It's sounding like the GI doctor who did the endoscopy last Thursday dropped the ball in moving forward with the consult with a surgeon. The "patient instructions" paperwork they printed out and sent home with us after the endoscopy only mention on the first page (of 6) "an appointment has been made (or make an appointment) to see a surgeon". No where else was anything mentioned about his gallbladder. Nothing in the "impression" or "recommendations" section. He just told us this verbally. As well as the anesthesiologist came in before the dr. to check on him and said looks like your gallbladder needs to come out. Then the GI dr. came in once he was more awake and explained it all.
So, I called the GI office on Friday and left a message asking to call me (my cell#) as I need to find out if their office handles getting the surgeon consult appt or does his primary dr need to do it? No call back. I called again this morning at 8:30 and left the same message, other than adding I had called Friday, too.
This afternoon the GI dr's medical assistant calls (our landline #) and asks for dh. I tell her I'll talk to her about it. She says she's calling to find out if he had his ultrasound done? I'm like um...well he had an ultrasound done weeks ago, before he even saw Dr S...or do you mean the endoscopy? (because they called it an "endoscopy w/ultrasound" when we were there). She kind of ummm'd and I said well he had the endoscopy with Dr S last Thursday and Dr. S said he needs his gallbladder removed and needs to consult with a surgeon and I've left 2 messages at your office to find out if your office sets that up or we do? She said no, we set that up....but I don't see anything here where Dr. S has that in his notes. I said there isn't anything in the paperwork sent home with dh either. She said she's going to have to talk to Dr. S and find out what is going on. Then she asked how he's feeling and I said not good actually. The past day and a half he's having stomach cramps, diarrhea and feels nauseous and we aren't sure what to do. I said that during the discharge I had asked Dr. S about the omeprazole prescription he was prescribed for 30 days by the dr when he was in the hospital, because he only has 3 days left and is it something he needs to keep taking or ? He didn't really answer me. Said "it's something we can look into". So, I told this assistant that he's been done taking it a few days now, so not sure if that could have anything to do with why his stomach is feeling worse, but she said she'd ask him about that, too. He doesn't have a fever. She just said if he gets really bad, then go back to ER. So, it sounds like basically we are in a wait and see when this surgeon consult is going to get scheduled. I asked when to expect to hear back from her on this and she said it will probably be tomorrow, as the dr is out for the rest of today.
I'm really hoping the consult with a surgeon is able to happen soon and not wait weeks and weeks for it. I see a FB friend of mine (old high school chum) just had her gallbladder out a couple weeks ago and seems to be doing well.