Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A sad story

Monday was very sensitive for me as a mother.
We took Zoey to her first doctor's appointment here in ID. I randomly chose a doctor based on location and really regret it. The doctor was horrible and Zoey was screaming bloody murder the whole time he was near her. On top of that she was shaking uncontrollably, I wanted to cry. Zoey had a male doctor in UT and did great with him so it wasn't that. The difference between him and this doctor was that her old doctor was actually friendly and good with children. This new doctor obviously is not the best fit for pediatrician. Zoey could sense that something wasn't right as soon as he approached her. She is normally a very social little girl and NOT scared of strangers. This man scared her. Even after she started screaming he proceeded to force her to lay down and made no change to his normal routine to accomodate a terrified little girl. Our old doctor let me hold Zoey if she showed any sign of hesitation (which only happened once) and he did his exam with her in my arms. Personally I don't see that as a very hard accomodation. This man was just not caring enough. So, needless to say we will be changing doctors. I never want to have to live through that again.


Breanna said...

Poor little Zoey, I think she needs a hug from Aunty Bre! Quick, bring her over!

Polly said...

The guy sounds creepy, and shouldn't be working with kids. Follow your gut feeling, and don't go to him or refer him.

Michelle said...

sad. :( I would not like that either. Poor girl. And Poor Cortney.

Jake & Rachel said...

That is a sad story! I don't know why some people go into pediatrics! I hope you find a dr. you like.