What a week! Since it would have been frowned upon to cuss out the doctor for sharing her opinion, I’ll vent my frustrations here instead.
Quick back story: Kensie woke up with a goopy eye on Sunday morning and Chris and I were pretty sure it was pink eye. She’d had a runny nose recently so I wasn’t sure if it was just sinus back up or a full on infection. Fast forward to Monday morning, both eyes have the grossness. We head to doctor…
Kensie’s doctor wasn’t in until the afternoon so we said we’d take the appointment with the other doctor. Mistake.
First of all, waiting 40 minutes with a toddler in a room with nothing to do is the freaking worst. AFTER the 40+ minutes, I walked out of the room to the hall to check if they’d forgotten about us right as the doctor was walking up. Instead of apologizing for the wait, I got a smart ass “well aren’t you a same day appointment?” Umm, does it matter if I made the appointment 1 month ago or 1 minute ago? No. The fact that you booked it AS AN APPOINTMENT tells me you had time on your schedule for said appointment. I get that shit happens, but don’t bring us back into the room until you’re ready. Kensie was just fine coloring out front. 🙄
That wasn’t the actual part that pissed me off, though. The doctor asked if Kensie was still breastfed. I said no, she just takes bottles now.
Dr. : “Oh. She’s still drinking out of a bottle? She really should be drinking out of sippy cups.”
Me: “She drinks water out of a sippy cup but refuses to drink milk out of one. I’ve tried several different kinds. If I put milk in anything but a bottle, she won’t drink it. Why does it matter?”
Dr.: “Well after 15 months old she shouldn’t be drinking out of a bottle.”
Me: “Okay, why?”
Dr.: “So she does drink water from a cup but not milk? That’s…unique.”
…thanks??? Sooo she can still be on my boob? But bottles 2x a day is a no go? Gtfo.
She gave me zero REASONING, just her opinion. And writing it doesn’t convey her expressions and condescending tone. Y’all. I was pissed.
If you’re going to give me grief about it, offer a true reason and I don’t know…maybe a solution?!
I already have a hell of a time trying to get Kensie to eat. In all of her clothes, a wet diaper and her shoes, she was only 20lb on Monday. She’s gained no weight, possibly lost some, in the last month. Not that it’s anything to be concerned about, she’s isn’t starved, but I tell Chris all the time how much her not eating stresses me out.
Some days she’s great. At daycare when other kids eat, no problem. For me? Battle of the century. I already stress over it, so I’m not going to do the whole “well just take away her bottle she won’t have a choice”. Yeah, no. Doesn’t work like that. I need her to consume SOME calories. Yesterday she ate 1/4th of a Larabar, 1/2 a pouch and like 5 goldfish. She refused dinner, lunch, multiple snacks…she just wouldn’t eat. But she’d drink a bottle. So, suck it, Dr. Smartass. Bottle it is.
ANYWAY, to make the story even greater, Kensie saw her bottles on the counter when we got home and pointed and said “bottle”! 🤣 THAT’S 👏🏼 MY 👏🏼 GIRL 👏🏼
Trust me, if l could get her to drink milk out of a sippy cup I would; however, if I give her a sippy cup of milk she chucks it to the floor and if she’s actually hungry, she follows that chucking with sobbing. Maybe I’ll bless you guys with video proof on my Instagram story this week. 😂
Oh! And the outcome of the world’s worst doctor appointment was that Kensie did have pink eye. She got it from rubbing her snot into her eye when her nose was runny from the pollen. 🤦🏼♀️ Cute, I know.
Aside from our Doctor drama, we had a great family weekend and Kensie has been in a great mood so far this week! She stayed home with me Monday and Tuesday and we got in extra naps and lots of snuggs.
This morning she drug this mat into my room and laid on it…maybe she is unique. Thanks for that insight there, doc.