So today I took Addyson to the doctor for her ‘New Patient’ appointment. I called around and got her into what everyone told me was a GREAT practice to get into. I couldn’t get her into see any of the doctors that had been recommended but surely if 3 out of 6 doctors are highly recommended then this one would be good right?
I have to say this was the WORST doctor visit I have had in almost 4 years! First, we had to wait over AN HOUR. Addyson was fine because they had a lot of puzzles and books but Owen and I were loosing it! So when we were finally called back and Addy was weighed in (30.0 lbs exactly), measured (40 inches exactly), checked her hearing and her eyes and placed into a room we didn’t even get the door closed and the doctor came in. I was so glad except that it didn’t take him long to realize we weren’t who he thought we were. He was in the WRONG room! So we waited another 20 minutes in the room before the Medical Student came back into ask us a few questions while the doctor was doing something else. So she sat down and started talking but as soon as Owen started screaming I could tell she was more interested in checking her boxes than really finding out what was going on with Addyson.
The doctor finally came in after the med student had been gone for another 5 minutes. He walked in, asked me 3 questions checked Addyson’s vitals (nose, ears, throat, heart, etc.) and then said, “So you don’t have her previous medical records/ immunization records and can’t remember what meds she took for RSV/Pnemonia two winters ago or the names and results of all her gastro tests, is that correct?”. I said, “Yes. I apologize but I have requested the records and apparently they haven’t made it to your office yet.” To which he replied, “Well don’t you think as her mother you should write this kind of stuff down and remember it a little bit better for situations like this or a possible emergency?”. It was all I could do not to cry right then and there. I didn’t say anything and neither did he instead he handed me the check-out slip and said, “Come see me if she gets sick but hopefully we won’t see you till you get her flu shot in September.”
I don’t even know how to respond to a question like that! Of course I probably should have it all written down but I’m not stressed about all of that so I guess you could say that I rely on the professionals to keep up with all of that for me. Also I know all of the very important/life altering things that have occurred to Addyson like when they thought she had CF. I can tell you every detail of those few months of doctors visits, etc. Or when they did her endoscopy/colonoscopy, that is also a very detailed description I can bring to memory anytime! I’d like to know ANY mother who can name EVERY antibiotic her child has EVER taken. I would crown her queen :).
Owen was screaming/ crying for the entire last 30 minutes we were at the office so the nurse was nice enough to give BOTH my kiddos lollipops.Probably our ONLY highlight from today’s outing!
End of story is that I was praying we would find someone similar to our INCREDIBLE doctor in Lubbock and I now know that doctors like Dr.Motheral is VERY few!! Moral of the story, if you have a great doctor DON’T LOOSE them:).