easy child S's Broken Nose AGAIN.... sigh

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Woofens, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Woofens

    Woofens New Member

    Went to the Dev pediatrician today. We go every 3 months for easy child T's ACM and easy child S's ADHD. I was unhappy with the plastic surgeon the ER referred us to (have seen him myself, Moonwolf has seen him, neither of us were impressed) so I asked the DR to recommend someone else. They called a local Plastic Surgery Center (supposedly one of the best in the nation??) and the DR there that was consulted with is LIVID that easy child S wasn't seen the morning after the broken nose occurred. We now have an appointment at this center at 8:30 AM tomorrow, and have the instructions that S is not to eat or drink after midnight tonight. If she needs surgery, it will be done tomorrow. I'm so ANGRY! The ER told us she needed to be seen the next day, but the DR office they referred us to said no, after the swelling goes down. Now I find out she should have been seen the next day. GRRRRRRRRRR. I just want to scream :(

    Keep us in your thoughts tomorrow please, I really don't want her to have to go through surgery tomorrow.

    Hugs to all,
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    What's done is done. The main thing here is that you found someone better and they'll see you guys tomorrow -- you're doing everything you can. Hopefully she WON'T need surgery, but if she does, sounds like she's in the best hands possible!
  3. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am glad you followed your instincts and got another doctor to find one who will treat her ASAP. I hope she doesn't need surgery, but if she does, she will be in a good place for it.

    I want to go kick that Dr's behind - the one who said wait until the swelling goes down! I bet Auntie Star would join me.

    Good instinct on getting another opinion and referral. I say to ALWAYS trust your instincts! Moms really DO know best.

    Hugs to all of you, any medical procedure is scary and stressful.
  4. Woofens

    Woofens New Member

    Thanks all :)

    Good news... and not so good news, but not bad news. Good news is no surgery today. The break is only depressed 1/2 MM. It's making her nose look very wide and flat. The bruises have faded to a beautiful shade of yellow. The not so good news is, we have to go back at 9:15 Monday AM, same deal as today, no food or drink after midnight Sunday night, in case they do decide to put the bone back into place. We have about a 50-50 chance of them having to put it back in place. The good news about that is, the procedure only takes about 5 minutes, and is noninvasive. They will still put her under, but not very deeply and no stitches to worry about :)

    I'll keep you posted

  5. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Well, that sounds pretty decent, all things considered. Especially the non-invasive part. Hope you all can enjoy the weekend without worrying over Monday too much :)
  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Glad you found a good doctor, one who is responsive and responsible. I hope the nose is fine, but she could have real problems in the future if her nose is not set corectly.


  7. Woofens

    Woofens New Member

    Thanks GVCMom. I think we'll make it through the weekend ok. Sunday night I'll be a wreck again LOL. She isn't in any pain, she even sneezed today, and said it didn't hurt.

    Susie ( love your name by the way, if the baby is a girl her name will be Caroline Sue and we're gonna call her Susie) the doctor told us today that even if they do have to set it, there is still a chance that it will have to be repaired again when she is a late teen/ adult, because she is at the age where she is growing so fast, it can still grow crooked after the repair. We won't know for sure for up to a year after they set it. Right now, she is breathing fine through both sides, and he said her septum isn't deviated. *sigh of relief*

    Thanks to the both of you :)

  8. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    That is good for now!
    My little N has nose and eye issues. We have to wait until she older to see if it stays the same or gets worse.
    We subjected her to too much as a baby, we just want her to chill for a bit.

    Breathing is nice! Hopefully she will not have any issues with that. They have gotten to where they can do things so much easier nowadays though.
  9. Woofens

    Woofens New Member

    Thanks Toto. We are being optimistic :)

    Its hard to decide if you should put the kids through the stuff or not... I know when easy child T first had her ACM surgery, I would not have done it again, but now, 4 years later, I'd do it again in a heart beat.

  10. Ropefree

    Ropefree Banned

    I am screaming along with you. When I was injured at work years ago the practioner I saw minimized the injury and verbally told me what to say to my employers for work restrictions.
    YEars latter when I was given a diagnostic test by a specialist the matter was the type that required immediate treatments and the later date alternatives were risky and veery risky. The disabilies with it permenant either way.
    I would complain in writing to the hospital director later when the matter is properly corrected to your satisfaction.
    Broken is broken and there is never a reason to let the body heal around damage that needs intervention. You went to get medical care. Not medical neglect.
    That you could do at home and rather than spend money you could have burned bills at your own discretion for your amusement.