Pile up on Aisle field of Dreamz.. Part Two.

(click here for part one)

Naval Hospital Update:

The phone started ringing, silently, during the Ultrasound. I ignored it and when I, finally answered, it was the registered nurse, at the Naval Hospital. She took down our new information and told me all was well in Navy-land, basically. Disaster Averted? I don’t really know, yet.

Trident Hospital – Some personal background..

I have had many experiences in several different hospitals. My least favorite, have been in Trident Hospital. My very least has been at Trident Hospital’s Emergency room. I hope I NEVER have to go there, again. If you are post gastric bypass, and your stoma is blocked, even if you think you will die, go somewhere else. They won’t treat you for what ails you, for hours, while they are so sure you are wrong. I’ve done it, there, three times. MUSC is where I want to go, if in that situation, again.

They lack the ability to “listen” and the “right hand never talks to the left hand.” Miscommunication abounds there. No thank you, for me, again. Glenn’s story was so real, for me.

I, also, have had surgery with two different surgeon’s, at Trident Hospital. I have more faith in those attached to Trident, than to the administration of Trident Hospital, itself.

A surgeon is someone we need when we are faced with limited choices. My first surgeon, makes me starve, at the hospital. He has good intentions. But, I don’t eat sugar substitutes or MSG, and that makes the trays he requires I be fed, post all surgeries, because I have had weight-loss surgery, toxic to me. There is more to MSG and aspartame than replacing my blue packet with a pink one. Sugar-Free Liquid Breakfast, Beef Broth, Sugar-Free Jello, and plain cream of wheat, aren’t cutting it for this girl. I think I should be able to have sugar if I want sugar. Period. Especially, since I *can* tolerate sugar.

My second surgeon, at Trident hospital, doesn’t do endoscopy. That’s just plan lazy and ridiculous. I was released from my open gall bladder surgery +5 days, when I got a piece of meat stuck in my stoma. This new surgeon also does weight loss surgery, so we called him, from the Trident ER, to see if he could expedite the situation, to find out he doesn’t do endo! What? The reason I needed him was because the ER doesn’t listen and I was being treated as a “vomitting patient post open gall bladder surgery.” I really was a “vomiting patient post gall bladder surgery, with a blocked stoma, because of a gastric bypass!” Hello, people.. sometimes you need to shut up and listen. While you dope me up with Morphine and Delauded, I just need an Endo!

So, there I was.. the non-patient.. wanting the best for my child.. and no surgeon to name.

I went with the suggestion of the Urgent Care Doctor. Jeffrey LaFond. He’s great. He did my child the best service, with absolutely great bed-side manner. There is a reason he does thousands of these lap surgeries. He’s great. Did I mention he’s great? :)

Over the phone, from Summerville Medical Center, Emergency Waiting Room (out patient) he sends us to Trident, for pre-admit, because that is where he’s scheduled for surgery, all day, “tomorrow.”

I didn’t blink. I just did what would help my daughter the fastest. I was worried about her morphine wearing off, through all of this, because as out-patient’s, we didn’t have a doctor to help, if she went back into full pain.

Trident Hospital – Arriving

When we arrived, at Trident Admitting, just inside the Emergency Room, Girlie’s first name was wrong, on the admit order. We had to wait while they contacted the doctor to fix the error. They had her first initial right. haha (There was another patient with a mis-spelled name, too.)

Half an hour later, we were checking in. Half an hour later we were going upstairs, to a private room.

(I have checked the font issues.. and they are all set the same.. ugh ugh ugh.. sorry)
(to be continued..)

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Pile up on Aisle field of Dreamz.. Part Two.

(click here for part one)

Naval Hospital Update:

The phone started ringing, silently, during the Ultrasound. I ignored it and when I, finally answered, it was the registered nurse, at the Naval Hospital. She took down our new information and told me all was well in Navy-land, basically. Disaster Averted? I don’t really know, yet.

Trident Hospital – Some personal background..

I have had many experiences in several different hospitals. My least favorite, have been in Trident Hospital. My very least has been at Trident Hospital’s Emergency room. I hope I NEVER have to go there, again. If you are post gastric bypass, and your stoma is blocked, even if you think you will die, go somewhere else. They won’t treat you for what ails you, for hours, while they are so sure you are wrong. I’ve done it, there, three times. MUSC is where I want to go, if in that situation, again.

They lack the ability to “listen” and the “right hand never talks to the left hand.” Miscommunication abounds there. No thank you, for me, again. Glenn’s story was so real, for me.

I, also, have had surgery with two different surgeon’s, at Trident Hospital. I have more faith in those attached to Trident, than to the administration of Trident Hospital, itself.

A surgeon is someone we need when we are faced with limited choices. My first surgeon, makes me starve, at the hospital. He has good intentions. But, I don’t eat sugar substitutes or MSG, and that makes the trays he requires I be fed, post all surgeries, because I have had weight-loss surgery, toxic to me. There is more to MSG and aspartame than replacing my blue packet with a pink one. Sugar-Free Liquid Breakfast, Beef Broth, Sugar-Free Jello, and plain cream of wheat, aren’t cutting it for this girl. I think I should be able to have sugar if I want sugar. Period. Especially, since I *can* tolerate sugar.

My second surgeon, at Trident hospital, doesn’t do endoscopy. That’s just plan lazy and ridiculous. I was released from my open gall bladder surgery +5 days, when I got a piece of meat stuck in my stoma. This new surgeon also does weight loss surgery, so we called him, from the Trident ER, to see if he could expedite the situation, to find out he doesn’t do endo! What? The reason I needed him was because the ER doesn’t listen and I was being treated as a “vomitting patient post open gall bladder surgery.” I really was a “vomiting patient post gall bladder surgery, with a blocked stoma, because of a gastric bypass!” Hello, people.. sometimes you need to shut up and listen. While you dope me up with Morphine and Delauded, I just need an Endo!

So, there I was.. the non-patient.. wanting the best for my child.. and no surgeon to name.

I went with the suggestion of the Urgent Care Doctor. Jeffrey LaFond. He’s great. He did my child the best service, with absolutely great bed-side manner. There is a reason he does thousands of these lap surgeries. He’s great. Did I mention he’s great? :)

Over the phone, from Summerville Medical Center, Emergency Waiting Room (out patient) he sends us to Trident, for pre-admit, because that is where he’s scheduled for surgery, all day, “tomorrow.”

I didn’t blink. I just did what would help my daughter the fastest. I was worried about her morphine wearing off, through all of this, because as out-patient’s, we didn’t have a doctor to help, if she went back into full pain.

Trident Hospital – Arriving

When we arrived, at Trident Admitting, just inside the Emergency Room, Girlie’s first name was wrong, on the admit order. We had to wait while they contacted the doctor to fix the error. They had her first initial right. haha (There was another patient with a mis-spelled name, too.)

Half an hour later, we were checking in. Half an hour later we were going upstairs, to a private room.

(I have checked the font issues.. and they are all set the same.. ugh ugh ugh.. sorry)
(to be continued..)

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