Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It seemed like a good idea at the time...

... to schedule 5 yo appt. and 4 month old appt. back to back. When I called and they said they had two time slots right by each other, first thing in the morning, I thought, "great! we'll zip in and zip out - no problem, right?" WRONG...

... I didn't count on the extended 5 year appt. guidelines (hearing/vision screening - with a boy who many people outside his 'trusted circle' actually think is mute... yea, try getting this one to say what letters he sees... that nurse earned her paycheck today!)
... I didn't count on big sis getting sick in the wee hours of the morning, missing school, coming with us, and actually throwing up in the Dr. office, right when the Dr. walked in (hey, at least it wasn't the bishops office this time, right??!)
... I didn't count on the Dr. (our FAVORITE pediatrician EVER) telling us that she was moving in two months... out west... to be closer to family... (right at my peak of home-sickness in knowing that my parents are returning to a huge family gathering this week... out west... and we will still be in the middle of tundraland minnesota)
... I didn't count on 2 yo having a major poopy diaper right in the middle of things and screaming such to the entire wing of the clinic as he kept opening the door to go out and get changed
... I didn't count on sick sis slamming her finger in the door right as we were walking out of the house to go to appointment
... I didn't count on 2 yo stomping through mud right before we left, then getting a cup of water in the exam room, spilling it, then stopping his muddy shoes all through it, creating our own personal mud pit in the middle of the exams
... I didn't count on 5 yo falling right into a wooden ledge in the dr's office just before they came back in for the shots, causing both a mouth AND nose bleed at the same time
... I didn't count on shots - well, I knew there would be shots... just didn't count on the fact that 5 yo would be getting FIVE shots, and this same boy who just a few months earlier hardly flinched at his flu vaccine shot started WAILING, FLAILING and GNASHING TEETH the minute he saw the 'shot bucket'. Seriously - have you ever tried to hold down a ravaged 99.9 percentile 5 year old who is bent on NOT getting his shots??!
... I didn't count on the fact that 4 month old would also be getting multiple vaccine shots - right at the time of the poopy diaper/bloody lip/screaming 5 yo episode

... Yep, it seemed like a good idea at the time...

7 comments:

Jolene said...

Oh, Jen...what to say, other than you are an awesome mom, I would of had a nervous break down and they would have had to admit me!

Walt and Eileen said...

Sorry, Jen...I was laughing/crying so hard I could hardly see to finish your dramatic visit to the doctor's office.
Nope, you hardly ever have things go normally at appointments like this, do you. And you didn't mention that your hubby is in warm, sunny Miami at a medical convention.
Love, Mom/GramaMission

Hanne said...

Jen, you live through THAT, and you can live through anything! You did not even look stressed when you came to the Y today! Seriously! How do you do it? Hm...maybe I will just hire you to take all my kids to the doc:)

4kidsandcrazy said...

When it rains in your world it really floods doesn't it. Sorry, things didn't go as planned. If it makes you feel any better, I took my 2 year old and 4 year old in for shots today, and the 2 year old didn't even cry! and they told me to wait on the 4 year old until her kindergarten check up. No pain at all:)

Robin Conner said...

Thanks for the laugh, altough it was at your expense! I had fun catching up on all your posts! Your kitche looks awesome! You did soooo good! And your trip to Cali looked like so much fun! I bet you soaked in all the sun you could get! Little Elizabeth is so scrumptious and adorable! Love that post! And poor you at the dr. office. Goodness! Hope they all are feeling better! And you too! ;)

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mnjacksons said...

Jen -Oh my! what a day! I wish i could have helped you out. YOur such a good mother. Hopefully tomorrow is better!