Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Never Ending Story ?

Well, hubby had what we thought would be one of his last dental visits today. We weren't very happy with what we were told. He has to go back to the oral surgeon one more time.

It seems that the last time the oral surgeon cut his jaw open to remove some bone growths, he didn't close it completely or correctly or the stitches didn't hold and let loose prematurely. Not that it matters why, the fact remains that he has to go back! The bone was left exposed and now that part of the bone is dead! So the dead bone now has to be removed! NICE!!!! And the only way to do that is to open up his jaw again and cut, chip, grind the dead bone away, and then sew it back together one more time.

Needless to say hubby is not at all pleased about this situation. I told him that what ever fee they think they are going to charge for this surgery will not be paid for by us. I don't care if the oral surgeon has to eat this bill.....the last one cost $1,498.00, we are not paying again. I'll take him to court before we will pay again! In fact, I think he owes us some money for all the suffering he has put hubby through. And poor hubby has no more time he can take off from work for this. So, like the last time, he will have it done late in the afternoon one day and return to work the following morning. And once again his diet will consist of soup and milkshakes.....oh, yeah.....and pain medication!

10 comments:

Ame said...

oh, gosh! i am sooo sorry!

JD's Rose said...

That is harsh! Poor hubs!

That's right, you guys don't get many sick days over there, do you?

Can you work out a way to grind the pain meds into his milkshakes?

Nelly said...

Are you kidding me right now? Seriously! I would be so pissed! That poor man!

The Editor said...

That's terrible! I don't blame you and hubby for being upset. I would have been livid!

River Rat said...

You have got to be joking! That's just terrible! I don't blame you a bit, I wouldn't pay the damn bill either!

Tracy said...

I used to work in the dental field as an assistant to the dentist, and I had done many a gum surgery with him, and I do not ever recall any coming back in because the bone was exposed. What kind of dentist/oral surgeon are you seeing??? I am so aorry that that has happened to your hub! After this repair, I would be looking for a new dentist!

V said...

OMG!! that is just horrible!!! Poor hubby and poor you!!!

HUGS!

They BETTER NOT charge you!!

Slick said...

Geeez-us Martie, that man is being put through the ringer. It just sounds painful, I know he's hurting.

He's a lucky guy to have a lady around like you, that's for sure.

Rebecca said...

Milkshakes and Meds? I know some people who would find that just delightful! ;) hahaha.

Hope he feels better! :)

Smalltown RN said...

Ok so where was this story when I needed more stories for my "dental Horror" stories....that is just awful!!! I would certainly not pay....hope you let the doctor know that up front....

Cheers my friend....