We finally got in to see a doctor! We’ve only been here for two months, but whatever…we got in and that’s what mattered.
At first, I was beyond unimpressed. The office itself was not nice, there were no toys or children’s books in the lobby (what pediatric office doesn’t have toys in the lobby?), and we sat and waited to go to the exam room for FOREVER. So, I was convinced right off the bat that my cousin’s assessment was correct, and that I would immediately be hitting the books again to find us a new pediatrician.
The doctor finally came in to start the exams, and I loved him right away. He was kind to the kids, patient with them, and actually listened to what I had to say without automatically assuming that I didn’t know what I was talking about. With J, we went over his current asthma protocol and health history, and the doctor agreed that he should remain on the Flovent for now. He said that we should expect an even more difficult than normal allergy season, since Colorado is not known for bad allergies, and this area is. He recommended potentially switching J’s long term asthma medication, should he need one more targeted for allergies. Hopefully he won’t need to, he’s doing pretty well on the Flovent.
Cora’s part of the appointment was uneventful. She’s my least health-problematic child, and I am thankful that I have at least one that’s easy!
Finally came S. I launched into her health history (with hesitation), because you never know how seriously they are going to take you. However, he was supportive right off the bat, and told me that whatever I needed, he’d give me. So, he gave me the referral to the Mind Institute– which I wasn’t sure he would do. He also put out a referral for an occupational therapist, since Our service coordinator isn’t able to find me one. He told us that his daughter has some problems similar to Scarlett’s, which I think really allowed him to empathize with us and support us however he could. He did and said a million other things that really made me feel like he’ll be a good fit for us, but he really brought it home with how he treated Scarlett.
I think God knew I needed a win. I’ve been pretty discouraged lately, but this gave me some renewed strength. I feel like things are finally heading in the right direction, and I am so very thankful for that, as we head into the greatest and most stressful time of the year!
Side note: S has finally gained some weight! She’s over 21 pounds now. What a fatty.