Doctor, Doctor, Give Me The News


May 7, 2008 by Marj Hatzell

On the agenda for today:

  • Three month check-up with my dermatologist to for those pesky little squamous cells
  • Neurologist for both boys

Since I’ll be gone for, oh, EIGHT HOURS today, I plan on treating myself to a decent lunch. I have an hour in between my appointment and picking the boys up from school. You know what that means. Should I get potatoes or salad? Hmmmm…tough choice. Taters. Veggies. Veggies. Taters.

Hello? I think you know what I’ll pick.

Anyways, we have some heavy-duty stuff to discuss today. We need to change around meds for Bugaboo. One is being phased out (don’t you love it when they do that?) and we are on our last few tablets. Another is just not working and it is difficult to administer. And Bug Boy? Things seem to be better but I want to talk to the doctor about his raging temper and propensity for stabbing people with writing implements. It’s just a teensy bit alarming. But not as alarming as having a five-year-old who likes to chew his own skin off. Kinda like cannibalism, but more like self-cannibalism. Is that a word? Is now.

Sigh. This is the tough part. We’ve done the diets. We’ve done the allergy intervention. We’ve done supplements (don’t work). We’ve done vitamins (they help, but don’t really work). After about five years, it’s about time I admit that my kids likely have chemical imbalances. As in, they were born with the neurological difficulties. No funky therapy is gonna cure THAT. But gee, it sure would be nice if they didn’t have rapid-cycling mood swings and I didn’t have to walk around them like I’m walking on egg shells. Organic free-range cage-free egg shells.

Wish us luck.

Oh, and Bugaboo? Sleep clinic? Yeah, they referred him for a study. It seems he is ALSO not breathing well while he sleeps. Does anyone else see the irony in the fact that my children are nearly impossible to get to sleep but we cannot drag them out of bed in the morning?

7 thoughts on “Doctor, Doctor, Give Me The News

  1. Jacki says:

    Big HUGS your way…you are a strong woman.

  2. Angela says:

    Good luck today during all the appointments!!!

  3. RuthWells says:

    Sending hugs and luck and potatoes. Not in that order.

  4. Anjali says:

    Good luck and enjoy those taters.

  5. MommyTime says:

    Sending good thoughts for making it through a long day.

    Unless the state of Michigan is contained within PA, I don’t actually live in your town. 🙂 But it sure sounds like the mommies you have there are a lot like the ones here!

  6. Your attitude is just amazing b/c, really, this sounds like a LOT of stuff on your plate. And not so much fun stuff at that. But this post is hilarious. His “propensity for stabbing people with writing implements”–LOL. And “Organic free-range cage-free egg shells”–OMG.

    Yes, your “ordinary” is indeed out of the ordinary!

  7. The sleep thing is probably going to result in a suggestion for a T & A. This are the most common procedure in ped hospitals today. We all have it –AG included and I need to have it done ASAP. Don’t fret. I hope that is what it is because it is so common and very easy to fix.

    Hang in there!

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