Our pediatrician has faxed off the necessary medical records to Cleveland Clinic - it is a great relief to have this done. I picked up my copy of the faxed documents, and realized several records were missing. They sent:
A letter from his GI noting adequate control of the reflux (this was sent a year ago).
A letter from his ENT showing poor control of his reflux, and showing the diagnosis of laryngomalacia.
A report from Nolan's posterior urethral valve surgery.
One sleep study report.
His normal EEG findings from the staring spells a long time ago.
They are missing all the labwork (showing the slightly elevated AST levels), his endoscopy biopsy results (showing ectopic gastric mucosa and flattened villi), his MRI's and CT scans, all ophthamology reports, and all of his pH probe results. Not to mention the four sets of tubes from chronic middle ear infections, the history of being failure-to-thrive (especially since he is dropping on the charts again), and the surgical failures to control apnea (tonsillectomy and supraglottoplasty). And then there is the mixed hearing loss which is slowly progressing over time.
I made a few phone calls to specialists this morning: I called the GI to get his biopsy record, lab work results, and pH probe results faxed over. I called the ENT and the audiologist to have the same thing done. I still need to call the ophthalmologist.
I have several release forms to fill out and send back to the specialists - it takes quite a lot of work to get everything organized. I wouldn't be so worried about the whole thing, but our insurance company has approved only ONE visit with the geneticist, and won't cover any lab work or follow-up visits. Because of this, we need to have all the ducks in a row. We only get one shot at this - we need to make it count.
Hopefully all of the records will be into the Cleveland Clinic in short order.