Tuesday, February 10, 2009
NEVER Going Back There
Jenna had her follow up with Dr. Berman today to check her eyes. I have never been overly impressed with him or anyone else on his staff. BUT since he is the ONLY somewhat local specialist we continued going to him. When we first started going o him Jenna was at a point where both eyes were quiet so we figured we would just see him every couple months to make sure things remain quiet. Odd that while under his care she has slowly gotten worse. On top of that he is extremely clinical and almost robotic. He is a pediatric specialist. He ONLY sees children. There is zero tolerance, compassion or patience. Today Jenna accidently kicked him while swinging her feet. She hardly touched him and he jumped and grabbed her foot. Then her head had tilted slightly so he shoved it back into place. YES....shoved. He got frustrated because she wasn't looking straight ahead. Work WITH her not AGAINST her. Then he said he wanted to test her pressures. Say wha? She had to be doped up on versed last time and she still fought but you go right ahead and try pal. NOW she is really kicking. So with one arm I am bear hugging her to hold her arms down and with the other hand I am holding her foot so she doesn't kick him. He asks his assistant to hold her head still. He is yelling at her to just HOLD STILL. I am calmly talking in her ear trying to reassure her. Then I decide to pull out the big guns...." Do you want a Webkinz? " I just want it over. I'd buy her a car at this point. She calms down and he checks her pressures. They're fine. We are done and leaving. I notice big red welts on her neck, shoulders and cheeks. *GASP* Oh no...uh uh....we are NEVER coming back here. No sir. Oh yeah and by the way...we are increasing drops in her left eye but he doesn't want to see her for FOUR WEEKS. No problem pal...you'll never see her again.