Having trouble getting 2nd Remicade infusion set up

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   Posted 8/21/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
 Hi, Just want to vent a sec. Before I got out of ther Hospital My GI went on vacation. He said do no forget to go for your Remicade Infusion on the 25th. I asked him if it was set up he said call the office when you get out and set it up. I did this and guess what he left no orders. So they have to page him and get the orders. Now, the Hospital where I'm supposed to get it won't do it until they know for sure the insurance will pay for it and this could take 4 to 5 weeks. I'ts a smaller hospital and they said they just started these new procedures. My insurance covers the Remicade but in the policy it doesn't guarantee payment (what?). Well anyway they asked if I would go to another Hospital to do it and I said I have no problem with that. Well they can't get me in until sometime in September. So now they are trying to get it set up with a Dr. That does it at his office The thing is they won't be calling until Monday which is the day I'm supposed to get the treatment. Today I've had the big D and cramping and this makes me very nervous. Sorry this was so long I tried to give the short version. shocked
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 allergic to Asacol
 Colazal made it worse
 Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   
 Flagyl 500mg X2 daily
 First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes 

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