Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's Still Dark Out!

I have been noticing that the sun isn't coming up as early anymore.  Another sign of fall   : )

Our local postman was a real harbinger of doom yesterday.  He indicated that it's supposed to be in the mid to high 70s all this week!  However, he must've seen the deep sadness regarding that news in my expression because he quickly added "then next week it is supposed to turn cold & will probably stay that way!"

Husband Health Update:  I spoke with my husband's brother last night.  Their sister had told me that his symptoms prior to his diagnosis & surgery were exactly like John's had been prior to his trip to the ER & hospital stay last week.  I did not, however, realize just how exact they were!  While he was telling me what had happened to him, it was like I was hearing myself tell someone what happened to John!  His brother could not believe that no one in the hospital ordered this one standard test to be done based on those symptoms & that John's PCP did not even respond to my request that she consider ordering this test to ease our minds!  He said I can't let this go & suggested calling the insurance company today to ask for a referral.  I will be doing just that.  I told John this last night & he did not give me any argument so I know he is worried.  The only thing that concerns me is no doctor is probably going to want to get involved because if they agree that he needs this test done then they are going against the opinions of their peers.  I'm not someone who goes around suing people but I'm assuming that if I do find a doctor who will order this test & then the test results show that John indeed has this life-threatening condition it would then probably open a door for me to sue everyone else who did not order the test.  Of course I'm sure they would probably say there was no indication he needed this test when he came to the hospital.  I am so angry that I have to run around searching for someone to do a test that should've been ordered in the hospital or by his PCP.

4 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Praying that you find someone who will take this on so John can get the care he needs - and deserves....Hugs ~ Robin

bettyj said...

You are doing what you have to do for John. At times we are the only advocate. Hang in there.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

SHirlee, so glad to hear you are calling for a referral and HOPEFULLY the next doctor will have a enough common sense to do what is right for your hubby and not themselves! No one is going to fight harder for you or your hubby, then you! GO fight!!! OLM

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Well at least the postman had some humor for you! I sure hope you can get that test for your hubby. Still praying!!