Over the last few weeks we have been trying to line up docotors in North Carolina.
It is something that I didn’t particularly want initially, because we LOVE our team in Indiana.
However, while we were home, in Indiana, we had a couple cancellations. This messed with a few medical questions and urgencies. Since we were there only a short period of time we were unable to see them….. stressful, I know!!!!
Soooooooo……Now, we decided we needed to build our team of doctors for Theodore in North Carolina.
You would think this would be rather simple, but because of this tedious process My hair started falling out, I questioned God, the medical field and increased my wine intake.
These people have been infuriating to work with, they are slow, rude, do not follow through and question my own knowledge.
A great deal of them have been disrespectful and I am not sure how some of them have their medical license.
After many useless appointments and tons of paperwork we have asked to see specialists at Duke Medical.
Ummm…. that wasn’t easy either AND it was as if I asked many of them to cure cancer.
One doctor read Theodore’s charts/notes incorrectly and before they even seen Theodore they gave him a diagnosis. The others wouldn’t see him until I dotted every I and crossed every T.
1. I understand and appreciate efficiency, but what about emergencies and the urgency of the situation at hand?
2. They diagnosed him with something he clearly did not have and when I told them they questioned me….whaaat?
3. They wanted us to wait EIGHT months to see a doctor. No sir that isn’t happening!!!
I have fought, argued and challenged many medical facilities, because of these mishaps.
This should not have to happen, we are dealing with actual lives. Shouldn’t it be more efficient, no matter who it is shouldn’t we care MORE??
A medical professional actually told me that I fought only because I was educated.
Not sure if that was a compliment or them being disrespectful BUT…..
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!
No…..I fight because I care!
I have a lot of fight and a lot to fight for ….but what about all the other children in this world. What about all the other PEOPLE in this world??
Shouldn’t we all have someone fighting for us??
Just because I am educated you recognize my fight.
I have come to learn that racism isnt just black or white. It is educated, uneducated, black, military, non-military, poor, rich, white, northern, southern, red, green purple and blue.
What are we supposed to do?
All lives matter right?
I know this is a topic that has been popular over the last year, but I never come to recognize its importance until I had to fight for my son just to be seen at a specialist.
We are all so afraid of fighting, and if we’re not fighting then we are challenging EVERYTHING!
I understand the fear…
We are in a constant push and pull!!
I don’t have the answers but DAMN IT I will find the answers and I challenge everyone to speak out and find answers.
In our current situation it is the medical field.
But ….many others struggle in different areas.
We have had the privilege of seeing the best medical care in Indiana and I will fight for nothing less.
I fear for those who know nothing different.
I fear for those who have no more fight.
I fear for those who are bullied.
I fear for those who are challenged.
I am, Reporting to Duty, and asking you all to challenge the fight. DO NOT give up or give in!!
We all need to fight for EACH OTHER. I am going to continue my duty. I am going to write a Thank You letter to those medical professionals that have helped us and I am going to write those in charge of the medical professionals that have challenged us. Something needs to change and ALL LIVES MATTER!
Until Next Time,
Reporting to Duty