Daily Archive for October 9th, 2006

UPSET!

Yoshi is in pain and it was all my fault and now there’s nothing I can do and I’m UPSET! (I was crying earlier, but that just made my contacts pop out and I stopped so I don’t lose them.)

Way back at the beginning of this year, I sent Yoshi to a crackpot dentist/endodontist who not only messed up the Yoshi-teeth and caused severe dental pain, but also caused permanent (irreparable?) damage, and has already cost thousands and thousands in dental expenses.

Yoshi finally had enough with this retarded dentist/endodontist I referred and asked if I could make an appointment with my dentist (who is very good, but not “in-network” and very, very expensive). My dentist referred out to a trusted and very good endodontist who took Yoshi in today for a same-day appointment.

The upshot is that this endodontist doesn’t want to fix the mess the first one caused. Basically, to get this fixed, Yoshi has to go back to the first one. And, although I completely understand why, Yoshi refuses to go back to the first.

Also, Yoshi has already “maxed out” on whatever insurance covers in a year… whatever that means. So let’s say this new endodontist agrees to fix things (which he already said he won’t)… it would be EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE to do so. Let’s say we wait ’til next year and “start from scratch.” Still will be expensive and more importantly, the damage has already been done.

I feel upset (and guilty) because if I had just referred my dentist in the first place (out-of-network or not), a lot of this could have been avoided. It’s very likely that they would not have had to do so many root canals (yes, multiple) on Yoshi who had (up until this quack) very nice teeth.

If I was so intent on finding an in-network dentist, I should have asked around and found someone with a lot of good feedback instead of sending Yoshi to one I found in the book. To be fair, the dentist I looked up was well-established and had been practicing for many years, graduated from a good school. I did not know that that dentist would only see Yoshi for the first appointment and then have a different dentist take over from there. I did not know they would screw things up and actually *cause* Yoshi to have a root canal or two. I did not know that the endodontist they refer would be incompentent and not “get it all” so that Yoshi would have lingering pain and hurt while doing simple things like, oh, brushing.

Still, if I had any idea it could have turned out like this, I should have referred to my dentist in the first place.

And now I am going to cry some more because I inadvertently caused someone I love a lot of pain and trouble and there is nothing I can even do about it now. Because Yoshi won’t let me and says there is nothing I can do. The last thing I want is for this to get worse than it already is.

I suck.




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