Update on my dad

so as you know my dad was having a scan yesterday on his bowels. Well he never had it. He went to the hospital, and they started it. They gave him the dye to drink, he drank it and they were just about to put the rest of the dye up through his bowel when a nurse asked him what meds he was on. When he told her he was on steroids she said she couldnt continue to do the scan. She said if she did it she thought it would do more damage to his bowel because of the fact he was taking steroids. So he never had it done. The thing I was confused about is this. That gastroenterologists he is seeing put him on those meds, she’s also the doc who ordered this scan. You’d think she’d know what damage could occur from the steroids right? It doesnt really make sense to me. Anyway he was pretty pissed off that he didnt get it done. I would be too if I was him. He was pinning all of his hopes on this scan to try to figure out what treatment he’d be getting. Now he has to wait again for another letter from the gastro doc to see what she will do next. He has an apt to see her in october already but I’m not sure if she’ll give him another earlier appointment now since the scan wasnt done. Either way he has to have a liver ultrasound in september. So well thats where things are at with it right now.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

10 thoughts on “Update on my dad”

  1. Well what a cock up there. No wonder it is all confusing and I would be pretty pissed off too. I would write a letter of complaint if I was him to make it all official. I know it does not help his situation, but it highlights the consultants mistakes and to hope to learn from this so it does not happen again. Annoying your dad now has to wait that bit longer. I hope an earlier appointment comes through.

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