A Rant

Today we had to choose between paying more than we could afford to take our child to the ER, or waiting 3 hours for her to see a doctor for what we suspected was pneumonia (it was*).  Does that seem like something that shouldn’t happen in “the greatest country in the world?”  Yes, yes, it does.

And, as the Jellyman pointed out, we are the lucky ones.  We have choice, we have insurance, we have ways to find money for things we really can’t afford.

There has to be a better way than this.

*Confidential to the month of March: you suck.  You suck just as much as February.  I am so far beyond the end of my rope that my only hope is that there’s a really big trampoline at the bottom of this hole.**  Less lion, more lamb.  Now.

**Poor, poor pitiful me.  Here are the stops on the way down: Orange: ear infection.  Apple: ear infection.  Everybody: GI virus from hell.  Apple: influenza.  Roof: ginormous hole.  Ceiling: ginormous leak.  Orange: unidentified virus which morphed into influenza which has now caused pneumonia.  I think the technical term for my current mental state is “hummina-hummina-hummina.”


About Grape

I've got the world's best kids and husband. Great house, steady job. I'm living the American dream. The trick is to appreciate it. I'm working on that part.
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3 Responses to A Rant

  1. Erin says:

    Poor baby(ies)! Things have to get better soon, right? Friday is the first day of Spring – good things have to come soon, right?

  2. Jody says:

    Oh NO.

    Wilder had pneumonia three years running, and the second go-round, we spent THREE HOURS in the ER, after the ped office dumped us there “because our pulse-ox monitor is no good.”

    Buy a NEW ONE, you freaks.

    Uh, bitter about our health-care system much? Yeah…..

    I hope you are all better very VERY SOON.

  3. Becki says:

    My little girl was stuck in a hospital out of town for five days with pneumonia over Christmas; it was so scary. I hate that you have had to go through this.

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