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Tracheostomy possible, more testing needed, sleep study coming, oximetry exception

Posted Sep 16 2009 10:43pm
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Two days ago we went to the ENT specialist and he said a tracheostomy is possibly in the deck of cards somewhere. We need more testing to determine if i need it NOW or if I need some other management.

We have a sleep study coming up

Oximetry exception – September 13th 2009, did not start recorder successfully / CORRUPT DATA

September 14th returned to normal recording.

  • Sleep Study <PEND SCHEDULING>
  • Voiding Cystourethrogram / Urodynamics – CMG <WAIT SCHEDULING>
  • ABGs draw (IP)<WAIT SCHEDULING>
  • Cardiac Monitor <IN PROGRESS>
  • ETCO2 Monitor <PENDING FIGHT WITH INSURANCE… YAY!)

we 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.

  • Spinal X-Ray Series <WAIT PENDING>
  • Glasses <WAIT INSURANCE / MONEY>
  • Pulmonary Functions Test (monitor respiratory status) <ORDERED OCT 2009>
  • Endoscopy (ulcer in stomach possibly) <Pending requisition>
  • New Wheelchair <PEND INSURANCE APPROVAL>
  • Pacemaker / ICD <PENDING ORDER>
  • Tracheostomy <PENDING ORDER>
  • Breast surgery visit <PENDING SCHEDULING>
  • Muscle Biopsy – See if there is a muscular dystrophy or other disease directly affecting the muscle such as progressive rhabdmyolysis. (INACTIVE) (OP / IP at doctors discretion)<PEND SCHEDULING>
  • Toxicology panels (drug & standard) – See if disease caused by toxic mutagenic agent (OP) <INACTIVE>[WAIT FOR BETTER INSURANCE]
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