Thank you to everyone for your advice. After I posted last night Mike and I had a talk and decided we are going to explore other options for Madeline’s care. More specifically, we’re going to seek second opinions through other hospitals while exploring our options at our current facility. We’re going to set up a meeting with Maddie’s pediatrician, Dr. Looove, to fill her in on what’s been going on. She’s been out of the office for the last few days…she didn’t clear her vacation with me, but I’ll forgive her this time. I’m consulting with a few people I trust who work for Dr. Lung’s hospital to find out what’s involved with the whole ethics thing. Believe me when I say my complaint has already been written, and now I’m just trying to figure out where to send it.
My mom was on vitals.com today (a new doctor-rating site) and discovered that we’re not the only ones who thought Dr. Lung was crap. Out of a possible four stars, she has one. Her staff received a 0.7. Nice. I gave them zero stars. Bastards. I wish I could link to her but I promised Mike I wouldn’t get sued in 2008.
Most of you asked what constitutes Dr. Lung being the best around. Well, I have done a lot of research on her and her credentials, her awards, her published papers, etc, and she’s a genius. Literally one of the top pediatric pulmonologists in the country. ON PAPER. As the last month has shown (and a lot of you pointed out), her application of this knowledge is lacking. We didn’t have the option to choose her – Maddie was an in-patient and you get who you get in that case. Now that she’s out-patient, there are more options and we’re going to take advantage.
Ideally, we’ll be able to stay at our current facility as switching would be quite a nightmare. My insurance would probably laugh in my face – they are probably looking for ways to drop our multi-million dollar family every day!
Moving on. Maddie had her repeat sweat chloride study today. This time we were at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation accredited facility, so the results should be more accurate. The technician told us that she’d reversed the last three results from Dr. Lung’s facility. Hopefully Maddie will be the fourth in a row. We’ll get the results tomorrow morning, so everyone think happy thoughts. If you subscribe to my site feed, you saw my mobile picture posts from the test. We were there longer than we were supposed to be, as Dr. Lung’s office didn’t send the correct paperwork – even after I confirmed with them yesterday afternoon it’d been sent. Luckily, this facility was great and they fixed the problem – it just took an extra hour and fifteen minutes.
I’m tired of these ranting, negative posts. Coming up, posts about carnivorous chickens, vomiting husbands, and blond ‘fros. With pictures!