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Thursday, January 22, 2009

*Seriously* -- are ALL Dr's offices like this??

Or is it just our pediatrician? I've only ever dealt with this office since my boys were little (so 13 years now!) so it's always just been the way it is. I always say I'm going to change providers, but we never do...

I call today to make an appointment for Sophie. She's been coughing a lot at night, so much where it makes it hard for her to fall asleep... She coughs a lot when she goes outside in the morning when she breaths in the cold air, and she coughs a lot after dance class. The other day, after dance class, she came up to me and said "Mommy, my heart hurts". Poor thing.

So I do some research, and everything I come up with says Asthma. I had Asthma as a teenager, and the Dr thinks I had it as a child but nothing was ever done about it. But she doesn't have a cold, and is really never sick, and this has been going on for a long time.

The Dr's office, after hearing her symptoms, says "Oh yeah, the Dr is going to want to see her". So I get ready to make an appt, and she says "Can you come in at 1:00" (it's now 12:15 when I call).. NO, I can't come in at 1.. So I tell her this, and she says "Oh, well you'll have to call on the day you want to bring her in, and if they have an opening, you can bring her in that day"!!!

So, what -- am I supposed to take a day off work, call the Dr, and HOPE there's an appt for us? And if there's NOT, then I just have to do it all again the next day?? That seems kind of screwed up to me. Why can't I just make an appt for say, Monday, and call it a day???? Arrgghh..

Now I'll have to take a day off work, probably Monday, and call the Dr super early and hope I can get in. Yay!


sandy said...

That stinks! Our doctor's office has a lot of appointment slots for things like this if you are willing to see another doctor. Most of the time my doctor is booked up forever. I hope everything works out for you.

Bloggymommy said...

That's rediculous! They should be able to get her in and see her. What happens if something bad happens to her? What are they going to say/do then? I would totally change docs. We've NEVER had that kind of prob with ours. I *love* our pediatrician! He's the BEST!

I hope she feels better soon. My oldest has asthma but I think she's starting to grow out of it. Try boiling a big pot of water on the stove at night to fill the house up with some moist air; maybe that would help her breath a little better. My son has a bad cough today too; he's in my bed watching movies today. Good luck!

Cat@3KidsandUs said...

Hmm...that's different. It takes days, sometimes weeks to get an appt with our pediatrician.

Both of my kids have exercise induced asthma, which is exactly what that sounds like.

Minxy Mimi said...

Mine is not like that. I would find a different Dr... who doesnt take appts???

Big Daddy said...

lady you are wrapped way to tight.
All you do is bitch not blogg? I agree about the purse snatching but I think it is your approach to things that snags you up.
And that deal with the doctor? I have been dealing with that for years.Any time your kid gets sick and they can fit you in is a blessing not a problem. What if she got sick because you could not make that apt and you waited then what? Either you needed to be seen or it could wait either or. Oh well just my view. Hmm I could get used to blogging I should try It.