Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Road Blocks

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures. ~Joseph Addison

I am feeling slightly disappointed today...okay, a lot disappinted. Dr. Phan is no longer in practice at the same location and his co-workers are not divulging his whereabouts. I know it sounds odd. I find that strange, but what am I to do?

Well, I'm not giving up. I know that he bought the special glasses from some company. Hopefully, through the help of the internet, I can locate the origin of such glasses. I'll do a little research and see what I come up with.

The dietary changes are going well. I made cookies last night and allowed the kids to add some chocolate chips. They actually considered the cookies a treat, which is not something I've witnessed in a long time. They got so used to having sugar based products, that it was commonplace and expected. They got to the point of complaining about the kind of candy I would buy for them. Yes, it was a real eye opener for me. When treats are no longer appreciated, you know it is time to cut them out for awhile.

Daniel will be going in for his allergy test, next week. In the meantime, I'm searching for a new pediatrician, much to the disagreement of my husband. He thinks that the solution to our lack of trust in our doctor should be to address it with him, instead of replacing him. After all, he does know our family and has treated them since birth. I don't know if a discussion will help. He does what he is trained to do, write prescriptions. I'd rather seek out a doctor of alternative medicine and homeopathic remedies. Or at least one who is willing to say, "I don't know the answer to that."

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5 comments:

iluveeyore said...

I have been searching and I haven't had enough free time to find all my comments. However, I KNOW that I gave you a link to a site that listed doctors who try alternate methods for treating ADHD. I think it was at the Inn. Did you ever pursue it? And please don't forget to have Daniel's thyroid levels checked.

P.S. A psychopharmacologist is a psychiatrist who specializes in prescribing medications. Yes, you might call them "pill pushers," but they are incredibly knowledgable about various medicines (old and new), dosages, and interactions. The one that I go to actually specializes in children with ADHD (he DOES do therapy for them -- not for anyone else) and I suspect that he might not prescribe meds off the top of his head. His practice specializes in children. He's a pretty cool guy.

Kadi said...

I do remember a link but cannot remember where. Life is quite a blur sometimes! Thanks for the info. I'd love the link if you remember it!
Do HMOs have psychopharmacologists?

Kadi said...

P.S.
So are you one of the ones on TV without Pity and those chat rooms that did not like me? I'm just curious to know.

iluveeyore said...

I FOUND IT:

You might be interested in an article in The New York Times, Health Section, today (6/17/08).

I think you need to sign up to read it, but that's no big deal.

The article is entitled "Weighing Nondrug Options for A.D.H.D." It probably has nothing new (to you) in it, but you might be interested in the Integrative Pediatrics Council (www.integrativepeds.org) which has a list of pediatricians who offer alternative treatments.

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I have no idea whether HMOs have psychopharmacologists. I have never been in an HMO (I'd pay more money to go to the doctor of my choice.)

___________________________________I might have commented on TWoP about your Supernanny show. Not sure. AH yes -- I did wonder why the Supernanny was dealing with your relationship with your father. Didn't know nannies did stuff like that.
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We have "met" before, but I really don't want to go into it now ;)
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www.integrativepeds.org

GOOD LUCK!

iluveeyore said...

Wow... I just checked out that link. There seems to actually be a selection of pediatrists in California. I hope you can get to one of them!

I would imagine that you'd like to take all your kids to a holistic pediatrician. Personally, these folks might be too "granola" for me -- but I'd certainly give them a try.

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