However, hard I try I can just not get my head straight along this system.
In every other country with all my friends who have a baby or who have someone in family with a baby there is a paediatric who is the first point of reference for any kind of worry the parents might have.
Whenever I write on FB about Isabella not being well, I get atleast 50 people asking me did you take her to pedia, what did the doc said, i hope she is getting better soon (and this by no way is exaggeration in number as Isabella is quite a popular kid and I have over 500 friends who always follow my updates and news and whatever shit or not-so-shit is happening in my life)
So - where the hell is a pedia ? I have no VAGUE IDEA
I live 5 minutes from my GP and 5 minutes from the Royal Sick Kids hospital.
three weeks, Isabella has runny nose, dry cough and can not hold down anything in her stomach, I call my GP he tells me to put her off milk and solids for a day and only give her water (I ask is it not so extreme, the A***HOLE GP replies me SHE WONT DIE ! Bloody F*** since when do you say words like those for anyone's child! )
Super annoyed me goes to the Sick Kids (after having 3 unsuccessful meeting with the GP) they ask me if the GP referred me, by this time I am all boiling, my child is sick she needs help, her body is not absorbing anything (she shit out anything she eats or drinks, it just comes out straight through!)... I tell them, that I think she has malaria because we were in India for a month (now that malaria part was cooked up, because I wanted to see the Pedia.)
Bingo, we are in, her bloods are taken, the Pedia checks her, she has lumps in her crotch (we dont know for what) but the bloods are normal and no malaria even.
However, she has gone back to being 8 Kgs (that was her weight two months ago when she was 7 months) and nope the weight loss has not been because of suddenly being over-active as she has already been very over-active and happy (except the last few days when she has been cranky)
but she is now on 25th centile of weight (she was born and was steady at 75th centile)
and I am SOOOOO Annoyed !