Friday, January 17, 2014
Thick-Bummed Baby, Narrow-Minded Doc.
Nothing short of TRAUMATIZING.
Not for her. She endured the quick exam and one shot quite well.
But for me... Ohmyword. Never felt so pigeonholed and belittled by a fellow professional.
Yeah, that's right Dr. Moskun at IHC (name droppin!) You sneered at me like an insubordinate illiterate inbred. Dismissed me immediately and attempted assembly-line fear mongering persuasion scare tactics.
But guess what- I'm not a brainless victim of Jenny McCarthy's crusades.
I'm a Master of Public Health. I'm an accredited Leader by LLLI. I'm a business owner and National Champion athlete. Most importantly: a human being, child of God, and mother of 4.
I deserve the same respect you'd want someone to give to your own daughter. I do NOT deserve to be stormed out on after 4 minutes with a slam of the door and eye roll.
It's not a crime to have questions and feel overwhelmed and confused by the litany of at least semi-reputable information out there on children's health and safety. Yet I'm pretty sure this aged pediatrician would've very much enjoyed reporting me to CPS for not taking her word as gospel truth. Kick me under the bus along with all the other deadbeat hippie moms. How DARE I question a panel of AAP experts on the care of MY children.
It's not like they're unique human beings or anything.
I'm very grateful to live in a time and place where I have many Health Care Provider choices.
We've got our subsequent routine checkups already set up elsewhere. Whew.
Hopefully our next encounter features a medical professional that begins his side of the conversation with, "Hey, I understand there's a lot of confounding information out there. What are your thoughts and questions? Let's discuss them."
A happy sidenote: Charity is HUGE! 98% percentile for weight, 97th for height. I adore my snuggly piggy.