Sorry for ranting here, but it's been such a frustrating few days that if I don't get it out, my head is probably going to explode.
We've been dealing with a skin issue with ds for over two months now. The "diagnosis" went from coxsackie virus to impetigo to atypical chickenpox back to impetigo to scabies or some sort of other parasite. Two rounds of oral antibiotics plus a topical (ugh!), all of which did *nothing*, and now Elimite which I really don't want to use but am going to because I just can't stand seeing ds look like this anymore....
We've tried GSE, calendula, vitamins, so on and still are but nothing is making enough of a difference. I should not have waited so long to contact a dermatologist, but our first practice was resistant to giving us a referral (even after 5 visits for the *same* issue). We finally switched practices to someone who is happily giving us a referral, so I've spent the last three days calling just about every dermatologist under our HMO and the first appointment anyone has available is NOVEMBER
. What is *that* ? One person even told me that their first available is April? Why not at that point just say that you aren't even taking new patients? I mean, if your problem is pressing enough that you need to contact a specialist, are you really going to be able to wait 2 (let alone 6) months? Grrrrrrrr
. Finally, one nice woman took pity on me (I think she could sense my frustration) and told me to call her at 9 a.m. and if she had any cancellations, she'd put us on the schedule.
Ugh.... I'm just so aggravated with this screwed up "health care" system we have. And so tired of feeling helpless while my baby's skin looks such a wreck
Sorry to take up the space... but thanks for letting me get it out....