The doc wasn't the reason for the post...he was almost the target of my other angers.
As far as the doc goes - he's actually very concerned. i like the guy, truth be told, & I do believe he's trying to help. The assistants & such are a bit of a pain, but this is a good guy, imho.
Today, he decided that he's gonna put a pressure gauge in Jace's head, next Tuesday, to see if the shunt or the pressure is what's causing the headaches & nausea.
As he explained it - should we take Jace to a neurologist, the neuro is gonna ask if we checked to see where the headaches are coming from, which would send us back to Dr Jane, anyway. And getting in to see a neuro guy can take months.
So, Jace is going under the knife again. He'll hopefully have the gauge in for two days, while they monitor him to see how the pressure fluctuates in his headbone. Since Ian & the wife would lose income while out on FMLA, I'll be the guy at the hospital with him for those two days, since it's so far from home. The hardest part's gonna be getting him to leave the thing alone for two whole days, while it sticks out of his head & gets in the way of everything, with a line out to an IV stand. I'm not looking forward to this duty. He's gonna be miserable, & he can be pretty damned uncooperative when he's in that state of mind.
In other news...I have no news. I don't think I'm going to jail, though. I've held it together about as well as any human being could, I think, but I still feel like I'm falling apart & on the edge of doing violence...I'm breathing deeply a lot, & losing sleep, & feeling antsy as sh*t, * chanting my ass off, & I'm sorta holding things together, for the moment. Having stuff to do for Jace is helping a bunch.
SMILE - it's the safest way to spread your cheeks!