Thursday, June 6, 2013

And now we have peace of mind...

So.. we finally made it to our new pediatrician today! The family clinic we've been wanting to get into for MONTHS got a new doctor in their practice as of Monday, and so today, we were in there! :-)

Two weeks ago we left the Dr's office feeling concerned again. That Dr. made us nervous about his weight (again), recommended we see a dietician to help us count calories, and THEN told us since THEY didn't understand all of his blood work (and because he's adopted and we don't have ALL the family medical history), they recommended that we go to a GI Specialist for fear of Celiacs. We.had.had.enough. I mean, I shouldn't have to go to a specialist because YOU don't understand the lab results you ordered. YOU do the research please! I don't care to spend HUNDREDS of dollars just to have lab work explained to me! (Am I crazy to think that's how it should work?)

Instead of following up there, we cancelled our apt there and didn't follow the recommendations to see any of the specialists. We were so grateful to get in so soon to the new clinic we've been DYING to get into! OH.MY.GOODNESS!! What a difference! This pediatrician is totally in line with what we're doing, thinks the buddy is totally healthy, UNDERSTOOD the blood work results and explained them to us, and told us to keep doing what we're doing in terms of food and health, etc. She was confident, calm and very kind. I wish she could be MY doctor too! But, sadly they are only taking new children patients. But, we'll take it! It's AMAZING to go to a Dr. you trust! His iron is a smidge on the low side. Instead of a prescription, do you want to know her recommendation? Cook his food on a cast-iron skillet and give him some blackstrap molasses. It wasn't low enough for us to put him on the plant-based supplement they have in their office. Hearing ALL of this TOTALLY put my mind at ease! She thinks the way we do! Yay! :-) When I mentioned that we try to stick to Westin A Price models as closely as possible, not only did she know what it was, but she agreed! Wahoo! :-)

Anyway, we are thrilled with where we ended up. She didn't even see the need to test him immediately for the egg allergy, reassured us that he would likely grow out of it in the future and recommended we just continue to avoid it and get him tested for that at his 15-month apt. She did NOT think we needed to see any kind of specialist, but assured us that if she did, she has good connections. She's a winner! Yay! My mommy heart is at peace today.

Well, at least for right now. Let's try not to find anything else to worry about. :-)

8 comments:

  1. Yay! It makes all the difference in the world to have a doctor who you trust and who trusts you!

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  2. Awesome! I can't imagine an MD telling you to go to a specialist because they can't interpret labs. I could see if they were off, and the MD could recognize that, but that doesn't seem like what was going on. Glad your little man is healthy and happy :)

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  3. I love ALL of this!! I want this doctor for Noah!! Hooray for peace of mind and more relaxed meal times!! :) Have a great time this weekend!!

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  4. So glad to hear all of this! So worth it to wait! :)

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  5. I'm so glad! I knew I needed a switch when I asked Mary Anne's gray-haired pediatrician this question: "Since toxins are stored in the fat, should I not be dieting while breast feeding? Will the toxins go into the milk?" His response was, "Don't worry your pretty little head about such things." That was my last visit!

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  6. This made me smile. Isn't it so great to have competent, bright people on your "team?" I'm thankful for her on your behalf.

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  7. Thanks everyone! We are SOO glad to have found and gotten into this doctor! Yippee! :-)

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