Post Incident Admin

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One of the things about any sort of incident with Dominic is that the aftermath admin is ridiculous. I’ve written before about the difficulty about having specialists at 3 different hospitals – but this is where that really falls apart.

So, in the last month Dominic was quite ill with Vomiting Bug, cold / bronchiolitis on top of all the other stuff. This meant we missed appointments – namely the original MRI date at GOSH and his MLB at JR.

You can imagine the pain it is getting a bed in hospital at this time of year, when you ring up and say you can’t come there is almost a sigh of relief on the end of the phone… but it’s just postponing the problem. Re booking is a pain for everyone. 

The MRI at GOSH was sorted within a week… the MLB at JR was not. There is a bed crisis everywhere, but JR is on black. 

So, we go to GOSH first and they damage Dominic’s airways. Now we have this situation where I am refusing to sign anymore consent forms until the MLB is done but no one knows when it can be done… Doms next op is in just over 4 weeks, and you’ve got to lose 2 of those to Christmas.

So… out go all the emails and phone calls to the consultants secretaries. Please may I have:

  • A new date
  • Confirmation a paediatric ENT person will be present for the next intubation
  • The photos of Dominic’s airways from his last MLB 

Along with photos of the letter from the anaesthetist and a detailed description of what happened – using all the correct medical terms in all the right places šŸ˜‚

And now… we wait and see what happens next! We await responses from 3 separate hospitals and 5 consultants, then consolidate all the responses and let everyone know what’s going on. 

I’d really like my own secretary… life would be so much easier!

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