The Daughter Chronicles

Friday, April 08, 2005

People suck

I'm a bit bitter right now, so it's probably not the best time to post something, but what the hell. I mentioned earlier this week that Mia had an EEG. We called the hospital yesterday to make sure her neurologist had read the results so we could find out if we need to increase her medication or change it. Well, the hospital, naturally, never got back to us. So Krys just called again and found out her neurologist is going on vacation tomorrow. He just back from a vacation, but whatever. She said that if he hadn't called by 3 p.m. (it's 1 o'clock right now) we should call back. This is while Mia is having yet another big seizure.

My question is: why do people suck? Is it because they're so overworked that they simply can't get back to people in a timely manner? Do they not care? Do they have other things that are more important? I realize that not everyone cares about Mia as much as her parents, but this is ridiculous. Her neurologist is a very good doctor and he wants to help her, but I don't know if he's stretched too thin. Krys has called several places in the past few weeks looking for a new occupational therapist, and none of them have called her back, not even to say, "She's on a waiting list." (That's the standard response, since OTs are difficult to find.) These are just the latest in a long line of suckiness from people we've had to deal with since her injury. Many people have been wonderful - don't get me wrong. I just wonder why some people whose job it is to take care of these things can't even do that. No wonder so many people are angry. I heard that the caregivers for Terri Schiavo didn't like her husband because he was such a pushy jerk. Guess what? That's the only way you get things done - by being a pushy jerk. I'm sure a lot of people we deal with don't like Krys, because she can be a pain in the ass. It's sad that that's the way you have to act sometimes. Why do people suck?