we really mostly need her for referrals anyway. It’s much easier being consolidated.

    I know the feeling too well. Calendar so full of dr. appointments that it’s hard to schedule appointments that don’t conflict with other scheduled appointments. I watch the frustrated look on the receptionist’s face after the 2nd or even 3rd attempt at making an appointment is unsuccessful due to conflict with another doctor. Of course it’s easier now since has therapists had to drop him due to lack of progress(don’t even get me started on how discouraging that is).

    Hang in there.

  2. Oh forgot to add, if you ask real nicely, many times they will try to accomodate you so you can see more than one doctor in one day. Very helpful then.

  3. I am hoping they have McDonald Houses there, or somewhere you can stay the night so you don’t have to do round trip in one day.

  4. I think it’s always nice when a Dr can admit their own limitations. I hope this translates into better and faster care for Braden.

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