Treating Family Members

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Vince R. -

....also treating oneself. a few years ago a local general surgeon had to be "rescued" after he passed out whilst performing his own vasectomy. A clear case of a total "balls-up".

Maria R. -

it doesnt sound like the diagnosis AOM v. cavernous sinus thrombosis would have been made any better or quicker if he had brought his kid to the ER. He put his kid on abx for AOM and perforated TM, then when not better and vision changes started, consulted with neuro and ENT who didnt know what it was, then only when had 6th n. palsy, neuro rec MRI which found diagnosis.
that would probably translate to 3 ER visits, and negative CT head, prior to the final diagnosis.

David W. -

When my son was 14 months old he had bronchiolitis (wheezing, cough, runny nose, low grade fever, etc) so I tried to be a good boy and let my wife take him to the pediatrician. He came home with a script for amox for a red eardrum. (I looked, no effusion.) So, I drove to target and wrote a script for a nebulizer, albuterol and we got to sleep for a few hours . . .

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