**update** We are back from the Dr. and I am NOT crazy. She does NOT have a stomach virus, like Mrs Triage Nurse tried to tell me. She has acid indigestion from her ADHD meds not dissolving correctly in her tummy. She has lost another 3 lbs that she had gained back and the Dr. gave her Prevacid for her upset tummy. And they now have a new lower dose of Vyvanse. So, we are trying the Vyvanse again, but at the lower dose...cross your fingers and toes.
I called our pediatrician this morning at 7:30 to schedule an appointment for our 9 yr old. Her stomach has been hurting since yesterday and she is not eating. Her ADHD medication is probably the reason for the stomach pain, but I need to talk to her doctor. See, we are on our 4th medication change since we started ADHD meds in the summer.
So, I am talking to the lady who answers the phone, I told her I wanted to see Dr. Dedman, and she says she has 1:40 for today. I said that would be great. She then asked me what was wrong. I told her that Ash was having stomach pain. She immediately says that she cannot put me in the time slot, that I must speak to the Triage Nurse and transfers me. Wait...w.t.f?????????? I did not want to leave a message for the Triage Nurse. I ended the call on my cell, and called again. "Hello, this Linda", I hear in my ear. I introduced myself AGAIN, and told her that I didn't need to talk to the Triage Nurse, that I was pretty sure what was wrong. She told me all stomach complaints had to go the the Triage Nurse. Oh. My. God. She transfers me AGAIN.
All I want to do is make an appointment for my daughter.
So, I left a lengthy, detailed message with the Triage Nurse, as I was directed to do. TWO HOURS later, I get a call back from Amy. She begins to question me on when our last bowel movement was, what it looked like, and 17 other questions that I answered before she said to me "I think she just has a stomach virus, so have her lay down, and call us back later in the afternoon."
This...is the exact moment I lost it. I said "NO, she does not have stomach virus. I know my daughter, and I want to have her seen by a doctor, so, she will be seen by a doctor. I want an appointment time for today!" She tells me she has a 1:40 with another Dr., no, wait that appointment is gone. It was just taken by someone else who is also booking appointments. So, they only appointment they have left for the day is at.............4:00.
I said, "4:00!!!!!!!!! Well, if you had just let me make the appointment when I called at 7:30, I would have a 1:40, with our Doctor. Now my daughter has to lay in my office floor all day because of your office policy of all stomach pain calls having to go through the Triage Nurse, which makes NO SENSE TO ME!!!!!!!!" (Not really with the laying on the office floor line...I was trying to make her ass feel bad. I did bring her to work with me though, because her Dr's office is 5 minutes away from office.)
She told me that I could call the Office Manager. Which, once I got off the phone with Amy, I did. The OM was not at her desk, I really should have calmed down before I left that voice mail. As I am hanging up from leaving my nasty message with the OM, Amy calls back to tell me they have a cancellation at 1:00 and it is with the same DR we would see at 4:00.
Why does everything have to be so freakin' difficult????????????