Saturday, July 7, 2007
Western modern medicine and chronic illness do not go hand in hand
Finally got in to see the doctor. Usually go to see the PA and she is much more knowledgeable and will take the time to talk with you than the doctor. Anyway, I was totally unimpressed. He basically told me that he didn't know anything about my son's condition and he wasn't going to try. Said I shouldn't be calling it IBS yet as it was too premature. Also that kids don't have what my son has and he's never seen anything like it. My son dropped 7 lbs in 3 weeks and he couldn't advise me on what I should be doing to put more weight on him. He is going to send us to a specialist 3 hours away but it will take months to get in. He did say yeast showed up in one of my son's test but he had no idea what significance that was. I asked about Candida and he couldn't tell me anything about it. I just rolled my eyes. My poor son came out of there thinking there was no hope for him. I told him to just ignore what the doctor said. I didn't want to see this guy in the first place but the other doctor and PA were on vacation so I didn't have a choice. I am looking into the Candida aspect as it can give IBS symptoms too but it seems like the medical establishment doesn't believe that exists either. I am so mad I could spit. I am thinking of looking up a naturopath. They could get a handle on this a lot better than any "physician" can.