Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dr. Bolognese has been reinstated

Dear NY Daily News,
Bite me

Dear Heidi Evans,
You are the most pathetic excuse for a "journalist" as I've ever known. You are the epitome of biased spin. I DARE you to interview me. I will give you at least 50 Milhorat/Bolognese supporters for every whiner you can drum up. Up to the challenge??
Is Bolognese's vindication on the front page of your rag today? I bet not.
To hell with you and what you did to the Chiari community.
Karma sucks, you bottom feeder.

Jennifer Kelly

Monday, May 11, 2009

Milhorat gone- Where does this leave us?

Surely anyone who has found their way to my blog has already heard that Dr. Thomas Milhorat has retired after outrageous claims and a susbsequent suspension of his license.
I refuse to post the articles, because I won't give that rag (The Daily News) an ounce of legitimacy.
I'm writing here now because I'm saddened that this topic has been placed "off topic" (not allowed to be discussed or mentioned) at most leading Chiari Support sites.
I can understand not wanting to pass misinformation during a time when the full picture has yet to be seen or known.... However, I know that many of us are looking to bounce ideas off one another.. We're looking for support and to share our concerns.
Regardless of what comes out this week about Dr.Bolognese, one this is sure- The Chiari Institute as we know it is in dire straits. Without Milhorat, many of us are left not knowing the fate of who will ever perform future surgeries.
Dr. Milhorat is the lead surgeon. Dr. Bolognese is the intraoperative doppler guy. While Dr.Bolognese is brilliant, I'm not so sure he'll be enough. He's like the jelly without the peanut butter.
Many of us (or our family members) are awaiting surgeries. Now what!?
Will TCI remain open? Who else is there? I've always hung my hat at TCI's door. I know the names of many other Chiari experts (Oro, Benzel, Frim, Menezes etc..) but which of them are the best? Which of them had faith and support for TCI docs?

I've made my opinion clear to many about the April 10th incident to many...and I've been vocal about it at the Newspaper's comments sections. I don't want to rehash it here if I don't have to.
I have respect for both of these men, while I have no respect for the press. There is much more to this story and I doubt the truth will ever be told in the Daily News print. North Shore University Hospital also has a lot to lose by allowing the real story to leak. At the very least, NSUH was (and has been) complicit in allowing Universal Safety Protocols to be ignored for the sake of expediency($$$). There is absolutely NO EXCUSE for placing a patient under general anesthesia without the surgeon at the very least scrubbing.

Obviously much more is to be revealed, but I felt that it's impotant to have a place where people are free to post their thoughts and fears without being told it's "off topic"... because we're all left high & dry at the moment. We're used to being left high & dry by ignorant dismissive doctors who know nothing about chiari, but dismissal by our very own support base is inexcusable.

Don't ignore the elephant in the waiting room.