My ped's very laid back too. VERY laid back. To the point where I'm probably going to switch peds. Not that I don't like laid back when it comes to things like vaccines
but, well, here's an example.
J had mild anemia. At the same time of that bloodwork, his white count was slightly raised (only slightly, and it resolved itself -- probably an ear infection or something).
: Well, it's probably nothing, but you know, certain cancers can present this way ..
Doc: It's rare, but --
Me: What kinds of cancer?
Doc (literally waving one languid hand in the air): Oh, you know. Leukemia. Lymphoma.
And you know what? He never ordered the bloodtest to check for them. I had to ask for that scrip myself.
So I don't trust him. Hee. But it's nice hearing about these kids who just have the switch flip in their heads and start talking. Admittedly J's been like that often for other things -- pointing, nodding/shaking, etc. Nothing, nothing, nothing, and he'll literally wake up one day doing it. So weird how their brains knit themselves together.
I can't wait for him to talk. Like, really talk. In sentences. And hold a conversation. Wah. I'm to the point where I (non-intellectually, granted) sort of assume he never will!