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Well ain’t that a kick in the nuts. April 30, 2010

Filed under: Schmooper — booksunread @ 12:29 pm

Squidgey’s surgery was scheduled for yesterday morning. So of course, Sunday he started running a fever. But he was perfectly fine, running around, screaming and playing-just had a fever. When I picked him up Monday from the sitter, to take him to the pediatrician for a required pre-op physical, he was a hot, fevery, cranky mess.  Diagnosis? Strep. So we had to cancel the surgery.

Within 5 minutes of getting home from the doctor’s he was running around screaming like maniac, perfectly fine.  I’m pretty sure he did it on purpose-he was like “surgery? no thank you!”

The worst part is, we can’t get back on the surgeon’s schedule with an early morning appointment (so that I don’t have starve and dehydrate him all day prior to later surgery) until JUNE 16th.  I really, really, really just want to get this over with so I can stop worrying about it and move on. 

Sigh. I could go on and on about what a bunch of assholes this pediatric urology unit has working there (i.e. I have to threaten to switch doctors before someone can return a g.d. phone call), but it’s not like there’s another children’s hospital we can go to.  By the way, I figured out why someone would want to be a pediatric urologist when I got the EOB for the consult visit: 20 minutes of the doctor’s time = $489!!!


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