... 5 years- I finally demanded mom go see an ortho who sees no signs of it, just some plates and screws that needed to be taken out of her leg years ago because the same "GP" never did any follow-up since 2004--- my mom is crippled now and in nursing home and needs frequent blood transfusions now and I worry about VRE- Home administrators refuse to follow the ortho's med orders (1/6/10) to stop vanco now because they don't want to over-ride the quack GP. Dr. Quack will not return my calls what should I do?
If your mother's GP is part of a nursing home you are really stuck. These doctors think they are GODS. They can not be fired or anything. Fly out and bring your mom under your wing where you live. She must understand that you love her and want to be with her. Spend sometime with her. She is not well at all.
You mentioned she needs frequent transfusions and the reason is something you need to look into. She should see a Hematologist (doctor of the blood). She can not live getting blood often. Her body is shutting down.
Talk to the home social worker. They are more open than anyone else in the home. If no one listens and you can not bring her closer to you, then move her to another home. But you must realize her body might not be able to take the move to where she knows no one.
Sorry I can not help you anymore than making you think about your options. I am a realist, my dad died and my father died because a GP that did not know his head was on backwards.
BTW: The Ortho. is right !!!
I will keep you and your mom in my prayers.
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