momcap Posted February 3, 2011 Report Share Posted February 3, 2011 Pediatrician #1: "Have you ever heard of a time out?" I had just described my then 3 year old who was biting himself, banging his head against walls, and had tried to stab me. I said I've read many books on parenting and don't you think this goes beyond a parenting issue? His response, "Don't read all those books. You'll just get confused." He then proceeded to give me handouts on basic parenting skills. I went home, cried, and then made an appointment with pedi #2. Pedi #2: "He seems to be at risk for an anxiety disorder and ADHD, but he's only 4. We don't diagnose kids this young because they often grow out of it. We'll keep an eye on things over the next 2 years and see if he outgrows it." 2 years later...my personal favourite: Pedi #3: "You need to bake apple pie and make your home a happier place to be." (We still call him Dr. Apple Pie, and actually still see him. In the end he has helped us through the PANDAS diagnosis and on to lyme. Love him / hate him! Last week: Psychiatrist: Talking about DS7's mood disorder and generalized anxiety disorder in relation to PANDAS: "I'm not a medical doctor. What do you want me to do?" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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