Saturday, February 23, 2008

Walk in Clinic Asshole

My sister is sick, so is my 6 week old niece. Hailey took her in yesterday when Justice spiked a 102 temp and the pediatrician advised her to. So they pack her up and rush her there. My sister during all of this is seriously dragging. She's in a great deal of pain, complaining of pressure in her cheek like she's been slapped.

They arrive and when they are taken back into a room a different doctor comes in. Hailey says he is very blunt and doesn't engage in friendly conversation. He grabs Justice and begins looking her over. He asks the usual questions and then Hailey informs him she is breastfeeding.

"You need to stop that, you're the reason she is sick you know." He tells her.


I'm so angry when I hear this. I ask where the clinic is and who she saw. I'm thinking over my options right now. What kind of doctor tells a Mother who's child is very ill that:

A. It's her fault
B. It's her fault even more because she's breastfeeding

You have no idea how mad I am right now, I'm stewing. My sister was so upset she left the clinic and went to the ER. She met with the pediatrician who assured her that breastfeeding is the best thing to do for her baby and that she is NOT the reason (nor is her milk) that the baby got sick. He also got a doctor to check her out and she's suffering from a severe sinus infection.

Right now baby and Mom are doing ok. But Auntie over here is mad as hell. I'll blog more if I do make a call to the clinic.


texasbelle said...

that is just bizarre. i would want to know what his reasoning is behind the comment and then i would write a letter with all of his contact information on it to the medical board. honestly. incompetent asses like that need their clocks cleaned.

Jaime said...

That's a great idea, I didn't think of that. I'm going to call my sister and gather all the possible information I can on this. This doctor needs his clock cleaned and then some!

Erin said...

OMG are you kidding me? Somebody needs to do something about him, seriously. I agree with texasbelle, I want to know his reasoning behind that. I have always been told my dr.s that if you're breastfeeding and get sick or the baby gets sick, continue breastfeeding because it's the best thing for the baby. ??? I can see why you're so angry, that is just ridiculous.

Craig said...

The drug stores are getting into the walk-in clinic business. By operating a clinic out of a drug store, like Walgreens and CVS, you will be able to get the treatment you need and the medication as well. These clinics are operated by Take Care Health Clinic.