Monday, October 6, 2008


The clan:

1 sleep deprived, and rather naive, normally laid back but pushed to the limit mom

1 RADling who never does very well in public

1 tiny dynamite package who was exposed to drugs in utero and can only talk at decibel 5, and "hyper" is the understatement of the year

1 thus far very relaxed and content baby who suddenly thought the world was out to get her

3 other girls without any specific ailments unless no tolerance and no patience is considered sickness

About 50 more coughing, sneezing, THROWING UP (I kid not, 2 seats over from my preemie, no attempt to even leave the room just cradling the trash can she brought from home!), feverish people in a much too little waiting room

3 hours, people, THREE HOURS!!!! I really thought I was going to have a full out panic attack. I'm an idiot. I think that was even more stupid than going to Wal-Mart with all of them.

Satisfaction? Shmatisfaction. I'm sure that feeling will return, but for now the girl who wrote that is no where to be found!


Maury said...

Oh my WORD!! I would have been having a panic attack too!!!!! Puking right by you! I think I would have HAD to have left at that point. UGH!

The Brown's said...

Oh goodness. We don't use drs here. And for very good reasons besides what you just listed.

Green Acres said...

Geesh, what a time you had. We must go to the same ped. Do you go in PB? I swear I will not take my kids there anymore unless it's life threatening. We've spent too many hours in the waiting room. SO sorry you had such a crazy time of it. I don't think I would have lasted as long as you did!

Jennifer said...

Bless your heart! You should've called me, I would've came and gave you a hand as I didn't do much of anything today!!

hsmomma5 said...

Let me get this straight....someone sitting in the waiting room with a trash can, throwing up in front of everyone...SERIOUSLY??? EEEWWWWW!!!! Some people have no dignity...

As for the three hours, I can totally believe that. It's why I put off going unless it is life or death. I need to go to the doctor but I cannot stand the thought of sitting amongst sick people that long!

Mandy said...

Oh girl... I cannot even imagine!! I've sat in there for hours just for a well baby visit and nearly left in tears I was so stressed after dealing with just my THREE kids. (that were healthy!) Has someone offered to bake you brownies? ;)

I hope everyone is on the mend soon! When did you guys get sick? You seemed fine Sunday! Sheesh!

Annie said...

We have a great ped, he has HORRIBLE bedside manner but if my appt is at 9:30 he can get all three kids in and out, he'll call in meds we drive through and we're home by 10 or 10:15 at the latest. The ER on the other hand....9 hours is a good deal.

glitzen said...

I would have slipped into a quiet coma of stress!!!!!!!!! Ugh. I feel ya and feel FOR ya! It will make tomorrow seem peaceful and perfect no matter what it brings.
You poor mama you. (((((hugs)))