Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Date - Up!

So the blog grader thinks I should update.  Therefore I will update.  (Please, don't look at my grade, it's embarrassingly low)

Since the hospital appointment last Monday, and the tearful post that followed, I've calmed down a bit.  That's a good thing, right?  Squeakydaddy & I went to see our GP on Wednesday (we couldn't go earlier, there's 2 GPs on jobshare at our practice, and we wanted to see the one who's been involved this far, rather than having to explain everything to the other one, who wouldn't really be able to add anything anyway).  We had a good chat with her, and a bit of a cry (or I did, anyway) and, love her, she's really helpful.  She spoke to the surgeon's secretary & got a copy of his report faxed through, so she actually knew what had been decided, which is MUCH more than he told me, and then she told me that info.

Mr Orthopod has referred Squeaky to Llandough Hospital, to a Paediatric Orthopaedic specialist for a second opinion, because when he manipulated her hips they felt OK, but the ultrasound showed an anomaly, so he wants the Paediatric guy to do whatever they do.  There's a real chance they won't feel the need to do anything except monitor it, which is a big relief.

I'm also strangely excited about it being Llandough.  It was a 50/50 in my mind whether it would be the Paediatric unit at University Hospital, in the centre of Cardiff, which would be a) dull, and b) an utter PITA and involve me dealing with horrible junctions on horrible busy bits of road.  But instead I get to go to a beautiful old hospital out in the back end of nowhere, with loads of parking, and to get there I have to drive directly past (and take a diversion via, obviously) lots of exciting places like Hobbycraft, and Mamas & Papas.  I'm allowed to go to nice places when I've had to do something scary, it's my reward.  Llandough has a really new specialist Orthopaedic unit, which is clearly why we've been sent there.  It's a lovely old place, just a long way from anywhere.

My doc's back in the office today, and she said she's going to chase up the new Orthopod's secretary to try and speed up the appointment for us, especially after the delays that were at least in part down to her.  So hopefully there will be another update here soon.


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