Zini, me & life in general

Warning: A long post….

I don’t know why but somehow i am loosing my trust in doctors (or the modern day bhagwaans as hindi movies will call them).

Well probably i know…It’s because of the experience with the doctors in last 2 years of Zini being around.

During my pregnancy i got good doctors, both in Hyderabad & Ahmedabad..they listened to me, cleared any petty doubts i used to have & answered my phone calls at silly hours without loosing their temper. i even managed to scare my hyderabad doctor few times when i told her that i can’t feel any movements & she breathed easy only after a quick check-up which showed that Zini was in slumber mode πŸ™‚

But, when it came to Zini, the 1st doc we went to gave me an impression that he doesn’t Β really care. Probably i was a new mom & little scared & that made me think so. But at that time i didn’t like him much. So we went to another ped. By this time Zini’s colic started in full steam..Which actually drove me crazy, i knew it was colic but it was a mighty bad colic, so i Β  was pretty much sleep deprived & couldn’t thinkΒ straight. We got some tests done & it revealed that there was some stomach infection. And i got so worried, and on the visit to the doctor, he decided to admit Zini to the hospital. So there i was with a 40 days old baby who was being given intravenous therapy. Later on when Zini got alright & the colic went away & i could think, i realized that there was no need for hospitalization & intravenous therapy, even oral medicines would have done the same job. Then was it that the doctor admitted Zini to his hospital to earn some quick money?

Then we went to 3rd Ped. i liked this one & continued going to him till we stayed in Ahmedabad.

When Zini turned 1.5 years old, we shifted to Noida. And here the same story began. We went to a very famous ped, when Zini had a little bad throat. The guy kept on giving medicines for 2 weeks with no avail & finally the bad throat turned into full fledged fever. I know that it’s not always possible for doc to cure the illness. But i got serious doubts about this guy when we went to Ahmedabad during Zini’s illness & went to Zini’s old ped. and within 2 days Zini was back in business as usual πŸ™‚ so what was it that the Noida doc couldn’t cure?

After this incident, we went to a new doc. She seemed pretty good initially…is in semi-retirement mode…Didn’t believe in givingΒ unnecessary medicines though. And only medicine she would suggest was Crocin. “Give it for few days & see” was her standard reply.Β But this strategy didn’t work a single time. every time she would change medicine after a few days of crocin. and if you try to suggest/ask something, she would get offended. During all those crocin only times, listless Zini would lay in my lap. It’s really heart breaking to see a jumping, running, naughty kid lying like that, denying food & not sleeping…

So, this time when Zini fell ill & we got the same medicine (crocin) from her, we went to a new Ped. let’s hope we get 3rd time lucky in Noida as well…

BTW Zini seems to be better now, back to her jumping jack avatar, though not eating properly (but it will take some time)…

God, even though i complain about her naughty ways, please don’t pay attention to that.. i like her like that & not lying listlessly in my lap…

Disclaimer: This is not to malign the pious profession of healing, there are many doctors who are serving selflessly to the world, and there are good doctors around as i have experienced. This is just about my recent experiences….

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Comments on: "How much can you trust doctors???" (26)

  1. aww, hugs to you. I can imagine how you must be feeling when Zini is not her naughtiness….
    Well, all doctors don’t suit all kids. Something i have experienced as a child. I only needed to go to Dr. Boppat or Dr. Shenoy and I’d be back to my usual self. Infact I just had to visit them and I’d be great even before the first dosage. It was common joke that I need to be taken to them once in 2 months so that I never fall sick.
    I guess sometimes it is the type of medication, sometimes your trust and placebo (yes even parental trust) and sometimes the haat ka jhaadoo.
    Lets just hope you find a doc to whom Zini can stick too and always get magically cured after one visit πŸ™‚

    • Hey, May be you are right. probably i am over reacting (i am known for doing that ;)) But sometimes i can’t get rid of that nagging feeling that something is fishy…
      Thanks for the last line..I would so love that Magic….

  2. Hugs T2M! I know how heartbreaking it is to see your little one lying listlessly on your lap and not being her usual naughty self. I have had similar experiences with some doctors. When Cheebu was 6 months she got severe diarrhea. We took her to a doctor who kept on prescribing tests after tests without giving any medicine. She was in such a bad state and lost so much weight. Later we took her to another doctor after which she started recovering… It is quite normal to panic in such situations.
    Hope you are able to find the right ped for Zini. Hope she recovers soon. Hugs to the little one.

    • Thanks Lifesong…it feels good to know that i am not alone panicking πŸ™‚
      Hugs to you & love to Cheebu, i know how difficult it must have been for you to see so young Cheebu falling ill. Hoping & praying to God for good health of children…

  3. Wish Zini gets a doc who will cure her soon without too much of medications πŸ™‚

    And yeah, seeing a kid silent who is usually lively is heart-breaking…hugs ZM!!

  4. Don’t worry… Zini will be just fine… being a mom of a 4 year old, I can tell you that finding a good ped is a quest in itself… I agree that some peds suit your kid better but yes, I have visited many for whom asking for involuntary tests and medicines is a routine… you just hop over to someone else hoping that this one would be better…. lots of hugs and kisses to the kiddo… get well soon baby… πŸ™‚

    • Hey Thanks Jas!!!! Now i feel pretty normal πŸ™‚ (i was thinking that only i am the only one to change the docs so many times)
      Thanks for the hugs & kisses, i’ll pass them on…
      She is much better now, playing, happy, sleeping..only problem is that she is still not eating properly, that will take its own course…

  5. chattywren said:

    ZM, I am totally with you. My mother being a doctor, it’s just so difficult for me to trust any other. I always reconfirm stuff with her. I also have a difficult time with doctors when my kids fall ill . Even now when they fall ill, the first person I call is my mother who tells me I’d better check with a doctor at hand πŸ™‚ For me personally, the bedside manner of the doc is very important. He/she ought to be a good listener.

    • Hey Chattywren, thanks for understanding….it’s great that your mom is a doctor, so that you can confirm things with her…even for me it is really important that the doctor is a good listener. Thanks again πŸ™‚

  6. Awww…..I hope Zini is eating properly now. I am not a mom but I know that few doctors suit us and few don’t. Its sad to see that the naughty child is all silent and even more heart-breaking when the baby doesn’t eat. Hugs and kisses to Zini. Hoping that she gets well soon without medicines πŸ™‚

    • Hey CD, welcome here….Thanks for hugs and kisses & all the best wishes, will pass them on to Zini πŸ™‚
      She is getting better but not there yet, will take time…

  7. Hugs to you and Zini..Hope she is getting better now..not even our own illness can affect us the way our kids’ illness can..
    As for doctors, its like finding your soulmate I think.. even I had heard of some weird paediatricians before S was born and used to worry a lot about what kind of doctor I would find for her..but luckily managed to find very efficient and agreeable peds in Chennai and B’lore ..Hope you also find a good one soon..

    • Hey Thanks Nithvin, she is much better now, will take a li’l time to fully recover…i managed to find a good one in Ahmedabad, but in Noida we are still struggling, let’s hope the latest one turns out to be the last one we go to:)

  8. Well….its just about finding the right doc:)

    • Hmmm..that’s true, BTW there is an update, princess liked this new doc, she made a star on her hand & declared that “Auntie achhi hai” πŸ™‚ so let’s hope, this is the one…

  9. where have you been Ma’m?

  10. oh colic ? it’s bad…bad for babies and for the parents too…the way your baby cries at the time of colic attack is unbearable…I’ve cried thousand tears whenever Chirpy had colic attacks..which were quiet frequent 😦 but thankfully it lasted only for initial few months !

    Zini had to undergo intravenous therapy at that tiny age? 😦 😦 😦 dislike ! exactly re…even a tiny baby’s stomach infection can be cured with medicines !!!! dusht doctor that!

    crocin syrup for kids is quiet effective for basic medication…

    Also, though we didn’t have to change peds we still changed her medication to homeopathy..it suits her well and has no side effects…cause alopathy does affect sooner or later..and you can’t continue giving alopathy to a child…

    good doctors for babies are really rare and if possible one should choose only based on recommendations…mostly it works!

    • Colic is a very terrible thing, it frightens the new parents out of their wits. Even when you know it’s colic, you just can’t see the baby crying so much….Zini’s colic too lasted till she was 3 months old.
      She was so small and there of this needle in her tiny hands, it was a very bad phase…The doctor definitely didn’t have the right intentions.
      Thankfully, Zini didn’t fall ill much till i used to feed her. But once i stopped feeding her, she has been having throat infections frequently. We too have started homeopathy for Zini now. Let’s see how it works, keeping my fingers crossed.
      Yeah, almost all the doctors we went to were by recommendation only. But still sometimes a doctor suits your friend’s child, but doesn’t suit yours….

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