Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Good Doctor is Worth Her Weight in Gold

I know I sing Dr. T's praises regularly, but really? What doctor calls you on a Saturday night at 8:00 to discuss your son with you before she leaves on vacation? And mentions that she is contacting a doctor in Seattle regarding William because she hopes he has some insight. This woman lives her job, which actually makes me worry about her, but at the same time, I'm so incredibly grateful for her. She is constantly advocating on Will's behalf and looking for solutions to make his life more...manageable and enjoyable. And the phone call? It isn't a 20 second information dump, it's a fifteen minute discussion about how he is, where his baseline currently is, and then discusses what we can change to make things better. I really do not know what we would have done these last three years without her.

On the trip home, Thursday night, we were driving in the dark in the mountains, and I asked William how he was doing emotionally with all of the "stuff" he's had to contend with. Interestingly, he said, "Fine." Um, really? He had just gotten the big ol' brace off and was a bit giddy over the smaller one, so I kinda understood his reaction, but when a doctor walks in and tells you bluntly that you are the second sickest kid in her practice, then that has to have an impact on you. The fact that he is unfazed by it has me a bit...concerned. Is he really ok with it or is he just internalizing it all and ignoring it? You don't get approved for a Make-A-Wish Foundation trip unless you have a life-threatening illness. But Will seriously seems to be coping incredibly well.

So, do I worry that Dr. T has no life outside of her patients (ok. She is spending the week roaming the Keys this coming week, so she has some kind of relief!) and Will is unfazed by the fact that he is kinda sick? I think, at the moment, I'm gonna stick my head in the sand, pray for both of them, and run...a lot. :)

1 comment:

Laura said...

Yep, Dr. T. is great :)