Monday, March 14, 2011

Doctors are people too

I don't know why, but most people put doctors on a pedestal-- like they are not subject to the normal human infirmities. I wish this were the case. Then I could see a doctor and be assured they would know exactly what to do, and how to fix it, and everything would be as it should be. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

The allergist's office called today to give me the results of Ava's blood work and wouldn't you know-- they failed to test her for the one thing that precipitated the testing in the first place. Now I don't know if her numbers are low enough to trial chicken- since they forgot to check, and all the other numbers may or may not mean something....or nothing at all. In which case, we continue on in the same fashion as we have been for the last year and a half. Lost and confused.

And Ethan, with his recurrent ear infections joined in the fun by making me visit yet another specialist, that may or may not know what he's talking about. After all--"I would guess his adenoids are large, I can't see them, but judging by his symptoms..." You think Doc??? I could have diagnosed that myself about 4 years ago. But no one believed me because I didn't have a piece of paper stating:

Kristin R Peacock M.D.

So next time you put all your faith in your doctor, just remember they are just a human, making an educated guess because they have a piece of paper that says.

"Hey look at me... I'm a doctor! And I come before you, to talk behind you, to tell you a story I know nothing about!"


Jazz and Rod said...

Amen pretty much sums it up for me.

Faith Peacock said...

Some doctors can catch things and make a difference but for me, I think they're nothing that special. Obviously, I had a midwife. Sorry stuff is so frustrating.

Laura said...

Damn Mickey Mouse healthcare system.

Laura said...

I have so much to say on this subject. Some of it being that it's a shame so many women give their considerable power to care for their family and themselves over to doctors.

Kristin said...

Laura- thanks for that! I just read your comment at 5am and about woke the house up laughing. It's funny how you forget a person and a few little words just bring them back to life!