He's still in the hospital, looking a lot better.
Typical of him, he acted like he's now "cured" because they gave him 2 units of blood the night before, they had a bag of plasma going in his arm when I got there last night, and they gave him a big old B-12 shot and I'm sure some other stuff.
His floor nurse, Stacy and I had had a significant conversation on the phone earlier that day, and I got to meet her last night before she went off her shift. Long story short I was finally able to communicate to someone that contrary to the totally convincing tales Wally will weave as to why everything in the world occurs, you have to be with him for a more significant amount of time to see that the odds of so many things occuring on a regular basis are astronomical.
Of course she's seen this type of thing before, and she said "look, I want you to give me the number where you can be reached tomorrow. When the doctors does her rounds tomorrow, I'll put it on his chart that she needs to call you so you can tell her all this." She totally saw where I was coming from.
One thing is, I totally dislike and have little respect for the abilities of Wally's primary care physician. But Wally thinks he's great. Well, of course he does, he can bluff the man.
I'm not saying his doctor is stupid, but I have personal experience with him. When I first started my job 10 years ago, we didn't know any doctors in Austin, so just picked him because he was close. Over time, I realized he really wasn't meeting my needs, paying attention to what I was saying. I always felt like I was being blown off as "a middle aged woman with her complaints, must be her hormones".
When I would go see him, he would always ask how my husband was, which is fine and normal, but it was like he would pay more attention to that than what I was telling him about me, being the patient at the moment. When Wally would go to him, the opposite would happen, he'd ask about me, and in more than, "how's your wife....oh good" It would be like he'd want to discuss my health even though Wally was the one there.
I can't force Wally to change doctors of course, but, I can sure give the rounding hospital doctor an earful about what I think this other guy has been blowing off and missing.
I know doctors have a strong professional courtesy with each other. But I'll be able to tell her that I think Wally is not being forthcoming with a lot of details, and to please consult with his doc to apprise him about her findings.