I'm going to lose my shit

Seems that we're having a bit of a problem with the SIT attending. I've decided to come here, to my safe place, and blog about it instead of venting at Scott. Poor boy doesn't need to listen to my rantings.

The SIT attending on the floor is basically in charge of watching over the general well being on each patient in SICU. He is supposed to be here to help keep all the different specialties in line and working together. He is supposed to be the total body overseer.

This morning he came in with gusto, as he usual does with his condescending attitude barking orders, not listening and generally being an ass. He's decided that Scott's triple lumien (special IV) needs to be pulled and not replaced. He's decided that Scott's catheter needs to be pulled tomorrow (even though Scott must have 3 days of theraputic Flomax before pulling it). He's decided the the IV antibiotics that Scott's been on since last Monday for a raging infection in the leg that's been opened up 4 times complete with fever should be discontinued. Oh and when I said the antibiotics are for a specific infection does he open up the dressing and look at Scott's leg to make a determination, no he does not. He glances at it says oh its wraped and says discontinue the antibiotics.
Come on for real. Isn't the first rule of medicine do no harm? I know I'm not a doctor but nobody knows Scott better than me. NOBODY.
Unless this dr has a crystal ball that he's not sharing there is not a single person on this earth that knows when or if Scott is going to have another bleeding episode. He wasn't there when we took Scott to IR emergently to place the triple lumien line because Scott blew 6 regular IV's in one day from all the blood products. He wasn't there when Scott almost bled to death in IR. The triple lumien that was placed in the middle of the IR pre-procedure waiting room so we could rapid infuse all the blood that Scott needed to stay alive.
All his little brown nosing residents can't speak up and tell him he's wrong. They nod their heads and treat him like he's God. He's not God and I'm at the point where I think it would be better if they stopped listening to him and started thinking for themselves.
Don't get me wrong he's a very intelligent man. Highly educated, wicked smart. But his bedside manner and his listening capabilities need some serious improvement. Looks like I'm going to have to give him the Brandi class on how to not suck.


Dear Dr. Arogant,

Stop underestimating what Scott is capable of. Just about the time you stupidly take away all the precautions I've worked so hard to put in place Scott will decide to throw another aneurisym and we'll be back at zero because of you.

Dr. Arogant, you will not win this battle nor will you win the war. I will always do what I think is best for Scott. I will take the 4 million dollars that this hospital has been paid to date on Scott's behalf and I will use it to choke the life out of your smug face.
You better listen up. In this one instance I do know better than you. I am better than you and the sooner you realize it the better we will all be.


The Psychotic, slightly unbalanced, protective wife in 511


All of this will be resolved with our vascular team. I will not under any circumstances let anything happen to Scott that I'm not ok with.

This Mama Bear is fierce and so not the person to fuck with. I'll tear you apart and not bat an eyelash.

Somehow, I don't feel better. I probably won't until I get things resolved with Dr. Ben, Dr. N or Dr. Jacobs. If I have to pull another show down with a dr. in this room I will. Nate is already popping popcorn. He was here the last time I had a showdown so he's pretty excited to see another.

Rant over!

In other news,
Scott is doing ok. His appetite is gone this morning which bothers me but his leg still looks good. We're going to be getting him up in the chair again around 10.
If I can keep myself out of jail and Scott can keep from bleeding all over the place we just might make this a good day. Oh and KT, Justin, Kara and my mom are all headed up for a visit.

Anonymous –   – (January 20, 2010 at 9:59 AM)  

Glad to see you are sticking to your guns...you are right, no one knows Scott and this situation better than you. It has to be hard to have such "educated" medical professionals trying to tell you otherwise, but put on your boxing gloves and continue to fight the fight. I found when interning at a hospital that SOME doctors become extraordinarily arrogant because of the letters they have after their names--even though that may not mean that they know everything like they think they do. The good news is that you and Scott have yourselves a group of wonderful doctors who love you guys and are looking out for your best interests....and excellent nursing staff which, in my opinion, trumps all.

Still thinking of you and praying for you all.

Sending the best of vibes,
Jenn, Steve, and Carter

Mark Stevens –   – (January 20, 2010 at 10:45 AM)  

Wave that well honed sword Brandi.
A man with "letters" has nothing over your instinct and intuition.
Mama bear has it best.

Jen –   – (January 20, 2010 at 12:33 PM)  

Keep em on their toes, Brandi!

Scott you rest and get stronger!!

Love Jen

Anonymous –   – (January 20, 2010 at 2:12 PM)  

Brandi and Scoot,

Brandi go for it, you know Scott better than some docs do. I agree they think since they have a few letters after their name they know it all. Like with Mike, from bowling, some docs that he's never seen before think they know what they're talking about and then they see his leg and hear his history and they disappear and never return, not even to eat crow.
You're all in our thoughts and prayers for continued good news. Scott you better listen to Brandi and do what she says or else.
Hope to see you guys soon. Take care.

Mike and Linda Boyko

Anonymous –   – (January 20, 2010 at 2:14 PM)  

Sorry Scott and typed faster than I read and see I misspelled your name. Oh well I guess you can now be known as Scoot instaed of Scott. Sorry.

Linda Boyko

Anonymous –   – (January 20, 2010 at 7:54 PM)  

Well I have been waiting all day to see if you would send a post from jail, n so far nope. lol Hold you ground girl because you are right no one knows Scott like you do. You may not have the schooling they all do but you have your gut instinct wich all of us mothers n wife's know means more than any schooling.
hopeing today went peacful and with no set backs. lots of love, hugs n even more good thoughts comin your way.

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