Friday, August 12, 2011

It's Only Money

LO's pediatrician and GI doctor are both on vacation this week so we have been dealing with some on call business and substitute docs.  The fake ped suggested that we wait until LO has another "episode" before going to the neurologist.  I started casually researching pediatric neurologists to get some reviews and understand where we would want to go, if needed.  Then I thought it might be good to talk to one for advice and then I discovered a great one two blocks from my house.  Then I called and they had a cancellation in an hour, I asked about authorizations from insurance and they told me that I could get approval first, blah, blah or I could see someone in an HOUR.  Before the weekend, not three weeks from now or after another visit to the ER.  I could discuss and bring my nanny to someone who specializes in this sort of thing in an HOUR.  I said we would take the appointment, money be damned.

I didn't love the neurologist BUT she saw us in an HOUR.  She listened to the nanny, observed LO and she believes that it was NOT a seizure.  Something definitely happened but she believes that it was something in the gut.  Good news for the brain, bad news for the tummy.  We have had a hard time with the meds lately, I'm not going to lie.  She also woke up screaming twice last night just like she did on Tuesday from her nap before the "event."  So I feel a bit better and am looking forward to spending TWO days with her.  We got her a spiffy Schwinn bike that we are going to try out.  
Schwinn Easy Steer Tricycle
Oh yeah, and the Mama cat got her huge dose of radiation and is now radioactive. awesome. We had to delay getting her until next Wednesday yipppeeee as her tumor was that big.  Also, at an additional expense. blargh