Medical Code remains red, New G-Tube New Problem, not happy
Posted Jun 16 2009 11:32pm
Unhappy with this 3.0cm monstrosity
The medical code will currently remain at code red . As stated in my earlier post today, There were three possible outcomes of today’s general surgical appointment. Apparently outcome C. came to be correct. Although, I might have been a bit happier if outcome eight was correct, and they took me in for the endoscopy today, and found out what the problem was. The problem definitely was not a G-tube too short for my stomach. I currently have a tube, that is approximately 1 inch too long. I strongly advocate against measuring for a G-tube that is longer than what you need. A G-tube t hat is too long, poses a health hazard! it can easily be pulled out, or otherwise damage the inner lining of the stomach! Always have a professional measure for your G-tube, and make sure to double check the measurements! Never order it to larger if there is not a size smaller! It is better to have a tight tube than to have one that is far too loose!
With all the above said, I will be scheduling the endoscopy as soon as possible. Sooner than we were anticipating probably. Since my stomach is being a pain in the ass. And my G-tube is being a pain in the belly… literally!
Pulmonary Functions Test (resp problems, PFT is a default test every 3 months, 4 months passed.) (OP) <SCHEDULING>
Endoscopy (2 year follow up & suspected internal pressure ulcer from G-Tube + H. Pylori follow up PRIORITY!!!) (IP) <WAIT SCHEDULING>
Pulse Oximeter (ordered by pulmonary) <INACTIVE> [WAIT FOR BETTER INSURANCE]
ETCO2 monitor (ordered by pulmonary) <INACTIVE>[WAIT FOR BETTER INSURANCE]
Muscle Biopsy – See if there is a muscular dystrophy or other disease directly affecting the muscle such as progressive rhabdmyolysis. (Live – To be scheduled) (OP / IP at doctors discretion)<WAIT SCHEDULING>
Toxicology panels (drug & standard) – See if disease caused by toxic mutagenic agent (Live – To be scheduled) (OP) <INACTIVE>[WAIT FOR BETTER INSURANCE]
ABGs draw (IP)<WAIT SCHEDULING>
Urodynamics study (under anesthesia or neuromuscular blockade) (repeat due to question of suprapubic catheter) (IP)<WAIT SCHEDULING>
Echocardiogram (repeat due to 1 year passing since last ECHO) (IP)<WAIT SCHEDULING>
CT head & spine w/o contrast and with contrast (repeat due to 1 year passing since last CT series) (IP/OP) <WAIT SCHEDULING>>
are also waiting on a few other things to be ordered after the completion of these, the next order batch is. All of the below are considered dead until converted to live orders.
New wheelchair (CONFIRMED: WILL BE ORDERED, PAPERWORK TO BE SIGNED MORE) (OP, Duh!) <ACTIVE>
Deep Brain Stimulator insertion surgery talk (new surgery in talks) (IP, Duh!) <INACTIVE>
Spinal plain X-Ray series – June(6 months will have passed, usually done twice yearly) (OP) <DEAD. CT SUPERSEDES THIS 6 MO SERIES>