First- Well I don't have to be struck down by lightning to get that we do not belong @ MGH.
In addition to the very long list of things we see as sub-standard care, today a new one and the final straw. the final step in the transplant eval process is his psyche eval.
The psyche Dr.P does not have a secretary so in order to make an appt there is a lot of phone tag. The initial appt which was made while he was inpt back in Feb/March for April Shawn had to cancel, I can't remember why exactly.
Then there was phone calls back and forth trying to reschedule, another appt was set for May which she had to cancel, then more phone tag and another appt which was made for July.
He ended up inpatient, she popped her head in the door introduced herself but said she could not see him d/t some emergency. She reassured him that this would not hold up his transplant eval. A new appt was scheduled for today.
When he arrived, no Dr.P. Apparently she was on vacation and several patients had shown up for appt's which she had failed to notify, cancel and reschedule.
Shawn proceded to medical records, picked up a hard copy of his entire record and came home.
One good thing was I got to spend the day reading and disecting his record. Amazing how many errors can be found and how dangerous some of those can be. Any hoo made for some great reading. I loved reading between the lines.
I also discovered that when he was at his best in 2/04 ie working 60-80 hrs per wk, 175 lbs, totally asymptomatic his FEV1% was only 56%/2.47 L. How the hell did he manage that? I never saw him SOB. How long did it take him to get there and how amazing that his body adapted. his O2 sats were always 90-92%.
Now 8/13 he was 24%/1.07L, FVC 36%/1.98 his O2 sats on 4L are 90-93% @ rest.
This CF is crazy shit.
Second- Hi Kori thanks for the comment, makes me feel so official. Love my Boston..see the picture isn't he handsome?
Right now, there is a beautiful blue sky and Shawn is out happily riding his motorcycle having a good day. I love to see him happy and at peace.
Rest in Peace Aunt Marybeth
2 years ago