Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Blasted Dr. Appointments!!

I'll admit it..... I hate taking my kids to their well child visits. It doesn't get any easier with each child. I think it only may get worse.
It actually happened a little weird for us. I had his appointment set up for yesterday. It was scheduled for 4:00 pm. My contract time is from 12:30-4:00 pm. In the past, my principal has been really great about letting me leave when the bell rings (3:45) and going to things like Dr.'s appointments. This year we got a new teacher. She has decided that she wants to leave every Friday 1/2 hr. early. My principal told her no way. She then proceeded to tell him that all of us don't stay for contract time. Well...he has pulled a lot of us aside and told us to be very careful about it. She is keeping tabs. adult tattle tale. So that was my dilemma.
I called my peds. office and told them that I had set up my app. back in June and didn't know that the school year would be this way. I asked them if it was okay if I was late. They said it was her last appointment and that we could reschedule. So, I did. I rescheduled for this Friday at 4:00 pm. We get to leave at 3:30 on Fridays.
I picked the kids up and DS was very, very wheezy. With every breath he took, he wheezed. After getting home and letting James and my sister listen to him, we decided to call and see if we could get him in. The after hours was open and guess who was on call that night??? My ped. What?? I thought I would have been her last appointment. Oh well.
So we took him in and before she even listened to him, she said that we could do his month visit. And I quote, "and we can even do vaccinations with a small cold". After listening to DS she told us that he indeed had croup. She prescribed steroids to open up his airway and we did do the well visit and the shots.
He weighs 16.5 lbs and is 25 3/4 inches long. He is in the 75% for his weight and 85% for his height. His head is in the 55%.
Fast forward to today. He is so pale and is miserable. When he is awake, he is whining. His eyes are swollen and he is miserable. I will not do vaccination again when he is sick. He just doesn't do well.
So, after reading this, it seems like I am annoyed with my ped. I am not. I still like her. I am just tired from having a sick baby. I was going to take a picture of his poor little face, but he just doesn't want to be put down and a picture is just not that important. Or is it??


Kristen Weller said...

What an experience. I don't exactly enjoy doctor visits either. Especially those darn vaccinations!

daherfamily said...

poor little thing. man, it sounds like a pretty annoying new teacher. i feel for ya!

AnnieOfBlueGables said...

I hated well baby checks and vaccinations. You have this "well baby" and after the shot, he gets all fussy, has a fever and is really feeling miserable. I dreaded of them, and I had 6 kids, so that is lots of time spent dreading, isn't it? I will say, we all survived it fine and now my grandchildren are the ones getting shots. YIKES time flies!