Hey ladies, I do have one thing I could use your advice on:
When we were in the NICU, they ran bloodwork looking for clotting disorders, and they felt pretty strongly he had one. They consulted with one pediatric hematologist by phone, from a different hospital. I was told that we needed to follow up with this doctor and he would need to re-run the same bloodwork when Carson got a little older because the labs on a newborn are not really accurate. They made a big deal out of us going back.
So I call, make an appointment with this hematologist and we go to the appointment, expecting bloodwork, etc. We get there and a different doctor who I have never even heard of comes in to the appointment. He asks us for a history of what happened with Carson, says he has reviewed his records, gives him a quick physical exam and tells us that he thinks he is fine. He said he "bets" the blood clot he was born with was due to the cord wrapping around his arm at some point (totally contrary to what everyone else has said). He says he will run a couple of tests when C is 6 months, but he doubts they will find anything.
I didn't say anything at the time, because I was kind of shocked by the situation, we had already waited 2 hours for this guy to come in and I just wanted to get out of there.
I felt really blown off by this guy. I talked to C's pedi this week and she agreed that that guy is terrible, and she said that referring people to that practice is a problem, because you ask for one guy and they give you this one. Problem: this is the only pediatric hematology practice in this town. Even if I call and request the original guy I wanted, will he really go against what this random guy said? They work out of the same practice, so I bet they back each other.
Hopefully that guy is right, C is fine, but I would really like a second opinion, which can only come from this practice, and I am torn about calling up there and "demanding" the original guy, because then he will probably think I am being one of "those" moms and really not investigate C's situation like I want him to.