Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ENT Catastrophe

So, we finally had our ENT appointment with kidlet the other day. We had been looking forward to this for weeks. Cody was out of town, so I took Ky in with our hopes of finding a solution to her persistant "sinus drainage" issues. The appointment with our doctor was awful!! He would not listen to me, repeatedly stated that he could not fix the past and told me not to take my frustrations out on him. He did not understand what our problem could possibly be since at that very moment in time kidlet was not "SICK". All he was willing to offer was saline solution and mucinex the next time Ky was having one of her "Attacks" and to bring her in then, to let him know how it was working. When I asked how to get her in when she was sick, since appointments had to be made weeks out due to full schedules, he would tell me not to take my frustrations out on him. When I told him I would no longer pump my child full of medications without a confirmed diagnosis, he said he could not agree with that. Evidentally prescribing medications for the heck of it is a way to attempt to figure out what is wrong with a person. He also told me that my child is not allergic to Allegra, that urinary retension is a side affect and not a major problem. Hello, it sent Kylie to the ER in horrific pain and with a high fever. The ER doctor said not to give her that medication ever again. I think I would agree with him on that. The ENT then said the Allergist did not do a good job since he only did a small panel of allergy screening and not a full panel. I was so upset by the end of our appointment, that I left in tears and went to the nearest bathroom and cried until I could regain some form of composure. Kylie kept telling me "Mommy, I just want you to be happy!" She was such a trooper! I just wanted the ENT to listen to me and to my child. We would not have been there had we not tried the things he was suggesting before. If it were only that simple, we would not have to be in his office! He so needs a lesson on Empathy and Bedside Manner! Let a parent vent!!! So, we still must sleep with a bucket! Ughh!!!

1 comment:

Yvette said...

Well, that was disapointing. What a horrible trauma. All I can say is that moms know best and you will just have to try again. Can you go for a second opinion - somewhere else???