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To Come (to the pediatrician's office) or Not to Come....

Kids are tricky! On a daily basis we see parents beating themselves up for coming to see us at all (when everything checks out okay) or apologizing for not coming soon enough.  But we are ALWAYS happy to see your child.  That's our job!   We all understand how difficult it can be to know exactly what is going on with your child when they aren't feeling well. And those of us who are parents, understand first hand that it becomes much more difficult to be objective when you are running on no sleep, emotions are high, and your own child's health is in question. 

So, I wanted to share a wonderful blog post I read online today, written by a fellow pediatrician about this very subject.  I hope this helps emphasize what I've stated above.  Being a parent of a child who doesn't feel well is hard, let us help!

In pediatrics, no visit is a wasted one

The last patient of the day rushed to the office before closing time. When I entered the room, the dad was texting as the nurse finished recording the child’s temperature.  He shook his head in disbelief and confessed that he just sent his wife this message,

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