I hate the run around that you have to go through to get what is needed. I am pleased they finally are working to get the radiation started. Do you think they are only ordering the chemo for a 2 week period so that the oncologist at the VA clinic can see him? It does sound like a stressful time in trying to get DRs to work together whether it's the VA or not. I don't know. It just upset me reading your post. You are trying to get treatment to save a life and you shouldn't have to jump through hoops to get what is desperately needed.
Since when is Valium not able to be called in? Is that a VA or State law thing? We have to have some RXs picked up but Valium can be called in here. I know because Mark has to take it.
Life becomes so different when our loved ones or ourselves now face cancer treatment. Priorities change and we come to know what is really important. It's what we think about 24 hours a day. It becomes the most important thing in our lives to get treatment easily and hope that when it starts that it will work.
I think about you two every day and I do understand how frustrating all the medical crap one has to go through. I don't understand the VA though as we went through our local University hospital. Fortunately we only had to drive 15 miles and can't imagine your road trips.
Demand that Butch's Valium be faxed in on a timely basis every month even if it takes repeated phone calls. I am pleased that one DR took up your cause to got things going.
Keep us updated and try to feel the love that we have for you both.
Sammie # 7651
When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -- Harriet Beecher Stowe