I don't know what I expected from the meeting...I knew Dr. Huck would not say she was sorry for her mistake. Dr. Huck was combative right off the bat, as she swept into the room with one of the managers of the BluePearl Brooklyn office. Immediately, she said, "I'm sure you have many prepared things you'd like to say and so feel free to go ahead.... and so, I know about the blog and I read your reviews." At that point, I just nodded my head and looked at her, because I had wanted her to read it. I wanted Dr. Huck to know that she has deeply altered my life and Charlotte's life in a way that I truly never imagined possible. She continued by telling me that she could see that I felt "that no one was advocating for Charlotte" at BluePearl. I stopped her, and disagreed. It was a completely ridiculous statement to make. If I had felt that way and didn't trust that Dr. Huck and Dr. Lachowicz had Charlotte's best interest in mind, I would never have entrusted Charlotte to them for treatment for her "cancer".
She continued, "There was a collective decision to move forward with the procedure....." at this point I interjected and added to her statement, "With the information I was given." To which Dr. Huck replied, "And I gave you all the information that I had." But SHE HADN'T. I went back in the medical file to the original cytology report that stated, "Reactive fibroplasma may occasionally mimic sarcomas on cytology." This one statement in itself, that very arrangement of words...would have prevented all of this from occurring. Because Dr. Jennifer Huck did not give this information to me, Charlotte's leg was unnecessarily amputated to cure a cancer she never had. Here is the actual cytology report that I only received after the fact. Dr. Huck had given me the results over the phone on September 27, but had left out the VERY important statement, underlined in red, below. This information was NOT noted in the medical file AT ALL by Dr. Huck or in her notes of our conversation. All of the other entries in the medical file were very detailed. On several dates, the doctor even commented on my demeanor; “owner was very thankful”, “owner was curt”, and other such things. Had IT BEEN DISCLOSED to me that a benign mass CAN MIMIC SARCOMA, CHARLOTTE WOULD STILL HAVE ALL FOUR OF HER LEGS.