Supid old me had scheduled the scan for Wednesday with blood work needing to be done today at the latest. I should have scheduled for Friday, to give as much wiggle room as possible, but I was trying to get it done as soon as possible. My dad has been waiting for weeks for one simple scan and in my freaked out, stressed out brain I chose the earliest date I could for his sake. Obviously this was a mistake.
I assumed that with a whole business day that the incompetent asshats at the neurologist's office could at least talk to the doc and get her to sign off on the script without much difficulty. That was asking way too much. I knew I shouldn't have had confidence in them since after two hours when I initially spoke to them they had done nothing and I had to explain all over again what I needed. I wonder if they completely forgot I'd called first thing that morning. Thinking that the ensuing five hours after the second call would get anything accomplished was too much to ask.
If we get no fax by noon today I'm going to try to reschedule for Friday. And we're going to be giving a middle finger to his neurologist's office and try to get his primary care doc to order the blood work for us (since he's privy to the issue that requires this CT scan.) And if the scan gets done and his doc sees it, maybe she'll just consult with local people and we can see them directly and never make an appointment with her again.
It's a great pity, since the doc herself is a really good doctor, but where she's at (a university hospital) has saddled her with the most jackass incompetent office people imaginable where urgent means "please ignore!" Considering that nothing has been done I have to wonder if they ever spoke to the doctor. Because if they had managed to take two minutes to convey the urgency surely she would have done something before the end of the day and the fax would have been sent. I really can't believe his doc decided to ignore the urgency if she knew or that she would completely forget since SHE IS THE ONE THAT ORDERED THE SCAN.