The Doctor and the Lost Ark – Where are the vaccine’s hidden? Friday’s “What the frak?” moment

Friday’s “What the frak…?” moment (WTFM) is brought to you by………..

The Doctor’s Office: Why does it take fifteen minutes to get three vaccines ready?

Lil Diva finally had her 15 month Well Check (22 lbs 6 oz and 30 inches tall – for the family that cares).  Ignore the fact that she’s seen the doctor twice since she actually turned 15 months – both times for ear infections.

Forget that for some reason I thought I had to be there at 10 AM for a 10:30 AM appointment and had to waste thirty minutes sitting in a waiting room.

Yeah, don’t ask why.

What I want to know is:

Where do the nurse’s have to collect their vaccines from, that it takes fifteen minutes – after the doctor did the check up – to bring in the shots? 

Don't forget to outrun the boulder on your way to pick up the vaccines...

Do they have a gauntlet of trials to maneuver through like Indiana Jones – where the slightest misstep leads to decapitation – hidden somewhere in the bowels of their retail-like offices?

Why don’t they get them ready while we’re with the doctor?

Meanwhile, my two children hit their Confined to a Four Foot by Four Foot Cell Quota and tried to tear the place apart. Naturally, the drawers in the exam room don’t have child latches, so my body was used as a blockade to prevent Lil Diva from delving into the latex gloves, sanitizer, and other products.

Trying to share a single iPod amongst the two of them resulted in Lil Diva clobbering the back of her head on the base of the rolling chair – thanks to a dramatic wail where she leaned back too far and tipped over.

This was not an isolated incident either.

The vaccine dispersal, not the head conk.

Every time we need shots, it takes half a century for them to show up – made much worse by that time being spent in such a small room.

So come on, Docs, what the frak???

Let’s speed it up a bit, okay?

And put child latches on those damn drawers.

What has you saying, “What the frak….?” today?


About Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos

Kelly K has learned the five steps to surviving of motherhood: 1) Don't get mad. Grab your camera. 2) Take a photograph. 3) Blog about it. 4) Laugh. 5) Repeat. She shares these tales at Dances with Chaos in order to preserve what tiny amount of sanity remains. You can also find her on her sister blog, Writing with Chaos ( sharing memoir and engaging in her true love: fiction writing. It's cheaper than therapy.
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2 Responses to The Doctor and the Lost Ark – Where are the vaccine’s hidden? Friday’s “What the frak?” moment

  1. I hear ya. We’ve waited 30-45 minutes before, easily. I would be pleased if it only took 15 minutes. And it is a bit ironic that pediatricians don’t have child locks in their offices, isn’t it?

    • Kelly K says:

      I do not get the lack of child lock things…

      What was worse, was the pediatrician’s office we visited while in Iowa. The “well” area was a small room, with zero division from the main room. But the kicker was this: the offices for the pediatrician’s were on the right side of the entry way, on the left side was for sick adults.

      And the entry way? Automatic opening doors, with zero barrier between either office, or the outside doors.

      Give you three guesses what I spent the entire time doing and the first two don’t count….

      If you guessed chasing after her every 6 seconds as she bolted for the outside you guessed right.

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