Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 12- 30 days of being thankful

Day 12:

I am thankful for my wonderful Pediatrician. I changed insurances so that my children could see this specific doctor. He was my pediatrician, so I know he is competent at dealing with the challenges we are going through with Gianna. He's made sure to have her seen by a specialist at a Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Gianna's case is much more severe than mine ever was. One of these days, I'll touch upon her blood disorder and how we got to where we are with her.

Not only is he awesome with knowledge of G's condition, but he's also working with us to helping AJ. Remember, he has ODD, ADHD, and SPD. He is a ball of energy, and it's not all it's cracked up to be. He can be very well behaved when he wants to be, and he can be very helpful. But one tiny thing is all it takes to set him off, and he's in a rage that could last hours. Dr N is working with us on medication and treatments. We're still in the trial and error phase, which reminds me, I need to call and make another appointment to increase his medication, or change it all together. *Sigh* It feels like it's never going to get better.

Dr N is very kind. He's an older gentleman, who I swear to God, has not aged since I was a child. He has this charm about him that makes you so comfortable with him. He's very kind, takes time to listen to you, to your concerns, to your child. He always holds Gianna, even if the appointment isn't for her. He remembers you by name, remembers your case, remembers everything that's going on. He doesn't push you to do anything you don't want to. I do not get flu shots for my kids, and he respects that. Gianna's shots are spaced out- we only do 1 to 2 at a time. That was his suggestion, and I was more than happy with that. He also supported me 100% with breastfeeding, and never suggested I use formula or start solids early. Even now, at 14 months old, he knows she's still breastfed, and isn't pressuring me to stop. He isn't pressuring me to give her cows milk. He knows she doesn't eat a lot of solid foods. He's okay with that.

He is just truly a fantastic doctor. I couldn't ask for someone better. 

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