Grandparents Attending Physician Visit’s???
Our one year old daughter needs to see a Pediatrics GI Specialist about an hour from us next week. I’ve had several issues with my in-laws since they live near us 6 months out of the year. They wanted to bring dinner over tonight so my wife said sure. As soon as they arrived they asked about the doctor’s appointment and said they would be coming to the doctor appointment with us... We are all concerned about my daughter not have consistent bowel movements and when she does she goes through significant pain during each bowel movement which is very hard for us to watch. We can only imagine the pain she goes and we feel helpless. Grandparents I initially told my wife that I think her parents were going to come to the doctor’s appointment based on the way they have behaved with us over the past six months. She told me she didn’t think they would come. I was a bit relieved as while I recognize we are all concerned I feel that it would be an over kill to have them come to this appointment. I was shocked and frustrated when her father said they were coming. My wife likely saw my eyes go blood shot and asked my opinion... however I couldn’t tell if she wanted them to come or not... I said sure it would be fine he is a doctor and he feels he could use his “position” as a doctor to make sure the Pediatrics GI doctor take our case seriously. —— whatever... while maybe it can’t hurt I don’t think we will be treated better and in fact it’s annoying to me. Tension rose in the room and the baby could tell. I went to look for prior x-rays out of request of my father in law and my wife came to talk to me. I told her I felt she made me look like the one who didn’t want want them to come which I guess is true as my wife doesn’t have an issue with them coming... however being shocked by what felt bossy. I feel that parents take kids to the doctor even specialists and don’t need grandparents to attend. To me this are what parents do with our children. Your thoughts?