Monday, December 18, 2006

Doctor Visit

Mom happened to have an appointment with her doctor, scheduled a month earlier, so I took her in at 1:30 pm and explained what had happened over the weekend.
Dr. Rosen ordered an MRI of the shoulder (to rule out a rotator cuff tear) and a blood test of her Prothrombin time. She also ordered Tylenol every 6 hours for shoulder pain.
But when I tried to schedule the MRI, the staff asked if she had a Pacemaker, and I answered yes.
The result was a flurry of phone calls to the doctor and back to me, resulting in an order for a CT scan instead. The soonest we could get was Friday, so Mom's physical therapy for the shoulder had to be delayed.

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