Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Slice of Lime-Hate When It Ends

Maryland was good.  
It was relaxing.  
I enjoyed it.  
Then I had to go home. 
I hate when vacation ends.  
This shows my feelings on the issue.



Coming home to chocolate was nice.  It was soothing.
Coming home to find out Isaac had a deer tick (Lyme Disease bearing) on him for over 85 hours, not so much.
Arguing with his doc about whether or not she'd treat him prophylactically after all Calypso has been through, infuriating
Say it with me...
OH HELL NO!*


*We will NOT be waiting for a bull-eye rash which nearly half of all diagnosed patients never display.  We will NOT be relying on blood tests which are notorious for false negative results.  You WILL give my son the necessary antibiotics to prevent him from winding up as sick as his sister was while you sat on your asses and tried to tell me it was all in her head and she just needed a psychiatrist.  Over my dead body!

15 comments:

Susan in the Boonies said...

I'm so sorry, but you sound you have this situation well in hand. I know that had to push all your buttons, though.

:hug:

And a prayer for your son, and for you!

Megan said...

I really hate that advocating for adequate healthcare is so freaking difficult. It is how I spend most of my days. There is no excuse.

Craig said...

Lord, have mercy. . .

I think that whole Lyme tick thing would have me in a blubbering heap; and you all are kinda in 'Lyme tick Central', aren't ya?

Speaking of which, I'm gathering that living on a mountain is a good place to be, where you live, right at the moment. . . Hope you're stayin' dry. . .

lime said...

susan, thank you for the prayers...maybe thrown one or two in for the docs....that i don't go ape on them

megan, effin infuriating, no? keeping you and wp in my prayers too

craig, no blubbering, just royally pissed off right now. yes, we live on a mountain, oddly enough we have more problems with water in this house than in the former house at lower elevations. a bit aggravating.

G-Man said...

You look...Nonplussed!!

snowelf said...

Lime,

My dad also had lyme disease earlier this year and he was pretty sick. (he's one of those guys who never gets sick, too) so my mom was pretty worried. So I don't know if I could wait and be a mafia mommie on the doctor--I think Angry Lime is much more effective in this case. ;)

--snow

Dave said...

Michelle, to quote a couple of cliches, "All good things come to and end," and "Home is where the heart is." Maybe you thought about these too? - Dave

Moannie said...

Good Grief! Unbelievable! So sorry.
What an awful doctor, knowing what has already happened to Calypso.

Cricket said...

Oh, sweet mother... Well, I'm sure the docs will notice the look o' death in your eyes and come around.

Well, even so, my prayers for you and yours, as always, despite their seeming ineffectiveness.

Bijoux said...

WTH? Tell you kids to stay out of the woods!

And I cannot believe a doctor taking a 'wait and see' approach after all your family has been through.

Chickadee said...

Woah. Did the doc end up treating him prophylactically after all? I hope so. I imagine there's a genetic predisposition towards that kind of thing.

coopernicus said...

other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln???

Kat said...

Oh no! Doctors are so freaking clueless sometimes. I'm glad you are insisting on the antibiotic. I would too.
Not a good way to come home from a vacation. :(

secret agent woman said...

Wow. Glad you know now so you can advocate for prompt effective treatment.

Hilary said...

Ack! What about the good doc who is now treating Calypso. Could that one help you get this resolved?