The Doctor’s Office
Posted September 10, 2010on:
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Originally I planned on blogging about our appointment at Boston Children’s Hospital with their orthopedic specialist and telling you all about how lucky I feel to live close enough to one of the best children’s hospital in the country and how fabulous their waiting room is with the TV set on the Disney channel, books for the kids to read, coloring supplies, etc. But then the blogging in my head took a turn. A drastic turn. Don’t get me wrong I still totally love this hospital and think it’s the best around (obviously it is!), but seriously what is it with doctors and making you wait?!
We had a 9:15am appointment which I assumed was one of the 1st if not the 1st appointment of the day. I rushed Isabella out of the house wicked early and proceeded to sit in rush-hour traffic FOREVER, but still managed to get to our appointment with 10 minutes to spare — thank god I wore my sneakers so we could run w/ Isabella clinging for dear life on my hip! 🙂 So there we were sitting patiently in the waiting room for what seemed like an enternity (in reality like 30 minutes) when I decided to politely ask the receptionist how much longer she thought our wait would be as my little munchkin was getting bored AKA I was tired of chasing her all around the floor as she tried to find her way back downstairs to the giant fish tank. Anyways, I was told our wait would be a bit longer as there were still 4 other patients in front of us. Are you freakin’ kidding me?! Like seriously, how does a doctor’s office get THAT backed up first thing in the morning. I mean, this isn’t the pediatrician’s office where there’s a ton of sick kids waiting to see the doctor during the walk-in hour. This was an appointment with a specialist who I booked 6 months in advance because she is so sought after and busy! WTF?!
Okay so long story short, after waiting forever and ever in the waiting room this wicked nice nurse finally takes us to our room. Honestly, I think she was even tired watching Isabella race through the hospital halls while I chased her, but whatever we got a room. A room that we waited in for even longer….
We were very bored so we decided to keep ourselves entertained. We sang songs. We jumped on the exam table with the crinkly paper. Well, I didn’t, but Isabella did and she had a blast — honestly I did think about it though. We spun around in the chair. Yes, we took turns spinning each other — I was bored too.
We made funny faces in the mirror.
And we watched lots of U-Tube videos on my I-Phone — Mickey Mouse Clubhouse always saves the day! 🙂
And then the doctor finally came in. Well, actually I take that back — the intern came in and gave his opinion. And then we waited some more… The doctor finally came in. Good lord!
Oh and in case you are wondering why we were there to see the orthopedic specialist, that’s an even longer story. But here’s the bottom line: my beautiful, brilliant, funny, loving, awesome little girl is absolutely perfect just like her Mama said all along!!! There was much discussion amongst family & daycare that she had mobility issues and I know they were just all genuinely concerned for her because they love her, but all along I knew in my heart she was fine. Some thought I was in denial, but she was always perfect with or without any walking issues — she’s always been perfect to me. But now it’s confirmed that she really is PERFECT as the doctor literally said that. She doesn’t need P/T anymore, she doesn’t need support soles in her shoes. She’s absolutely perfect and is a healthy & happy toddler who unfortunately for herself was blessed w/ her Mama’s lack of grace! 🙂
And ending this post on my original train of thought — what is up with crazy waits at the doctors office and who schedules their appointments?! Ugh!