Hospital Politics???

  Okay, so oldest daughter aged 7 years, was sent home yesterday with note from school nurse stating that they thought she might have case of acute appendicitis.  Evidently, she had stomach pains, and feeling like she needed to hurl!

  So off to the hospital I went this morning to get her checked out.  I brought my MIL, since my Romanian is still very limited!  The take her to triage to examin her, I wait in the hall with MIL and other 2 offspring.  Nurse comes out and asks me to come in.  The doctor examining her looks up at me, and asks:
Dr.:  “You are American, yes?”
Me:  “yes.”
Dr.:  “I am Armenian”
Me:  “Cool!”
Dr.:  ” We don’t worry about our countries politics.”
Me:  ” Who cares about politics?!?”

  Okay, obviously I keep up with politics, but honestly, I have absolutely NO clue what the diplomatic relations are between the U.S. and Armenia.  But seriously, why did he even say that?  Maybe he has issues with America, or maybe he thought I had issues with Armenia???  It really threw me for a loop, and I found that comment completely disarming, and completely unnecessary!

  They didn’t think anything was wrong, as Kelly got quiet and suddenly had no more stomach pain.  I think she got scared.  So anyway Dr. Armenia gives me his phone number in case I have questions, or she has problems.  Then after I take the number, he tells me…..Wait for it:

“I am a plastic surgeon”

  I’m thinking oooooookay…..why did a plastic surgeon examin my child for appendicitis?  Was it because he was the only English Speaking Dr. in the hospital, or what?  Secondly, why in the world does the hospital in Tulcea even have a plastic surgeon???

   Strange, strange, strange!

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Steve Finnell
    May 18, 2010 @ 14:29:55

    you are invited to follow my blog

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  2. Michele
    May 18, 2010 @ 16:56:13

    I told this to Damien and he was like WHAT???!!! We are NEVER moving there! lolYeah I was thinking he was supposed to be a translator but where was the 'real' doctor he should have been translating for? LOL I guess there *any* kind of medical degree is good enough, eh?*sigh* I hope it's nothing at all and that your baby is alright!!! You guys are in our thoughts and prayers!!! Keep me updated @{—-{—-

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  3. covnitkepr1
    May 18, 2010 @ 18:29:06

    I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow, and I’m glad I did. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become one as well.

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  4. Melissa
    May 18, 2010 @ 18:30:02

    That is STRANGE… my pastor's wife is armenian…maybe i could ask her?? LOL.

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  5. Odie
    May 18, 2010 @ 18:41:31

    @Michele: so far from what I've seen here, there is LOTS lacking in the medical field, of course I'm a spoiled American, so……@Melissa: LOL!!!

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  6. LTM
    May 19, 2010 @ 00:03:20

    I LOVE this post. LOL!!! I'm Armenian… 😀

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  7. Odie
    May 19, 2010 @ 10:15:15

    I'm thinking maybe he told me he was Armenian so I wouldn't think he was "Tigani" – that's RO for gypsy. He has the dark olive complexion like the gyspies, so who knows, but yeah, "I'm Armenian"….whatever!Oh yeah, MIL, was like "Oh, you the dr. gave you his number…." Ugggg…Mother in laws!

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