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Does your kids drs office do this?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Does your kids drs office do this?
By Jackie on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 09:01 am:

This is so frustrating to me. The peds office opens at 9am Mom-Friday. If you call before 9am, you get a recorded message, and it states the usual, if its an emergency then go to ER, if need dr to call back leave name and number etc.. Ok, its now 9:05 or something like that, and the recording is still on.
I got called to school because my 6 yr old hit her lip on a shelf and was bleeding a lot. It has slowed down, but there is a big gash in her upper lip, and the school nurse thinks she should be seen. So of course I wait til 9am to call, and the darn machine is still on..How frustrating...UGH.. Im off to call again

By Jackie on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 09:19 am:

It is now 9:20 and there is a constant busy signal.. I am so mad! Her lip is not really bleeding anymore, but its a big split in the lip. UGH... I hate when I dont know what to do. Do I drive over to the drs office and just sit there(its about 6 miles from here)or do I keep calling. I am not a patient person..

By Colette on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 09:21 am:

I would just drive over to the drs right now.

By Jackie on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 09:26 am:

I just talk to them, so Im going to head over there. They said if needs stitches I will have to take her to the ER for that...

By Jackie on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 09:26 am:

I just talk to them, so Im going to head over there. They said if needs stitches I will have to take her to the ER for that...

By Ginny~moderator on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 09:49 am:

Jackie, sorry, but it will almost certainly need stitches, to heal more quickly and avoid a major scar. And yes, I share your frustration. I have the same problem with my doctor's office some times.

By Sandysmom on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 10:02 am:

I can relate. I hope your DD feels better soon.

By Dawnk777 on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 10:08 am:

I don't think I would have waited. I think I would have just gone to the ER. At the clinic where I work and go to, the phones switch over to the doctors' offices right at 8am.

By Cat on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 10:09 am:

{{{{{Jackie}}}}} My kids ped office is like this, too. No one answers until 7:30 on the dot, and then it's busy. Randy's had stiches in his lip (when he was 15mo) and it wasn't too bad. Good luck to your dd and more hugs.

By Tink on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 10:20 am:

My pediatrician's office does the same thing and it drives me nuts. I hope everything is ok with your dd. Let us know.

By Colette on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 10:21 am:

good luck!

By Jackie on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 11:49 am:

Ok, we are back. She did need 2 stitches. He said he could do it there or I could take her to the ER.. I said if you can do it here, then do it here. He was just worried about how she would react, scream, throw a fit etc.. I said that she is a tough cookie and it would be ok. Since I had Faith with me, he had one of the medical staff hold her hands and talk to her while he did it. That girl did not cry at all. She started to shake when he gave her the numbing shot, but after that she was talking to the dr and was AOK.. She is one tough little girl. We were in and out in less then an hour. It was much quicker then having to sit with both of them at the ER. She wanted to go back to school because she said she felt fine, but I told her to stay at home the rest of the day because her lip maybe sore after the numbing stuff wears off. So she is upstairs watching tv in her room

By Tink on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 12:04 pm:

I'm glad she's ok and that it was relatively easy, once you got ahold of the doctor's office. Those stitches should get her some attention at school tomorrow!:)

By Beth on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 01:13 pm:

All doctors offices I deal with do that. It drives me nuts. But I am sure they need that time to check messages ect... It's still frustrating. Sounds like after that it went smoothly.

By Annie2 on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 08:12 pm:

Sorry that she needed stitches but glad the dr could do it for her. :)

By Reds9298 on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 09:51 pm:

So glad everything worked out and she's better now! :)

By Jackie on Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 06:03 am:

She is such a tough cookie, she said her lip did not hurt her at all, even after the numbing stuff wore off. She was begging me to go back to school. I made her stay home yesterday. Today she will go back, and tomorrow she starts spring break :)


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