A big part of any move across the country that involves a new house, new job, new car etc. comes with a lot of administrative “stuff”. Last week we finally ironed things out medically with record swapping and the like for the kids pediatrician. I got my main man, Dr. McKinney back! AH!
For those who have not heard me sing this man’s praises, swoon and perhaps even break into tears over my love for this man and his whole practice, then uh, I love him. He is a giant African American man with great big hands and the softest and most kind voice. He has a smile that lights up a room and if I could just hug him every time I saw him, I probably would.
Why do I love him? Because he clearly loves his job. He has fun with it and you can tell. When he asks me how things are going, he genuinely wants to know. He remembers me and my family and the fact that we left 4 years ago for WA. He asks how the move back has been and is serious about the question. He has a gentle approach to the boys and is silly with them. I love this man!
He has his own nurse, Nurse Camille. She is also fabulous. She’s funny and messes around with the kids. She’s lightning fast with the shots too. Hey people that go to this practice, do you think Nurse Camille kinda looks like Megan Mullally? Maybe her voice just reminds me of her…I dunno.
Anywho…I was saying that I heart Dr. McKinney. We got all scheduled for a well child visit for Chase and went in on Tuesday morning this week. We did a special Mommy-and-Chase visit while big brother stayed home with Dad playing video games. I didn’t have any special concerns to mention to Dr. M. I just figured he needed a few immunizations and the general check up.
While Dr. M was checking out my little man, he paused for a long time listening to his heart. Then he told me that he heard a heart murmur! I was shocked. He went on to tell me he didn’t think it was anything to be concerned about. He just wanted to mention it to me and let me know it would be something we’d keep our eye on as he grows. He told me some children grow out of them and some don’t. If it gets louder/stronger, in subsequent visits they’ll check it out. But for now, no biggie.
He didn’t feel like any special future visits needed to be made unless there was a problem. So in the mean time, we’re not too worried about it. I just wanted to remember to document it here so that if anything comes up later, I’ll remember!
I felt good knowing that this information was coming from a doctor who I know and trust (AND LOVE). I don’t think Dr. M would steer me wrong. I did do a scooch of research on line and it sounds like exactly what the doc said.
So for now, we are breathing a sigh of relief, we are thrilled to be with the best doctor in the whole wide world, and happy Mr. Chase is doing well.