Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Doctors, Doctors, Doctors

In the past month, Peter has had appointments at the pediatrician, dentist, CF clinic, and ENT. Since CF affects so many systems of the body, we tend to have a lot of doctor's appointments. The other day we were going out to the car, and Peter assumed, "We going to a doc-der's?"

Fortunately, I've found some ways to make our doctor visits more fun. Peter has a special backpack we use only for doctor's appointments, and he fills it with the toys he wants to take. I also make sure I have these things:

For me:
A printout of all of Peter's current meds and treatments (I also keep a mini one in my wallet just in case.) -- This is a huge time-saver at the doctor's office.
Camera

For Peter:
Paper and scissors
Books
Toy cars
A puppet
Snacks, water, nutrition drink
A mask
A soft or inflatable ball

Here are a couple pics from our last CF Clinic appointment (a quarterly visit with all of Peter's CF specialists that lasts 2 - 3 hours).


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