You can’t make these things up.
The saga of Hubby’s hospital appointment continues.
After Sunday’s cancellation and confirmation of his new appointment on the 26th in the post, we have been dutiful and arranged an INR appointment the day before (25th) as requested following a telephone call I received when up at the launderette yesterday.
I pointed out that Hubby’s INR was a stable 3.9, yet we had been advised his endoscopy had been cancelled as this was too high and would need to be around 2 to 2.5.
Anyone on blood thinners will know that you can’t drop your INR at the drop of a hat. It takes time, planning, and different medication, but the nurse said for him to continue his warfarin and to get an INR test done the day before then ring them with the result. It would then be decided whether or not to go ahead.
Hubby had a chat with the lovely lady at the INR clinic today. She said that it was not unusual for two doctors not to agree and for this particular procedure, a high INR would not be good. We made an INR appointment for the 25th though and rang the hospital with today’s results. In our post box was a letter from the hospital saying that the appointment on the 26th was a ‘provisional’ one. WTF?????
It’s happened. The brown stuff is flying.
Hubby has spoken to the hospital and it would appear that he SHOULD NEVER have been given an appointment for the procedure until he had seen his consultant to discuss it and his current medication! The consultant he is under was not available when the original appointment was made so it was decided to put him under someone else who didn’t know him or his history from Adam.
The staff nurse today has spoken to his assigned consultant who is ‘fuming’ at the cock-up that has ensued.
So, the scheduled endoscopy on the 26th has been cancelled, and we are now waiting for an appointment with the Consultant to discuss everything and see if it will be done or not.
As I said at the beginning,
You can’t make this stuff up!