Warning: the following post is a rant.
Let’s play a game shall we?
The papa of a sick child with mysterious symptoms that include raised red blotches all over his body that are hot to the touch calls his pediatrician’s office. What happens?
He gets told to either make an appointment for three days later, go to a walk in clinic or go to the emergency room of a hospital.
What the heck!?
The mama of a sick child with increasingly mysterious symptoms that include raised red blotches all over his body that are hot to the touch and a low fever calls the free health hotline to try to figure out what’s going on and if the child can wait a few days before seeing a doctor. What happens?
She gets told to monitor said child’s condition and if symptoms get worse, to go to the pediatrician’s office, a walk in clinic or the emergency room of a hospital.
The mama and papa of an increasingly irritable child with increasingly mysterious symptoms that include raised red blotches all over his body that are hot to the touch, a fever of 103F despite the administration of Tempra an hour previously, loss of appetite and the inability to walk because it hurts decide that it’s time to pay a visit to the local walk in clinic. What happens?
When the dada arrives with said child, he is told that the schedule is full. He is told to go to the hospital emergency room if he wants his child to be seen
What the heck!?
The dada drives to the nearest hospital with his child. What happens?
The triage nurse tells him that he shouldn’t be there with his child,but should have driven an extra half hour to the nearest children’s hospital.
What the f*cking heck!? Can someone please tell me why the heck i have to give 3500$ in income taxes to our province’s healthcare system if no one is willing to see my 22 month old?
Luckily, she decided that since my son was there, he should probably be treated.
The doctor didn’t know what he has.
We’re seeing the kiddos’ pediatrician Monday for Amélie’s 1 month appointment. We’re planning on bringing the toddler along so that we can maybe get an answer to the “what does he have” question.
After some intense googling, my partner and I are starting to think it’s hives. Anyone else want to wager a guess?