Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Strike two

So we had our next experience with the health care here. It took us three hours to get a total of 10 minutes of ultrasound done (their hips are definitely fine, no harness needed). Basically it was like being dropped off in a third world country to get your medical care. Not just the fact that we were the only white people around and the place really is run by foreigners, but it was excruciatingly slow and inefficient. We waited an hour and a half just to get our information verified. I didn't even know why I was waiting in this other office forever, but then to find out that's all they were doing - verifying information I had already given them on the phone, I was so ticked off. And I think the root cause behind it all taking so long was that the one lady they had doing it talked so stinking slow and by the time we were done I knew all about her summer vacation, her children, the charity group she's a part of, what she says to people who don't believe in God, her philosophy about traveling, and I even managed to get invited to go to the zoo with her. I WAS SERIOUSLY READY TO GNAW OFF MY OWN ARM I was getting so aggravated.

Ryan works at the eye hospital that's next to the hospital we went to and he has to go over there all the time for consultations (apparently the eye center is nice; much better than the hospital). Since this was my first time being there, I realized two things:
1. I am going to require that Ryan be hosed off before he ever enters our house after work.
2. If there was ever a question before, I will definitely not give birth while I am here for fear of being admitted to that hospital.

1 comment:

Gavin and Shawna McEwan said...

I think your #2 resolution was exactly what I subconscioudly decided at westchester...hence the 4 year gap with our kiddos...i couldn't pull it off there.