Just what the doctor would have ordered if he hadn’t been too pig-headed to see us

May 22, 2009

Thank God, Child Two is feeling a lot better this morning. This is not due to the concerned attentions of our GP, I should point out. When I rang yesterday to get her an appointment, I could almost hear the receptionist backing away when I mentioned the words ‘Dulwich’ and ‘Fever’. ‘Don’t come here, don’t call us, we’ll call you,’ was the message I got loud and clear. I rang back several times but they were obviously hosing the place down with disinfectant. Finally, the doctor rang me at 4pm and told me to alternate Calpol with Neurofen. Thanks, but even Mme Bovary the cat had suggested that the day before. He then said I should double all the dosages and this, finally, has done the trick and Child Two is now in the happy position of being slightly bored with lying in state on the sofa watching CBBC. I hope her liver is ok.

What I really should have done is simply take the divine Lulu’s advice, and administer hefty doses of this:

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  • Jennysmith May 22, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Oh don’t talk to me about Doctors. I complained about one recently. I find i get more sense out of a pharmasist – its a shame they don’t have an emergency number.

    Glad she’s better now xxx

  • Maternal Tales May 22, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Hee hee – yes – good medicine!! Doctors are very often so damn busy that they don’t take anything seriously. I hope your little one is feeling better. If not, then insist on an emergency appointment – even if it’s not. At least that way you’ll get seen x

  • SuE May 22, 2009 at 7:05 am

    ooh… what a weird doctor! I found your blog in melroxx’s blog roll.. She said your blog is nice.. quite true! Please visit my blog sometime, I’d love it!

  • rosiero May 22, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Must stockpile a hundred packets of those just in case!!! Hope Child Two is better soon. A few days of News 24 on the telly should do the trick!!

  • DulwichDivorcee May 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I agree, Jennysmith, our pharmacist is rather sweet, I’d much rather see him but the examinations might be a bit too public!

  • DulwichDivorcee May 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Maternal Tales, managed to barge in this afternoon and Dr Smugchops was thrilled to say it wasn’t even tonsilitis ….huh! x

  • DulwichDivorcee May 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Hi SuE, thanks for popping in, I’ll pay you a visit and say hi to MelRox!

  • DulwichDivorcee May 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Hi Rosiero, yes, she is really fed up now having watched 400 repeats of Arthur on iPlayer, the darling! x

  • rosiescribble May 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Don’t get me started on doctors either! At least your phoned you. At my surgery all the appointments for the day are given out at 8 o’clock in the morning. Yesterday, when my daughter was ill I managed to get through at 8.05am and all the appointments had GONE! I couldn’t believe it. (So I said it was an emergency and got an appointment that way.) Sorry about the rant! Feel better now!

  • Fragrant Liar May 23, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    That’s a cute graphic. I may have to steal it. Sorry about your wee one.

    My first visit here, and enjoyed it. Great blog.

  • newsletter printing May 27, 2009 at 4:54 am

    such a good medicine!!!hehehe.
    but i also agree about doctors.