Tuesday, April 28, 2009
April 28th, 2009
I don't even know how to start this post...
I had the WORST ever appointment with our Surgeon/ENT today. When we got there, they had us scheduled wrong and then tried to blame me for the scheduling mishap. They had us down to see SLP, but the appt was specifically scheduled to see the Doctor about scheduling Carver's second CI. Then we waited nearly an hour to see the doctor. I booked another appointment 1 1/2 hours after this appt, so I didn't have a lot of spare time. Once we got in to see the doctor, he says that he heard good things about Carver's progress and that he's on board with the second CI. HOWEVER, he wants to talk to his colleages about whether or not it makes sense to proceed with Carver's second implant or wait until he is older. I asked what had changed and really nothing had changed. Shouldn't he have talked to his colleagues before agreeing to do bilateral implants? He even got it approved through insurance for bilateral. He had also given me the timeframe for the second implant.. 3-6 months after the first. Now, he wants to talk to his colleagues about it?? What the heck!! If I would have know this was going to be an issue, I could have gone out of state and had both done at the same time. I'm so pissed right now that I waited this long and now the Doctor is trying to back out of something he agreed to do. I could understand if we weren't seeing any progress, but we are. Also, he said in the beginning that we would implant regardless of progress. I'm so angry right now. He also made a couple comments about how difficult it would be to map bilaterally??? What???? So, why did he take us on to begin with? I'm concerned that his staff doesn't know how to map a CI at this point. I've had my doubts in the past, now I'm seriously concerned. I'm so frustrated, I don't know what to do.