Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy *bittersweet* Easter... We had planned to go (yesterday) to Heather's house to join in the fun at her big backyard Easter egg hunt. But, BigBro was sort-of showing the symptoms of pink eye Friday night. Then, sure enough, Saturday morning, when he woke up, BigBro's eye was practically glued shut with eye boogies. What followed, were multiple, "Don't touch your eyes!" and "Go wash your hands with soap and water" and "Stop rubbing your eyes. Now you have to go wash your hands again". And, we had a big long wait at the urgent care clinic. For those of you that don't know (or haven't thought about it) - anytime you go to a new doctor's office, there's always a whole lot of paperwork to fill out. And, for pediatrics - the forms almost always seem to ask for the names and date of birth of all siblings. On this form, immediately below the siblings table it asked (and I'm paraphrasing here, because the exact phrase isn't etched into my mind), "Have any of your children died?", followed by two check boxes - No or Yes. Why, do these forms ask about siblings? What is the significance? Isn't it enough to know if the patient has a history of health problems, allergies and what the present complaints (and medications taken) are?

Can you say, "ouch"? And I managed to hold it together the whole time.

On our way to pick up BigBro's prescription I called & updated our RSVP to Heather's as a "So sorry, but we can't come. I'm sure that no one else wants pink-eye."

BigBro was so disappointed.

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