Dh had not yet won custody. She suddenly billed
dh for $1837 in medical bills. She doesn't have insurance, and
court order says dh is responsible for all uncovered bills. I think she was trying to scare dh
away from going thru with the '96 court date regarding her visitation
She hadn't been willing to answer
dh's questions about who ss's doctor was. Now dh had the answers.
Bm said that the pediatrician did not want 10yo ss's 18 warts on his hands
treated, did not want ss to know he was diagnosed with ADD, would not
allow ss to be seen by dh's pediatrician in NV in order to have prescriptions paid
for by my insurance (bm didn't have insurance), and bm refused to send a copy of the shot records.
Bm wrote that I couldn't possibly have gotten my insurance to
cover my stepkids and I must have lied in order to get them covered.
Dh wrote the pediatrician. He didn't respond for a couple of months.
Dh wrote a 2nd letter, remaining very cordial. Pediatrician sent
the shot records and wrote
back sternly, I do
not recall ever speaking against the use of Compound W
We use similar
In no way, and not at any time, had I ever made an
attempt to withhold that diagnosis (ADD) either from him or the members
of your family. I believe
your (bms) term soft-pedaled is used incorrectly and out of
lack of knowledge of my handling of (ss), and I have no problem
cooperating with other (out-of-state) physicians.
He wrote angrily that he would no longer treat ss cuz obviously his
relationship with his mother would now be damaged.
Dh wrote that he appreciated the doctor's response and that he
personally had no problem with him continuing to treat ss. Ss did
remain in his care until dh won custody summer '99.
We cc'd bm on everything.