After speaking with the head of the transplant nephrology team, the new doctor called PJ’s multivisceral transplant surgeon, who told her that PJ’s numbers were fine, and basically said that “that was PJ.” Still concerned that PJ didn’t look like he was feeling well (has anyone ever seen PJ look like he was feeling well when forced to get up at 6:30am?), the doctor ordered a chest x-ray, and sent us home. We got a call back late Friday afternoon, saying that PJ had pneumonia, so we should come back to the hospital, when they could find a bed for him. When we got settled at the hospital, a resident came to see PJ, told him that the chest x-ray looked ok to her, and that he would just be observed overnight. When PJ finally got to see the transplant nephrologist yesterday afternoon, we were told that PJ did not have pneumonia, and that he could be discharged.
My personal opinion is that new doctors are simply overwhelmed by the PJness of PJ.
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