Posted 9/12/2013 8:08 PM (GMT -6)
Sorry to hear this Dr was a real jerk to your Mother in law and you. I'm going to agree with everyone, you need another opinion from someone else. I think that you both might benefit from pain pumps. Now I have zero experience with them, other when I"m on a PCA in the hospital.
As for his attitude, man that's tough. I will say this, when we were stationed in Italy, my daughter has serious issues with ear infections as a baby. We couldn't keep her off of antibiotics, well the base we were at did not have military specialist, just a clinic. So, we would have to go to the local Italian hospitals. We saw the professor and he refused PE tubes for her, told me to give her vitamins. He wouldn't hear anything that either myself or my hubby had to say about her, period.
My husband, became ill over there and was admitted to the local hospital. The professor came with a large group of Doctors and he questioned what they were giving him. He was told you just take it, after everyone left, another Dr returned to inform my husband that the professor was in charge and HE KNEW what was best for my husband. That while my husband was there he wasn't to ask any questions at all, just do as they say.
That being said, I'm thinking it might be a European Doctor kinda of attitude. I know it stinks, but that seems to be how they are. I'm seeing more and more of this attitude here in the states. It seems now days, Doctor's are becoming less compassionate about their patients, worried more about making money, and sometimes just plain out don't care.
I hope you can find someone there in the UK who will help you both out. I'm truly sorry that you're not doing to well (((((hugs))))). Hang in there and as always you're in my prayers.
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.