Thursday, February 27, 2014

Follow-Up On The Toe Situation

Yesterday CC had his follow-up for his toe.

They took x-rays like they've done every time... and we waited for the doctor. He wasn't long in coming, but he was a different guy from the first time since the first doctor left the practice.

This new doctor was nice enough, said he'd looked at the x-rays, and then proceeded to ask which toe was broken. (WHAT?!) We should've known at that point...

The doctor then started mashing probing all over CC's foot and especially his toes. "Does this hurt?" he'd ask. (CC tensing but maintaining his man card) "Yes." "How about this? Does this hurt?" said dooflip doctor, as he's mashing down hard on the exact spot of the break. "YES."

Dooflip doctor starts talking about the fracture at the TIP of his toe (WHAT?!) and how his toes are arthritic (WHAT?!) and he'll prescribe an anti-inflammatory, which will hopefully lessen his pain. He also said it was "weird" that CC's having more pain, not less, this week and CC should walk less and elevate it more. (WHAT?!) He leaves and we're confused. Sigh.

Then he proceeds to come back a few minutes later before we check out to apologize because he realized he told us the break was in the tip of CC's toe. "That one's there (WHAT?!), but you also have a break at the base of the toe."

Um, yeah, thanks, we already knew that SINCE THAT'S WHERE IT HURTS WHEN YOU PUSH ON IT AND OH YEAH, HE CAN'T WALK.

Also the little matter of your directions to walk less. Hard to do when you're not walking at all already. Sigh.

Oh and how about the fact that apparently he didn't even look at the chart first to know what the situation was!!!! Grr...

Hubby called the office today to complain (kindly) and ask for a different doctor. We got a different doctor but the office manager didn't seem to understand our issues. A very frustrating week on the toe front.

Here's hoping next week's follow-up to the follow-up yields better info. as we're feeling pretty frustrated at this point.

1 comment:

LauraC said...

What a pain in the butt Susan!! Seriously sounds like you need a different urgent care office or something. I am SO READY for spring.