Friday, August 23, 2013
Need help at doctors visits
The last few times I took Andy to the doctor were an absolute nightmare. He screamed and cried while I filled out the forms at the GI doctor. He screamed so loud while the nurse was trying to get his vitals and ask me questions, I couldn't hear what she was saying. I was there alone, but what I needed was to have my mom there to walk him around while I tried to talk to the staff.
The nurse asked if there was anything I could do to calm him down, and I told her "nope, he's always like this". He wanted to get out of there, really. The receptionist was the most annoying when she kept coming into the room, with Andy screaming to tell me "I can't find your pharmacy in our files". Like its my fault. I pulled it up online and said "this one, here's the address and phone number". She came in a third time to tell me "You are going to have to just use the hospital pharmacy downstairs because I can't add your pharmacy into our system". I just told her "Whatever I don't care right now", as it had been well over an hour of Andy's constant screaming.
I asked one of his behavioral doctors, "Can I leave him at home next time"? She said "sure," she had seen enough. He doesn't need to be there to discuss the effectiveness of the new meds we were trying. However, I really do need someone there with patience, like my mother, for the next new patient visit. If my husband goes he will just end up punching someone in the face.