Had a bad experience the other day with Mike at the dentist. Only a very few take his insurance, and we found one listed, one of the only ones with access to an oral surgeon, so we went there to have teeth pulled a few months ago. Mike needs a few more pulled, but we had to wait until his battery replacement surgery was over, and now the teeth must be attended to right away as another one is getting infected. His face was swollen, so I called for a prescription for antibiotics. Our appointment for the extraction was and is Friday, but the general dentist refused to prescribe over the phone, made us come in, which was hell on wheels as always. Mike's meds did not kick in. We had to wait two hours past his appointment time to see the dentist and neither the staff or the dentist would do anything about it, and he sat there rigid and shaking, unable to move for all that time. They all said sorry, but did nothing, and 3 people went in before us that came in after us, and I was frazzled. I'm sick besides, with this bronchitis, and it was a terrible day.
My Parkinsons website people think I should get rid of this dentist immediately, but his office is the only one with access to an oral surgeon. It's county/state insurance. Denti-Cal. Like Medi-Cal. The list is obsolete, no one takes it, and there isn't another surgeon in the whole San Fernando Valley, except the one he first saw who refused to treat him, referred him to the County Hospital, where it would take so long to get in to see anyone that he'd be dead of infection by them. Seriously. So I was thrilled to find the traveling oral surgeon who comes to this dental office once a month, and was able to work on Mike a few months ago, and will pull some more teeth in the coming weeks.
Is it reasonable to expect that they would see Mike at the appointed time just to write a scrip, and let us go, or make him wait all symptomatic for 2 and half hours. The Parkinsons website people are angry with me that I didn't raise hell, but we have no where else to go.
If only this upper respiratory junk would go away. I'm done in. And I'm so tired of fighting the system on behalf of Mike. I'm losing. Today I think I've lived too long.
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