Friday, April 11, 2008

little sleepy

Griff decided to give strep another go round the other day. Crazy fever and sore throat - the whole shabang.

This time he put a new spin on it though. He decided to have an allergic reaction to his medicine. So we were off to the Children's Hospital. This visit was a bit different. We had to park a block away as though we were going to a Red's game and not shlepping a sick kid up a hill just to wait in line to see a doctor.

We were number 487. That's 4 HUNDRED and 87.

I've been to Children's before - I've never had more than 5 people in front of me.

It felt like we were at a Who concert. They have this huge contraption with video games and built in controllers in this waiting room...and I've never seen it work. It'd be like having a giant non working water fountain in a desert. I was cursing Kohl's - the sign indicated they were nice enough to buy this huge non-working video contraption for the hospital.

Two hours later they called us give our insurance information.

Every kid in the state of Ohio was in there. Kids who cut their finger on their baseball cards, kids who saw someone cough on tv, kids who wondered what a stethoscope sounded like...everyone was there.

Three hours later we saw a doctor.

Long story much shorter than the visit - Griff has a new antibiotic that we're praying he isn't allergic to...

And now he has a new all time record for how late he's stayed up.


  1. Anonymous1:21 PM

    socialized health care would have taken your wait number from 487 to 48,700. But on the flipside, you would not have had to pay for your 37 day hospital visit.

    Hope the little Griff man gets Better!

  2. Anonymous12:43 PM

    My Mom, who pays hundreds per month for her private insurance because medicare doesn't cover anything anymore, waited over a month for a heart bypass. Hurray for privatized healthcare! They also injected the wrong dye or something that almost shut down her kidneys. I thought when doctors earn more because of this system, they aren't supposed to make stupid mistakes.