|He wasn't Dr House, but I suspect that if it had been,|
The Little Man would have said the same!
Well, last Friday I took the Little Man to the Doctor and they had booked him in to the wrong one, which in his current mood was disastrous. He refused to co-operate and the rather grumpy male Doctor in turn also refused to co-operate. To be fair, I think he just had no idea how to deal with an uncooperative, strong willed little monster with a sore ear and a bad attitude. It was a frustrating 15 minutes. The Doctor barking "Don't do that" and my Little Man pushing right back and right past the limits he was trying to enforce. I was incapable of even catching his attention, it was all focused on his battle with Dr Grumpy, he was so intense.
The outcome was frustrating also. The Doctor tells me, he has a little indication of an ear infection on it's way but not enough for antibiotics, so I should just come back if he gets any more symptoms.
So infuriating, because if he had seen ANY of the female Doctors in the practice (pretty much every other Doctor in the practice) we would have been given a "when it arrives, get this prescription filled" antibiotics script. All Mum's know that is the obvious way to go. Of course his earache will become a full blown disaster at 1.30am on a day where there is no chance of a Doctors visit. I am not an over-user of antibiotics, so please don't jump on the over use of antibiotics band wagon. We are a family of ear infections and ruptured ear drums, believe me we only use them when required. This is why I am so thankful to have found a hidden away emergency prescription written for him by one of the female GP's at Easter when we had a post antibiotics check up and he was almost over an ear infection. She gave it to me in case it flared up while the surgery was closed for public holidays. See, that's a Doctor who is also a Mum. Prepared to trust his Mum's judgement and reducing the likelihood of a long weekend ruined by a recurrence of the infection.
This kind of forethought is a blessing in a Mum's life. We changed from our longtime Male GP to this Clinic because we had an emergency visit late one night and discovered that almost all of the regular Doctors are women and Mums. It's conveniently local, has a mini emergency ward/treatment room (the Munchkin has been under observation there for head bumps several times), they always give children priority, even when they are booked out, appointments are usually easy to get and the boys really like the Doctors (till now anyway).
I'm such a convert to the Female GP. I suppose it's having children, because prior to having them it never occurred to me that there could be advantages to seeing a female Doctor other than the obvious "women's issues".
I know I wont make the mistake of making an appointment with Doctor Grumpy again!
Do you have a preference for a male or female Doctor?
Playing along with Where's My Glow.