Discussion in 'Social Club' started by Woods, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. Woods

    Woods Cooyon, Back from NOLA


    Stupid lab calls our doctor yesterday and says the test we have been waiting for the last 4-5 weeks was botched and they will have to have to re-do the test. Meaning we start the 6 week waiting process all over again. Our doctor is calling them today to chew some :ass: and see if they can get it done faster. Meanwhile our daughter is now worst and running 102-103 fever and they have no idea why.
  2. Cburrows_tx

    Cburrows_tx New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lamar Co. Texas
    Woods keep the faith man! I know it is hard. Your daughter is in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Outdoorsfool

    Outdoorsfool New Member

    Jul 14, 2003
    Central Missouri
    Hate to hear that.....there is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. Prayers your way.:cool:
  4. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Yep.. keep your chin up. We're pulling for you and your little girl.
  5. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    Keep the faith and hang in there. Will keep her in o
    ur thoughts n prayers bud. :)
  6. Bowpredator

    Bowpredator New Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Licking Missouri
    Hang in there! We'll keep you all in our prayers.
  7. Lynette

    Lynette Member

    Oct 18, 2005
    First I am sorry for what your family is going thru, you have my prayers.

    Before you go off on the labs. Understand more than 90% of the time what was actually went wrong was at the Drs. office. I routinely get sent the wrong tubes, hemolyzed blood, wrong temp, and totally wrong specimens, unlabeled specimens, tubes labeled with the wrong name, and specimens that are to old. All of which not only make it impossible, illegal, and totally immoral for the lab to run the test.

    Up on the floors of the hospital I hear nurses and Drs. telling the patients that the lab screwed up, when the truth is they did. That CSI stuff on TV is not real. If the specimen is not handled correctly the lab HAS to throw it away, because it will not give the correct results. An example you might equate it with is if someone handed you a crossbow bolt and a empty 22 rifle and said go get me that bear. That is the CR@P they send us then blame us when we cancel the test.
    To find out if was really the lab that screwed up, the lab will have sent a result sheet, stating how they messed the sample up. It will say, dropped on floor, wrong chemical added AT lab, lab stored AT wrong temp. This sheet MUST be put into the medical chart. Labs must and are legally obligated to send this info to be placed in the medical chart. If it was the Dr or nurse you won’t find this sheet a lot of the time, they don’t like people knowing about their mistakes. If it is not in the chart, I’m willing to bet that it was a Dr or nurse screw up. Also check the billing, they will usually, but not always run the next test for free if it is a lab error. Some tests are so delicate and have so many restrictions that it is usual to have 3 or 4 screw ups, and some you have to do a series of test, and sometimes we are not sent enough sample, we may need 10 ml. of blood and they only sent us 5 ml. Some tests are only done in one spot in the entire world, and during shipping they are messed up. Respected labs will always fess up to their mistakes, we cannot afford in the labs to lie or hide things, if we do it could cost someone their lives. Wrong medicine given, wrong treatment given, wrong blood given, to much medicine, not enough medicine given. It is a everyday thing for me to throw 1% to 10% of specimens away because it was sent to us wrong. Each specimen thrown away creates 10 minute of extra paper work for me, I hate throwing away specimens. There is no guessing in the labs, if there is a question we call on it, if the Dr or nurse gives us a inconsistent answer, we must ask for a redraw. There are less than 100 test in the world that take up to 6 weeks, and those test are the most delicate, time consuming, usually series test there are.
  8. sand_manms

    sand_manms New Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    South Mississippi
    Hang in there woods! We've gotcha in our prayers and thoughts.
  9. Booches

    Booches Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    Columbia, Missouri
    Prayers for you and yours
  10. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    Woods, we're thinking about you and praying for your daughter. Keep the faith.
  11. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    No doubt, Woods, keep on keepin on, we're all behind ya!!!
  12. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
  13. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    Things will work out, Hang in there.
  14. Woods

    Woods Cooyon, Back from NOLA

    Thanks folks, frustrating to have to wait 6 weeks for a gene test, only to be told 4-5 weeks later they have to start all over.
  15. V.P.

    V.P. New Member

    Jan 8, 2004
    Woods as Lynette said...

    ...my wife and I still have your daughter on our prayer list.

    However, Lynette is correct. And I posted on this subject before, you need to get her another doctor.

    My experience with doctors screwing up goes as follows. My wife and I both go to the same general practioner for a physical. We both ask for complete blood work ups. I spefically request thatmy thyroid function be checked. This was advice from my mothers doctor since she does have thyroid problems and said that her sons should also be checked.

    When the test come back it was my wifes blood that was tested for thyroid function and mine was not since according to my doctor was not necessary since men do not have thyroid problems. Needless to say I have not been back to this so called doctor. :mad:
  16. Lynette

    Lynette Member

    Oct 18, 2005
    WoW, my dad and my cousin had thyroid cancer, males not have thyroid problems my :ass:

    Sorry about being side tracked Woods, if you just U2U me the test name I can tell you how long the test takes, and were in the U.S. it is done.
  17. ladeerman

    ladeerman Active Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Laccassine, LA
    My thoughts exactly.....KEEP THE FAITH!
  18. Woods

    Woods Cooyon, Back from NOLA

    The test is called a 'gene' test. My wife says is a dna test.
  19. Lynette

    Lynette Member

    Oct 18, 2005
    Some currently available DNA-Based gene tests, this is less than half of the test that are DNA-Based gene test. There are very few labs in the country that do this type of testing.

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