As someone who has taken their children to many medical specialists all I can say is that I am not surprised in the least. Children who have seen many specialists have many different sets of medical records and it is not at all unusual for them to disagree.
Those of you who have been through the process will understand what I am talking about, but for those of you who haven't been, I will explain.
In their short lives, my twin daughters have been seen by many medical professionals. The following list, which is in rough chronological order, hits just the highlights -
- A pediatrician
- The local early intervention program
- An audiologist
- A psychologist
- Another audiologist
- A pediatric ENT doctor
- A specialist in the speech and language department in a local hospital
- A neurologist
- A developmental pediatrician
- A speech therapist
- Another psychologist
- A geneticist
- The special education department of the local school district
- A psychiatrist
- And finally researchers involved in a study
That means that my twins have at least 15 different sets of medical records spread out across a number of institutions. I don't have direct access to any of these records so I have no idea what is in them. If there are inaccuracies or omissions in any of them I would have no way of knowing or correcting them.
So, what do you suppose the chances are that all of these sets of records agree with each other on even the basic facts? How likely is it that they contradict each other?
My twins could very well be out of the ordinary with how many people they have seen but you are going to have the same problem with even five sets of records. You have to consider all of the information from all of the records and not cherry pick little snippets from here or there to get the complete picture.