It’s been a couple of days since the last Moksha update so I thought I’d give you a brief one here although there’s not much to tell. We’re in Canada now and have spent the last two days sitting for HOURS in the ER in Montreal. This whole thing could turn into a huge rant commentary on royal WTFness of both the US and Canadian medical systems, but I’ll withhold on that for now.
Suffice it to say, we waited around for 8 hours on Sunday. Every doctor or nurse that saw her said, “Oh, that’s really bad. You need surgery.” Duh. After 8 hours and finally talking to a ‘real’ doctor, she was given MORE pain meds and told she’s ‘on the list’ and it could be anywhere from 2-3 weeks for they could get to her for a 1.5 surgery.
We wake up yesterday and realize it’s looking worse AGAIN and she’s in more pain AGAIN even with the new ‘upgraded’ pain meds. Further investigation reveals more bone protruding, a new yellowish hue around it and the point (where the third piece of bone is penetrating the skin) is turning white.
We decide to go BACK to the ER again and be a little more aggressive about this. After another multi-hour wait including various doctors from the day before walking by and saying, “Ooooh, that looks a lot worse than yesterday”, we are finally told that it will probably be less than 2 weeks but they can’t know for sure as it’s a ‘priority system’. We pushed a bit and they said they would ‘Mark it down that it’s getting worse and that she’d probably be moved up the list.’
Alas….it’s a waiting game right now. I think the health care rant is imminent but won’t happen today. Right now Moksha is resting in the Eastern Townships of Quebec on heavy painkillers and awaiting the call to come back to Montreal for surgery.
Suffice it to say that all of our August dates have been cancelled. We’re still confident that September and the rest of the year will still happen