Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Keeping it short today. Yesterday was simply hideous. After all the grief about trying to get a referral to the neurologist so I can have plasmapheresis closer to home, I find out that my primary is GONE for the week, and his PA's assistant called me to try to help.

I have met her, and she is a very, very sweet person. I was trying to explain the idiocy of the situation, but she just kept telling me that she couldn't authorize a referral without a note in my chart that I had talked to my PCP about it, and that she would double check, but I would have to come in and see my PCP NEXT WEEK before I could get a referral.

I just said fine, goodbye. And started bawling. Here's the conversation that followed:

Jacob: Mommy, are you sad?
Me: Yes Jacob, I am sad.
Jacob: Why are you sad Mommy?
Me: Because life is just difficult for Mommy sometimes.
Jacob: {very sweetly coming over and taking my hand} C'mon Mommy. You're tired. You need a nap. Let's go.

So we took a nap. And all was well with the world.

Until I woke up. (Oh, and I don't have to see my PCP, I got the appointment with the neuro.)


Joanna said...

That just stinks that they aren't trying to help you work this all out. Glad Jacob was willing to take the nap.

Patty Ann said...

Kerri, I am so sorry about your day. Jacob had the right idea. Somehow, things never look quite so bad once you take a nap and have a chance to look again. I hope tomorrow is better and that you find the relief you need. You are in my heart and prayers.

Rachel said...

No matter how old we get there are two things that seem to make us feel a little better: Naps & Chocolate!

Karen Mortensen said...

I like Jacobs way of thinking. Naps are good. What a sweet little boy you have.

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Awww... so sweet! Just want to hug him!

I'm glad you got the appointment with the neuro without having to wait another week to see the PCP.

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Donna Perugini said...

Jacob, you're such a love! Glad you have him on loan from God, Kerri!