2/01/2006

Off to the Drs....

Today the Prince and I are off to the Drs to visit him relative to the Prince's ADHD meds (we do a 3 month check up to ensure that the meds are holding, that the prince is thriving, and that the symptoms aren't changing...far different than most Drs who just make a snap determination and prescribe the meds..then you are on your own after that!!). He will also take a look at the Xrays, probably take a few of his own, and make a determination.

I genuinely trust our doctor and his opinion, as he is a real "thinking" doctor. It can sometimes even be disconcerting when you are in his office, as you will tell him something, he will get really quiet, gaze off into the distance, write a thing or two down...gaze off some more....etc. This can go on for 5-10 minutes before he begins to talk again (unless he asks you a question in the interim)...but you can genuinely see that he cares and is not just trying to make a snap judgement. Wonder of wonders, I have seen him, in the "thinking time" haul out a book or two and flip through it to check on a sign or symptom that is niggling at him...not like some of the Drs that Mrs. Oz grew up with! (Headache? Here are some pain pills to ease the pain....not WHY...but symptomatic relief). This doc is also quick and more than willing to say "Beats the heck outta me", "this isn't my area of expertise", or even "I know that you didn't come in here for this...but...this is concerning me". He will send you out to the appropriate specialist, or treat you for something that you weren't even concerned about..but should have been. (I went to him when I had a 2nd-3rd degree burn on my index finger. I was pregnant, and my blood pressure was elevated when I walked into the office. He virtually ignored my finger for the first 45 minutes of my visit to his office, instead, working on bringing my BP down, contacting my OB, threatening to ship me to the hospital, and taking my BP every 10 minutes himself (not his nurse!) to ensure an accurate reading.)

Anyhoo...all of that aside, I will have him make a determination of what next steps we need to take with the Elbow. The Prince claims that the pain is still intense...but some of that could be 13 year old drama (an area in which the Prince could win an Oscar easily), as well as that normal thirteen year old disease of "If my arm is in a sling..I can't help with the garbage, dishes, etc. Heck, I can't even manage to carry my 1 soda can up the stairs to the garbage" You know the disease..I think it is called Joycies Disease aka "I'm Dyyyyyyy-in". Ahh....memories......

1 comment:

DF said...

Has the Prince used the arm in a sling to get sympathy from the school girls? It always worked for his Uncle R.