She hated getting her shots and was hella pissed. With Peanut, she stopped crying the minute I picked her up after her shots. Little miss? Oh no. She let me have it, which was just the perfect way to end a not so great experience at the doctor.
So here's my rant: I was at the doctor's office for 90 minutes today just to be seen by either a doctor or nurse for a total of 10 minutes.
We waited in a very busy waiting room for 45 minutes. Gizmo cried because she couldn't fall asleep. She couldn't fall asleep because a very angry toddler who was waiting with his mom kept screaming and screeching. I didn't really blame him because they were waiting just as long as we were.
Children were wandering everywhere, a couple of them trying to touch Gizmo or get a closer look at her. I'm not a complete germaphobe but I really didn't want these unknown kids in the doctors office for unknown reasons/contagious diseases getting up in my baby's face especially with a not completely developed immune system.
Peanut got antsy and insisted on changing seats about four times even though Tinkerbell was on the television. She whined and wanted to go home, flopping around on the seats and the floor. Admittedly, I should have dropped her off at the sitter's first but she said she wanted to go with us and I wasn't anticipating such a long visit.
I texted my husband (after I finally got Gizmo to go to sleep) at the 40 minute mark and said they had 5 more minutes before I got bitchy. Thankfully they called us back.
We then waited to be seen by a nurse then waited for a doctor then waited some more for a second nurse to administer the shots. To top it off, we waited 5-10 minutes in line to check out.
I scheduled the doctor's appointment thinking I might be 10 minutes late for work. I was an hour late, which makes me nuts, especially since I just came back from maternity leave.
I've stayed with this doctor's office, despite not always being happy with it, because I can usually get in and get out quickly. We have another appointment in two months. If we have to wait like that again, I'm switching.
What's your bad doctor's office experience?