I have been talking to Ryan for a few months now about switching Pediatricians and I kept putting it off. Now that we are possibly a few weeks away from meeting Isabelle I finally took the time to make the call this afternoon. We love our current Pediatrician and have been with him since Ethan was born. He has been there for the boys through everything. But, the office is way out of our way and this new Pediatrician's office is just a couple of miles from our house. We have heard great things about him so it is hard for us to think of any reason not to make the change.
So, I make the call this afternoon and give her Aiden's medical history- which she had no issues with and then I started to explain my pregnancy and Isabelle. After I got finished explaining that Isabelle will have DS and also has a heart condition that will require open heart surgery she paused briefly and then said she will have to get with the doctor to make sure he can accommodate her needs. She was very nice and careful with her wording but I never even thought about a doctor not being able to accept Isabelle as a patient. I just assumed that any Pediatrician could be her primary doctor especially since she already has a cardiologist. I am thinking the hesitation was due more to her heart condition and not the DS but for some reason, that news hit me hard. I am learning very quickly that I have no idea what I am doing so far with Isabelle. I am sure I will learn very quickly but this was my first dose of reality... my new reality.
I should receive a call tomorrow afternoon to let me know if he is able to be Isabelle's doctor. If not, then we might just stick with our current Pediatrician and pray he would be able to take Isabelle.