Well Child Check Up…

In the post below, Ms. Ipockolypse says, “You would think the doctor’s office that diagnosed my son with ASD would know that we are not going to get him to stand still on the scale (though this went relatively well), or that we are not going to get him to stand with his back against the wall long enough to get his height.”
When I came across this wonderful explanation of what happens when you take your Autistic child to the doctor, I had tears (from laughter) springing from my eyes.
Although the reasons she wrote this aren’t worth chuckling about, it happens to many of us on this Autism journey, and how she portrays her experience is just laugh worthy. So enjoy.
Have you had a similar experience with your child in a doctors office or hospital? Why do you think it is that those who diagnose our child, or those who are in the medical field sometimes know less about Autism than we, the parents, do?

The Ipockolypse

I hate that doctor’s offices make me cry. Whether the doctor is delivering good news or bad news, before the appointment is over I am a ball of ugly crying in the corner.

My son finally had his 4 year well child check up. He is well over halfway through the age of four, but finally we have our appointment.

Of course, the first part of the appointment was an absolutely disaster. You would think the doctor’s office that diagnosed my son with ASD would know that we are not going to get him to stand still on the scale (though this went relatively well), or that we are not going to get him to stand with his back against the wall long enough to get his height. And taking his blood pressure… are you kidding me? This has never worked for my son, it’s not going to work now. And…

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2 responses to “Well Child Check Up…

  1. Thank you for the reblog! It is amazing that the offices that should know our children well seem to be disconnected from what “autism” means in a realistic sense.

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