Friday, February 17, 2012

And The Verdict Is…

Posted by She Said

My poor dad has been waiting with baited breath to see how Braedyn’s Penicillin challenge turned out. Seems I’ve been slacking in the blogging department. I can’t help it! I’ve been too busy busting my way into the inner circle of moms at the kids’ new school!

Yeah, no I haven’t.

Been busting (or buying my way) into that iron clad circle, that is.

But that’s another story.

So, Braedyn. After eight long years of believing he was allergic to Penicillin, it turns out… he isn’t! The process of this discovery was grueling. Mostly because Dr. IKnowEverythingAndYouKnowNothingAndIAmGoingToTryAndMakeYouLookBad was an ass. I mean seriously. Who says, “When was the last time he had Cetirizine hydrochloride?” Can you just say Zyrtec? You are reading his chart which says he takes ZYRTEC. But no, Mr. Man, you like to boost your ego by hearing us non-medical-degree types say, “What’s that?”

Oh, and another tip, Dr. ILikeToFreakOutChildren? Don’t say things like, “Then we’ll place a needle under the skin and give him a shot of Penicillin and another shot of <insert some other long medicine name here>.” Because seriously? You could have told me that in private. Or at least in code in front of my son, because that was the last thing poor Braedyn heard. So, he spent the earlier part of the FOUR-HOUR challenge completely stressing about getting not one, but multiple shots.

And then after I to literally hold him down and try and calm him down during the shots? Yeah, Mr. SmartyPants had the nerve to say, “Well, that went pretty well…considering.”

I’m thrilled to know that Braedyn is in fact NOT allergic to Penicillin. I could have done with an weensy bit more child-friendly bedside manner from Dr. IAmTheOnlyDoctorInTownThatDoesThisChallengeSoSuckIt.


  1. It seems as though there is a law requiring that this sort of thing is required by the doctor. I remember when you had your wisdom teeth removed surgically that the doctor was required to tell us what potentially bad things could happen. This included paralyzed lower lip and jaw to death. You were not too happy to hear these things and much protesting was done by you before the surgery was done. ------redacted-------


  2. I'm always amazed at how little bed side manner most docs have. It's like they are trained to do the exact opposite of what they need to do.