7 years ago at Kaiser Santa Clara we were awaiting the birth of Paco who put in his appearance after midnight … so he is a Leapling.
Today I had a plan to leave Tommy with his abuelos and head to Sacramento to take care of some medical paperwork. Last night, at midnight I grabbed an appointment for Paco in Vacaville. The poor child was just looking worse and worse. We headed to Kaiser Vacaville this morning. The whole time, I was grateful that I only had one kid with me. I was grateful that today, I got to be alone with Paco. Mis suregros looked after the Lemon.
Paco has Impetigo and it has 80% gone away after 2 doses of antibiotics. Thank goodness. While we waited for the pharmacy, I dragged Paco to the medical secretaries office. The clerk was mean and rude to the 2 people in front of me. And the two women were not mean, nor rude to her. When I got there, she was so agressive and unhelpful, unkaiserlike, I was highly irritated. Paco and I then spoke to a Pharmacy Clerk and Pharmacist who were wonderful. They realized it was Paco’s almost birthday, they both showed him a great deal respect. I said to Paco, afterward, “is it ok with you if I go complain about the woman we saw before?” He said that she was mean to the people in front of us. So yes.
We went up to customer service and this kind woman sat us down and I told the story. She asked about what I needed and I said, I can go to Sacramento and get what I need to get (the MRI on disk for UCSF) but these women needed to be treated better. (I had seriously wanted to yell at her to show them respect). Paco interrupted me. He explained to the woman, documenting our complaint that the women were mistreated. He said, “She was just mean to them. And they were not mean to her.” The person who took our complaint stared at him with a smile. And she wrote the names down of everyone we appreciated today. And is talking to the manager of the grumpy person.
Paco opted for See’s candies over ice cream. And we collected sandwiches and then delivered them to the abuelos.
I suggested Paco stay away from Lemon and find peace elsewhere in the house. In his room, he watched tv netflix on my laptop. The abuelos went to sleep and I took a power nap before rescuing a poopy Lemon.
At the end of the day, I got the chance to spoil a sick child on the day before his birthday. To him, his birthday is March 1st in off years. I love this about him. He is mathematical. He is 7 going on 30.
Tonight, my father-in-law complimented all of us…again. I see why. We have an advocate in Paco. And we have spirited youth of Lemon to keep us younger and on our toes.