My son got hit with a bad ear infection yesterday, and was screaming in pain. But when I called the on-call pediatrician, he said "to bring him in tomorrow." Why can't the doctor just call in the freaking medicine??
Momlogic's Julie: Yesterday at little league practice, I noticed my son tugging his ear. Immediately, my stomach lurched in panic. Oh, no. Not an ear infection! He's had them since he was little ... and has experienced at least 25 in his 8 years on the planet.
I knew what would come next.
The pain. The screaming. Us going to the ER or urgent care and waiting it out to get the prescription for ear drops and Amoxicillin, with him yelling and writhing in pain the whole time.
Hoping to make this inevitable process as quick and painless as possible, we just called the on-call pediatrician to see if he would call in a prescription.
By this time, my son was SHOUTING and SCREAMING in the background.
He said "he couldn't diagnose the ear infection" without seeing him, and we could "bring him in tomorrow."
I could understand this if he hadn't had OVER TWENTY EAR INFECTIONS in the past. But there was no doubt this was an ear infection! And there was no way it could wait until tomorrow.
So we sped over to urgent care and the pharmacy, with my son shouting and screaming the entire time. I have never seen him in that much pain in my life.
We could have spared him all this anguish if the doctor would have just called in a prescription (not to mention saving the $30 co-pay).
Does your pediatrician call in prescriptions?