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After this should I still let them operate on our baby?
November 19, 2012 at 8:59 PM

After what happened today I am not sure if I want the doctors to still operate on our baby. Would you if you were in our shoes?

Okay I will start at the beginning. On forth of July we noticed our baby was walking funny so we checked her foot and found what looked to be a thorn in it. So myself, dh and mil worked on her foot and we thought we got it out. But three days later when she still wouldnt walk on her foot I took her to the ER and they said she just had some splinters still in it and it would heal. So a month goes by and she still isnt better so I took her to her pedi and he said it was wart and froze it. Well three months later when I took her to the pedi for a ear infection I begged for him to look at it again because I knew it wasnt any better. And finally when the pedi looked at it he agreed with me and said he had no clue what it was either and sent us to a specialist a hour and a half drive away. Well we went to the specialist and even he said he didnt know what it was either but he said he knew it wasnt supposed to be there and said he would scedule a surgery to get it out. So he scheduled us a pre op appt because the surgeon said he would never operate on anyone without doing a pre op.

So pre op was scheduled for tomorrow morning first thing and they called us today to confirm the appt. So thirty minutes before they closed dh asked me to call then to see if they had a open friday appt so he could come with us since he didnt have work that day. So I did and they said that we didnt have a appt at all! WTF! They just called us to confirm our appt this morning now all of a sudden we dont have one! And that not all. Not only did we not have a appt they said it wasnt necessary for our dd to have a pre op since she was so young! So here I was I had to re schedule my pre natal appt that I had tomorrow to go to the pre op appt. Dh and I asked mil to watch our oldest dd so we could go to that pre ob appt. We gased up our car and packed everything to entertain and feed our 19 month old baby for the hour and a half one way car trip and it turns out that they totally and utterly messed up!!!!!! I talked to the nurse tonight and she said she would talk to everyone in the morning and figure out what is going on but she said not to worry that I might not have to have a pre op appt and that we just need to show up on the 30th for the surgery! Okay now this sound so outrageous that I feel like I am on a episode of house right now!

After everything that happened I am not sure I want them or trust them enough to operate on our 19 month old baby? Would you?

Replies

  • Fields456
    November 19, 2012 at 9:01 PM
    If your not comfortable have the pedi refer u to someone else. Now I do have to say my pedis office did that once I had a double appointment for both kids they confirmed it and when we got there dd wasnt on the schedule I was pissed but it was a scheduling mistake by the front desk not the pedis fault
  • mommysangelface
    November 19, 2012 at 9:01 PM
    Yes I would.
  • NyiaBaby216
    November 19, 2012 at 9:04 PM
    Thats the secretary's fault, not the doctors. But I think you should still try to schedule her a pre op...see what they say. What does her being young have to do with anything? They dont know what it is so....
    I know a 10 mth old who had to have a pre op before a surgery...and your 19 mth old doesnt?
  • LucyMom08
    November 19, 2012 at 9:04 PM
    I would...it's not the surgeons fault that the clerical staff made a mistake...your daughter needs to be seen, right?
  • quickbooksworm
    November 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM
    It was a scheduling error. Those things happen. Your doctor and his abilities have nothing to do with that.
  • BloodyKisses
    November 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM
    My dd has had sugery like 8 times in 5 years. I would never put her needs to the side because of a silly mix.up like that.
  • nzumbrun
    November 19, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    I would make the preop and talk to the Dr. If you still feel uncomfortable get a second opinion

  • jenny198356
    November 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Did they xray it to see exactly what it was? Just asking. I would go ahead with the surgery because scheduling problems are not the docs fault.


  • WendyJR
    by WendyJR
    November 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    I would still go. It wasn't the surgeons fault. The doctor would still  be capable of doing the surgery even if the office staff can't tell their keyboard from their elbow. If you're uncomfortable without a pre-op appointment then insist on having one before the surgery.  Good Luck!

  • Countrygerl
    November 19, 2012 at 9:29 PM


    Quoting jenny198356:

    Did they xray it to see exactly what it was? Just asking. I would go ahead with the surgery because scheduling problems are not the docs fault.



    They never even suggested a x ray. All they said was I dont know what it is but it shouldnt be there and we need to get it out. When they said that I felt like I was on a episode of house. I dont know what it is but we are going to cut you open to find out. Sound like something dr house would say!

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