naughty & nice
My two year old son has nasty allergy problems. He’s been on medicine since about 6 months old. To the people who would judge and tell me “that’s too young, I’d never do that”, I say, “if you child was sick non-stop, maybe you would”.
Anyways, he’s been pretty much under control since we saw an allergist this summer and prescribed a nasal steroid to go along with his massive dose of Zyr.tec. Controlled, until now. He has developed a gross thick snot drainage that has a good amount of blood in it from only one nostril. TMI, you ask? Then don’t read anymore. 🙂
I call the pediatrician this morning, and the girl I don’t love the most answers. Conversation goes like this:
Me: Yes, I need to bring Eli in, I think he has a sinus infection.
Girl: Well, we don’t have any openings for today.
Me: (not surprised, ’cause it’s Monday), Can I schedule him for tomorrow?
Girl: We can’t make those appointments until tomorrow morning.
Me (thinking): Seriously? What on earth??? I can’t bring my sick child in???
Me (saying): okay, so what happens tomorrow when I can’t get through for an hour and you have no appointments left?
Girl: I can only advise that you take him to an urgi-care.
Yes, ’cause I want to sit for who-knows-how-long with a bunch of other sick kids, while pregnant, to see a doctor who doesn’t know anything about him or his history.
Suddenly remembered: Eli was supposed to go in for a 6-month allergist check-up this month. Totally forgot about it until now. Called the allergiest. Conversation:
Me: Yes, I need to bring Eli in for a check-up
Nice lady: Okay, we have an opening the 28th.
Me (feeling resigned to the urgi-care): okay.
Me: Is it okay to bring him in even if he has a current sinus infection?
(at this point, I explain that I can’t get in to see our pediatrician, but I’m planning on taking him to an urgi-care)
Nice lady: oh, yes, hold on…(pause) how about if you bring him in tomorrow at 12:30?
Me: really? That would be amazing!
Nice lady: yes, and if he does need treatment, Dr. — — can automatically send in a prescription.
Me (thinking): I love you
Me (saying): thank you so much, that’s just awesome.
Bottom line: allergist’s office is on the nice list. Pediatrician’s office is on the naughty list. They’re gettin’ nothing but coal. 🙂