It was good to be in the room so that I could ask questions of the other person when the meeting was over to ensure that I didn't miss anything pertainant as I am the secretary, thus minute taker. (Ironic, I know as I am the hearing impaired one..)
After this was over, I went to my regular Thursday morning church group for parents. I was especially late, 75 minutes, but was lucky to get there as things were just starting. A lot of people were late, or missing.
In the end, I was sent home (versus overnight admission, Phew!) with a pediatrician's phone number. She agreed to take him on as a patient AND she is local. That has been one difficulty with moving. All of our medical staff, dentists, etc. are in Vancouver but now that we are in Surrey, it makes the drive to services tedious. I am to call her for followup next week. I asked if she would be willing to take on his twin as well. :)
A side note about Fraser Health: I have worked in competing health authorities and have not really heard favorable reports about FHA. This is in part because of my history with CASC and the fact that FHA decided to deal with their budget issues by laying off a large number of my spiritual care colleagues in favor of volunteer spiritual care. Given that Spiritual Care is a relatively under appreciated and/or under-respected profession, this was quite a blow to the profession as a whole in BC. I have also read some rants about FHA, in particular the SMH ER experience on Facebook, so I was not sure what I would find. I was pleasantly surprised. Could have used a bit more checking on considering that I had a boy plastered to me... but other than that I would rate my experience as positive overall. I look forward to finding out if I can go there for future cardiology followup with my children versus driving to Children's.
So now the majority of the household is ill. I am sick with my usual sinus cold/sore throat, Toddler girl is sick with a cold, and Toddler boy is still croupy but better.
And to top it all off, Wednesday is my birthday. Goodie! (can you hear the sarcasm?) I have usually been ill or snowed in during my past birthdays. Hopefully I will be better and get to go out for free dinner at one of the various places that have emailed.