主治大夫的来信

才写过 儿子复诊记,今天就收到了主治大夫的来信。

英国的医疗体系有点复杂,有时候,真是 《十年人生》在这篇博文中所形容的一样,是 “一条龙” 的服务。

儿子 2011 年在这个儿童癌症部接受治疗 (Piam Brown Ward)

比方说,癌症科主治大夫的来信,除了家长之外,也同时寄给了家庭医生 (GP) 和英国东南区本郡医院的小儿科医生。凡是和儿子有接触过的主要医生,都会获得通知。

医生的来信,非常详细,有点像是在做新闻报道,写得很平实,却也很温馨。前两段话是这样写的:

It was a pleasure to meet Ben in the clinic today along with his mother. This was our Long-term Follow-up Clinic along with the clinical nurse specialist XXX. I took this opportunity to introduce myself and also explained the aims and objectives of this Long-term Follow-up Clinic, and also the natural history of LCH. 

(很高兴和 Ben 见面。…我也借此机会向他自我介绍,也对他解释了这个长期病人门诊部的目标,还有他患的 LCH 这个病的病史。)

熟悉的医院 (Southampton General Hospital)
(就在 Titanic 出航的大海附近)

Ben and the family understand that LCH can have long periods of remission and could relapse after many years of treatment. However the chances of a relapse over 10 years from treatment is quite rare. During the time of his adolescence he will be monitored for growth and development, in particular pubertal growth and development and also his psychosocial issues. Ben is also currently coming up to the stage where his understanding is improving and we hope to build on this at the next clinic appointment.

Ben 和家人都知道,LCH 的病在治疗后多年会有复发的机会,但治疗 10 年后的复发率很低。 随着年龄增长,Ben 现在的理解力增加了,我们希望在下一次会诊时加强他的认知。

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

One thought on “主治大夫的来信”

  1. 也注意小孩的psychosocial issues,真棒。你认为目前ben在这方面怎么样?
    我有个外甥十多岁就装了眼球retina transplant。去年还有些突发手尾需拆后重置。
    我就爱逗他,说他很techno,像有超能眼睛的superkid。他很受落的。

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