So, venting here a bit. My Mom has been struggling with some health issues...first thought to be anemia, but may be other things. She has been to the primary care doctor so many times and then there's the referrals. Every time there is a referral situation it is weeks on end to figure it all out and not much for results. Last week they went to a cardiologist to get checked out and the doc wanted an EKG. They wouldn't approve it right away and it was going to be weeks again. My Mom is at the point where she has struggled with being tired and weak, dealth with swelling issues, various meds haven't worked well and caused more problems, and now she is dealing with dizziness, even without activity. The beauracracy of an HMO type plan is extremely frustrating. My Dad had enough and took her to the ER the other day and now she is in the hospital. Her potassium levels are extremely high, among other things. There are concerns about her kidneys and her heart. My Dad sounded like he was at his wits end today when I talked to him and it has certainly rubbed me the wrong way.
This is a bit of a vent of frustration and a bit of a request. Please pray for her and our family (or good thoughts, vibes, whatever you do). I really hope it will work out and they will figure things out and get her better. I'm certainly not ready to lose my moms, although I don't think it's THAT bad. I'm about as frustrated as my Dad and don't like the situation. I despise the fact they have to constantly seek approval for things and can't go right to specialists.