Redneck Review

Sunday, September 11, 2005

"I'm not so sure you really had pneumonia."

This is what Hillbilly Husband's doctor quacked at him this morning.
Not his real doctor--he was off for the weekend. The doctor who is
in the same practice as HH's doctor, who was covering rounds
for him.

So now, according to all the different doctors, HH must have just
spent 4 days in the hospital for a case of gout. He has had gout
before, and never went to the hospital.

So...he had pneumonia according to a blood test 3 weeks ago. The
doctor forgot to call him and tell him. HH had knee pain and called
the doctor, who told him about the pneumonia, and treated him for
a week with two different antibiotics. AND sent him for an MRI of
the knee. HH's knee quit hurting, but his foot swelled up. He couldn't
walk 10 feet without getting nauseous and short of breath and wheezing.

HH was admitted to the hospital, told he had cellulitis in the foot, and
pneumonia that was not responding to treatment. He was pumped
full of antibiotics, given breathing treatments every 4 hours, told he
had a bone infection in the foot. Or gout.

Now he has nothing but gout, but hasn't been put on a gout diet.

HH is supposed to come home tomorrow. He finally started feeling
better today. I told him that doctor must not want to be a part of
the untreated pneumonia malpractice suit, so he is denying that HH
ever had it to begin with.

Oh, and for the knee that doesn't hurt anymore? HH has an appointment
with an orthopedic surgeon for Tuesday. He might as well go to a
fortune teller. The diagnosis might be more accurate.


  • At 3:38 PM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    Who is in charge of this Hospital? Frank Burns from the 4077?

  • At 5:46 PM, Blogger Hillbilly Mom said…

    Or is it MONTGOMERY BURNS, the "Uncle Joe" look-alike?

  • At 8:37 PM, Blogger Redneck Diva said…

    Again I say, maybe you should consider the vet next time. Maybe he's just wormy.

  • At 9:00 PM, Blogger Hillbilly Mom said…

    Yes, I think wormy might just be the diagnosis we are looking for. But the vet is more expensive than the doctor. We took the dog and 3 of the 5 "free" cats to get shots, and it was over $500. The other two cats are not getting their booster shots for a while. It's not for rabies like the other ones.

  • At 3:10 PM, Blogger Redneck Diva said…

    YIKES!! This must be why all of our animals are flea-bitten and wormy. Mr. Diva said it was expensive, but I had no idea just how expensive!

    Did you know you can worm your dogs and cats by dumping the tobacco from an unsmoked cigarette over their food? They just gobble it up with their meal and voila - no more worms. Of course, then you're stuck with the family pets either bumming smokes off the neighbors or you have to make 'em all wear the patch . . .


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