Sunday, February 24, 2008

Poor Baby....


There are a couple of things in my life which make me angrier then most... and the biggest of those is my kids. Hurt my kids, and I turn into a bear. Fast. I have NO tolerance for it. That being said... This is why I am angry...

As you know from a couple of days ago, little Jeremy hasn't been feeling too good. Thursday he had a fever of 101, and I was up for most of the night....the next day he seemed quite a bit better...but very very cranky...

So cranky, that he bit one of my new day care kids on her first day here... (Great advertising...thanks son....) Fortunately mom was very understanding...but I was a little perplexed..Jeremy is normally a pretty laid back guy..and he was being very agressive...including with me?!?

So.. Saturday afternoon the poor little dude was actually worse again, so we went to a walk in clinic...
I had to wait for an hour first of all... Well... ok... it is a walk in and they were busy... but then I met the doctor....
Here is how the meeting gos...First...they had the wrong chart. They had mine instead of Jeremy's even though I told them he was the one sick... So the doctor says...to me instead of HIS staff... "Why is this the wrong chart?" -- Like I should know for crying out loud....
He asks me what is wrong..so I tell him-also adding that Jeremy is still nursing...and that he has been crying for several days. Jeremy has an ear infection...no surprise there...the little guy was miserable. Doctor asks me how much Jeremy weighs...and this is where the problem comes in.

I say... I don't know...it has been a while, and he is getting weighed when we get him his shots this month. I also add that Jeremy is wearing 6 MONTH OLD CLOTHES and that I am pretty sure that he is between 20 and 22 lbs. THE GUY ARGUES WITH ME. "My daughter is about the same age and she weighs 25 lbs and she is smaller then him... There is NO WAY your son is 22 lbs. "
SOOO I ask the doctor to weigh him... AND he tells me He can't because the scales are locked up? WTH?
(He also told me that the reason that my son is crying is because my milk has dried up, and he is hungry. At which point I got angry, and told him Jeremy has 3 squares a day - Thankyou very much... and He is definately NOT hungry. )

I was angry to say the least, but I took my perscription and left for Costco... After I got there...the pharmacist took one look at Jeremy and says "I can't give you this perscription...this is for a boy...at least ...3xs his size....

WHAT!

Pharmacist phones the doctor and of course it is Sat. so he gets the answering service...

What we ended up doing, under the pharmacist's direction... was re-adjusting the dosage so that Jeremy is getting 1/2 a tsp. 3 times a day instead of what the doctor said....six ml three times a day....... My grandson has been on this before.. Amoxcillian.... and he is a lot bigger then Jeremy and he only ever takes 1/2 a tsp three times a day.

I am extremely frusterated.... I think I am going to file a complaint...
Thank God for an alert pharmacist. This time it would just have resulted in the runs, but what if it was something different my son was being prescribed....
I am going back to my own doctor on Monday...just to be sure everything is all good...

What would you do in this circumstance??

2 comments:

Tammy said...

I would seriously be peeved at that doctor. When you go to your regular doctor I would mention it to him and see what he thinks. I hope he's feeling better soon!

Becks said...

WOW. I'm sorry you had such a bad experience! And poor little Jeremy! I hope he's feeling better soon. And you did the right thing. No one knows your kids like you do.