My mom went to the dr. again yesterday. They said her INR blood level had gone back to almost normal without the Coumadin, and they don't understand that, so they put her back on a lower dose. So I made sure she took it yesterday and today, and all of a sudden, I thought if her blood is back to almost normal without it, why are they putting her back on it? This makes no sense to me and I am back to wondering if her blood would right itself if they left it alone? I should have asked. I'm afraid I am becoming one of those who just doggedly does as we're told, without questioning. Also, they have set her up a time (more time off work for me) to have an electrogram (or something like that). They said she had an appt. to have one back in July and she canceled it. I am thinking if they wanted this 3 months ago and she hasn't done it yet and they haven't insisted, (she sees these people all the time) is it really necessary? So am I questioning too much and being a jerk? I did make the appt. and will get her there for it. I want to know the explanations behind all of this that we don't understand, but at the same time I don't want to alienate the doctors. She seems to have a good relationship with them and I am afraid if I stick my nose into it too much, maybe they will refuse to treat her.
I think my fear comes from when my daughter was 8, our dentist decided his friend the orthodontist should put braces on her teeth. Her teeth looked fine and I asked a lot of questions about why this was necessary, as I don't believe in the current trend of putting braces on all children. The orthodontist suddenly decided she didn't need them after all and his attitude let me know that he hoped he never layed eyes on me again.
P.S. She's 17 now and has beautiful teeth. She was really mad at me because all her friends had braces and she wanted them too!