Aime - posted on 01/19/2011 ( 42 moms have responded )
Hi Moms! I posted the other day about my son recieving what I thought was too many PCV vaccines, which I have found he NEEDED the extra because of the switch from PCV-7 to PCV-13. Which has pretty much sealed my decision to switch my childrens' doctor. It was something I have been feeling I needed to do for some time now, because I don't feel like she communicates well with me regarding the kids. I don't feel like my questions are ever fully answered, and I don't feel like she feels she needs to explain things to me, such as in situations with the vaccines. That's information that would have saved me the 2 hours I spent trying to find SOMETHING telling me why my child had so many. This is something that has happened before. When I was pregnant with my daughter, they found a cyst on her brain at my 20 week ultrasound. My doctor wrote me a 2 line letter saying "A choroid plexus cyst was discovered on baby's brain. If you have any questions contact my office." That's it. No explanation. Nothing. And to me that's something you CALL me about, not just write me a letter. A letter I recieved on a Sunday afternoon, so I spent the night googling it and found all kinds of awful things. I was terrified thinking my baby would die. At 2 months old she had pneumonia AND a UTI, and I brought her to see her repeatedly telling her something was wrong, she's not acting herself, she's getting fevers constantly then they go away then come back, and she sounds like she has something in her lungs, she insisted my daughter was fine even after a urine sample, which I collected using the sterille bag in a diaper from her office, came back with bacteria. She chalked it up to "contamination" which basically means "you didn't do the sample right I'm sure.". Nearly 3 weeks later my daughter was in the emergency room at Children's Hospital, having a catheter inserted into her to take a urine sample, and strapped to a table to have chest x-rays. Which both confirmed that I was not wrong, she was sick, and she ignored it. And because the UTI went for so long she had to have kidney tests done to ensure no damage was done. I gave her the benefit of the doubt, and it seemed to get better for a while, she seemed more attentive, maybe because she felt bad for what happened who knows, but it's back to the same careless doctor againI don't expect her to solely concern herself with my children, but I DO expect that when I am there with her paying her for her time, she devotes THAT time to me. Not hurry to get me out of there. I have never spent the allotted time period in her office. I spent twice as much time in the waiting room. And phone calls are something that irks me as well. When I call, it takes the entire day or more to get a response from her no matter what the case, and the response comes through a nurse. I understand for little things the nurse calling me back, but for bigger things, I'd rather talk to my doctor directly. I understand she's busy, but so are the rest of us. Am I wrong? I just needed to vent I guess.