Monday, October 6, 2008

Out Of The Office

Today we head off to meet with Kid's new neurologist. I am very anxious about this appointment and I ain't gonna lie to you about it. I'm hoping I'll be pleasantly surprised... but leaving such a renowned hospital, where I was fairly confident that we were getting the best medical treatment possible, for a regional hospital (without a Children's hospital I might add) is not exactly leaving me too hopeful. Our previous neurologist said he'd never heard of the local guy but that Kid's situation was "pretty much straight forward" at this point... hmm... we'll see I guess. I'm more than willing to drive to one of the bigger medical centers if I have any qualms about this guy AT ALL.

Don't know what in the hell I'm talking about? Read THIS.




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UPDATE:
I'll probably get into all this in more detail in the next few days... BUT... put your fears aside, Dr Popalowski was freaking fantastic. Hands down the best bedside manner I have ever seen... almost legendary like a Dr Doolittle of the neurology world. He even had an old fashioned doctor kit filled with finger puppets... people... finger puppets!
Mr F and were both really happy with his manner and his treatment plans. He did a great job of explaining his rational (which is saying something since he is not a native English speaker). We're doing another EEG in 2 weeks and then we'll proceed from there.
I am relieved beyond words.

23 comments:

Marie said...

((hugs)) That sounds extremely stressful, especially having to change in the middle of it and right at the time she's stopping her medications. I hope everything goes well!

Julie said...

I'll be thinking of you. Good luck with this. I hope it all turns out well!

Robin said...

That is stressful. Good luck!!

Supermom said...

Thinking about you and baby!

Michelle :)

angie said...

i am crossing every body part that can be crossed. My heart rate is going sky high. I am hoping the best for you and kid. Love to all of you. And call my cell (or home after 2) if you want to give me an update or need anything. Love you.

Kiki said...

I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts today, whispering prayers for wisdom for the doctor and strength for you. Kid will be awesome, we've seen her be a trooper before!!

This isn't coming out like I want...just know that I'm keeping a good thought!! {{hugs}}

Out of Hand said...

I cannot believe that I didn't realize that your epilepsy post was you...you know my step son has epilepsy and I suffered from anxiety for well...since the first seizure. More than two years. Kiki had forwarded me your blog and as I read that post I felt like at least there was one other person that understood how this wears on you...I am praying for complete healing for your daughter and peace for your whole family through this.

Elizabeth said...

Thinking of you guys, keeping my fingers crossed.

michelline said...

I'm so glad he turned out the way you'd like him to. That's one less stress you have to deal with now!

Lori said...

I can't imagine the worry and pain you all have to endure daily. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I will pray that the Dr.'s are very experienced and capable of dealing with this "pediatric" situation.
Best Wishes!!!

Mrs Furious said...

Thanks for everyones kind words, thoughts, and hugs.
While walking the day to day with Kid and her health issues has gotten easier to bear changing caregivers is stressful, not just because of all the unknowns, but also because we have to go back and relive those terrifying times.
I was very happy with the doctor and his assistant. They were both so child friendly you'd think they were part-time clowns :) Their office (outpatient) was in a truly beautiful, new, VERY child friendly building that just boosted your spirits to be in (which when you spend time waiting for appointments you know DOES make a huge difference). Only time will tell how I fell about the hospital staff and how (if ever) they handle an emergent peds case. But for now I am relieved. I feel comfortable and confident that this doctor is intelligent and intuitive and not just going through the motions.

Andrea said...

yeah, Im glad to hear good news he sounds like a fantastic doctor.

Julie said...

What a relief!

Hurray for you!

Haley said...

Yay for the new doc!

Mary Poppins said...

let's hear it for dr. p and his finger puppets. i wish my doc had finger puppets. so glad things went well.

Out of Hand said...

Whew! One concern out of the way! Just hang in there...I always go with the how much time did I really have reason to worry...that something was actually happening that was cause for action or concern. Go Good Doctor!

angie said...

whew. that's the best news i have heard in a long time. so happy for you. obviously keep us updated on the tests and treatment plan.

Kellie said...

Mrs F! I am so glad that things turned out ok with the new doc. I totally can appreciate what a relief that must be. Fingers crossed on the EEG! Waiting for more good news....

Shirls said...

what fab news!

Gigs said...

SO glad to hear it went well. Finding a good dr. has got to be such a relief. Yea!

Elizabeth said...

yess, I have switched to hot cofee too.

I'm curious, how much does kid know/understand about her condition?

(sorry about the typing, I just smushe4d my finger making a fake rock...)

Missives From Suburbia said...

I'm so glad you liked him, Mrs. F. I hope the EEG goes well and the results are positive.

Mrs Furious said...

Thanks again everyone.


Elizabeth,
Kid has a pretty good idea about her condition. She doesn't remember the seizures themselves since she was not fully conscious... but I've been straight forward in non-scary terms about what happened and why she needs medication. I have to talk about it in front of her to doctors, teachers, etc so it's best that she know everything I'm telling them. It happened at the best time developmentally for her since being between 4-6 there isn't that feeling of differentness as being bad yet. That was a blessing.

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