Man, you just keep getting curve ball after curve ball, huh? I'm so sorry you're getting the run around.
And I totally understand some ambivalence regarding the situation - you want the best, but at the same time it isn't a good first impression to get the brush-off for sure. How long did he say it would take to "review" your file? If the doc's office can't give you a difinitive time for their answer, I would start the search again if I were you. I don't know... my instinct tells me that if I were in your shoes I would be finding another doc already because I would have been over-the-top irritated at the "no second opinion" scenario... but if you can hold out for a couple of days maybe it's worth it? I guess it wouldn't hurt to have another doc chosen regardless... you might not like this super-crohn's doc once you meet him anyway.
As for the petechiae... I am pretty unfamliar. I had weird rashes on my shins and thighs last year that felt kind of like razorburn and sometimes itched, but I never got a straight answer as to what it was (nothing simple or obvious like shaving, laundry detergent, food trigger, etc.). I benadryled myself every night before bed for a month or so and eventually it was gone. Could just be a freakish manifestation of your absorption issues...
I hope you get some answers soon MM... I know you have to be pulling your hair out over all of this. Getting the diagnoses, whatever it may be, is often the worst part of the ride. Try and keep your sense of humor, though... it goes a long way! Sending good thoughts your way.
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade '05 through '08, with no other maintenance meds
Noticing a real difference with a Gluten-Free diet.
Cimzia (started 2-12-09)
Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Forvia vitamins, and calcium chewies
Prednisone free, again! WHOOPIE!