Find A New Doctor Stat!!

January 30, 2010 at 2:48 am

Everyone is right. Sure the doctor’s and even this forum says it takes time, but you know your mom. She is paralyzed. If the treatment given has not taken affect, it’s time for another treatment or a different treatment. I started my IVIG treatment (5 day loading dose) Jan. 11, 2010. I felt awful intil Jan. 25th. That is how long it took for me to feel a difference. I find it hard to beleive that this was the right treatment for your mom if she has not improved a bit! Find another doctor. I’m assuming she is in a hospital. Since I don’t know if the doctor is the “hospitalist neurologist” or not, my best advice would be to go to the nearest medical plaza or the medical arts building attached to the hospital and make an appointment with another neurologist. You can go in as her medical advocate and give them the run down with all her records. maybe the new doctor will have a different idea, or better yet, a sense of urgency. Chances are that the doctor will have privelages at the hospital and can take over your mothers case, no problem……. You are going to have to do this on your own becauase of her frail condition. Do not take no for an answer from any secretary who says the patient has to be present to be seen. You are next of kin, you are now her medical advocate. If she is at home receiving home health care, call your insurance company and request (demand) that she is assinged a case manager (RN). They will walk you through every step you need to take to have your mom cared for. They can even override the first doctors desicion of “waiting” and continue to look for medical treatment for your mom. They will also take care of all the paperwork, referrals, etc…. for you. They are basically social worker’s out to help people get medical attention because they have a medical background. God Bless them……. Mine has been an angel! Good luck.