Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Doctors and Waiting...

Today Bubba went back to the ENT. Last time he went they put a scope up his nose to look in his throat. He has had hoarseness since he was an infant. The doctor diagnosed him with reflux that was causing ulcers and nodules on his vocal chords. Anyway, he put him on a reflux drug and we went back today for his follow up.

When we got there, they gave us a sheet and a watch and gave us a series of questions like, "At what time did you arrive?" "At what time did you finish with reception?" "At what time did a staff come and take you to a room?" "At what time did the doctor come to the room?"

Anyway, when the doctor came in, he was really offended by the survey. He actually looked at it and was HORRIFIED that we had waited an hour in that little room waiting for him. For this place an hour is actually pretty good - usually we're waiting 2 or 3 hours. When my daughter needed tubes, it took MONTHS to get an appointment and sometimes we'd wait 5 or 6 hours just to be told that they are closing and can't see us that day and they would reschedule us 4 or 5 weeks later. It's much better now.

Anyway, Bubba isn't healing yet. He wants to give it another 4 months to give the drugs a chance to work and to keep working with the speech therapist and to train him not to yell. What six year old boy doesn't yell on the playground? Or down the stairs asking for "something." That is going to be really hard.

So, that's the update. We haven't gotten home before 7:30pm yet this week (8:45pm tonight). It's just... Bleh... I have so much stuff I want to do, and I'm just too burnt out to do it...

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Wow, that's pretty crazy that you used to wait for a doctor's appointment only to have the office close on you. That is making my blood boil.