By The Wiz
Well, since it appears that nobody is reading this blog, or if they are, they’re not commenting, then I guess I’m posting “just for me.” Which is fine, really, because all I need is an outlet. Also, it could be possible that blogger is not letting anybody comment, and I like that thought because really, when all else fails, I like to blame the inanimate object.
So I take my oldest daughter (5 yr) to gymnastics today, and was very surprised to see Niles Crane, aka my pediatrician. Apparently he has a daughter just my daughter’s age, who’s also enrolled in gymanstics. Coincidence? (yes, probably) Is there really such a thing? (debatable)
A little background here — he was the pediatrician available when my daughter (4 yr) had the nasty rectal issues (see previous post), since my regular one had moved. But originally when my dr. moved, the clinic wanted me to choose another Dr, and I chose Tall Lady. However, Tall Lady was unavailable to see my little Sweetpea with the Incredible Vacationing Colon, so we got sent to Niles. Clear as mud? So, I loved the way Niles handled the situation and basically cared for us, so I decided to make him the regular pediatrician for all my kids, especially since Tall Lady hadn’t actually seen my kids, so I didn’t think she would care.
BUT, since I had already made an appointment for my son’s 18 month check with Tall Lady, I decided to keep it, since appointments are hard to get at this clinic, and he was basically a healthy kid, just needed his vaccines updated. He had a rash, which she could not diagnose or treat. She said to just put lotrimin on it, and excema medicine, maybe a little Neosporin, and see what happens. Well, I’ve noticed it’s been spreading down his legs, and no amount of any lotions are doing anything about it. I was just wondering if I should take him in, when I run into Niles at gymnastics, and I figured, hey, a little free medical care! (Don’t doctors love it when we ask them medical questions outside of the office? I’m sure they do. They don’t want a life outside of medicine, do they?)
Well, he told me exactly what it was (viral-linked to the cold he was getting over), how long it would last, (a few weeks to a month - quite a while in the life of a rash) and what I should do about it (nothing). It was awesome! And although I felt a little bad about taking the free medical advice and interrupting his day, it also made me wonder about the reason he was the one I got sent to when Sweetpea was sick.
See, I’m not so sure I believe in coincidences at all, because he knew exactly what to do with my daughter (incidentally, when I ran into my old dr. and told him about the prolapse, his eyes got wide and he said “Wow! I’ve never seen one of those!”). Today, he did not seem to mind looking at my son. I really think that one of the reasons we were thrown together today was the Lord telling me he had chosen my pediatrician, and assuring me that He was looking out for my family. I firmly believe there is a solid reason that he is our doctor, even though I had made a different choice originally.
I know it’s a little thing, and it could be coincidence after all, but I like synchronicities like that, and I choose to feel comforted.
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