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June 28, 2006

Anticipation is making me wait

Today I have to take The Junior Miss to the ear doctor. It's just a check to make sure her ear tubes are still in there and that everything looks good.

I hate going there. Why? Because I'm one of these anal mothers who likes to be on time, if not at least fifteen minutes early, to all doctor appointments. That's just a thing I have.

So today I'll be "Johnny-On-The-Spot" and get to the office at 9:00 A.M. for a 9:15 appointment. Only I'll have to sit and wait and watch Regis and Kelly (barf) and keep the younglings in check...for at least 45 minutes before we'll even get called back.

Then it's sit and wait in the exam room for about 10 minutes! Then the doc struts in, looks at Daughter's ears, pronounces them perfect, and shoos us out. This process doesn't even take five minutes.

Then we get a bill for what our insurance (Tricare, thankew) didn't cover, and see that we got charged an outrageous amount for what, less than five minutes with the doc?

You can see why I get disgusted.

But! Daughter's ears are now perfect, she can hear and speak, which is a hell of a lot better than she was a year ago!

LATER THE SAME DAY: We waited for an hour. But! The doctor took the tube out of Daughter's left ear! It was gross, I shan't go into detail. The right ear, though, still has the tube in; apparently is hasn't fallen out yet. So, we're down to just one ear plug at bathtime!

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Posted by Groovyvic at 05:28 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
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Our ENT is the same way with respect to waiting -- drives me nuts to wait an hour and a half. As if we had nothing better to do! (I do like him though.)

Did your daughter cry when he took the tube out?

Posted by: Nancy at June 28, 2006 07:37 PM

A bit. It was more like a short cry and then she tried to squirm away. I had to jump up and help hold her head still, but according to the doc she did better than a lot of other kids.

She didn't like just having one ear plug for her bath last night. She kept yelling that she wanted both ears plugged, so we obliged. After a year of that I can see how it becomes part of the routine for her.

Posted by: GroovyVic at June 29, 2006 07:42 AM