Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Too Much Stress

I am very stressed out.  Yesterday @ 4:30p.m. as I was driving home from picking up Hailey from school we were in a car accident.  I was stopped at a red light when a drunk driver rear ended/sideswiped us.  I was told by witnesses that she had been driving on the wrong side of the street and swerving all over the place and was going about 40mph when she hit us and never once put on her brakes.  I never saw it coming, I was looking forward for the light to change and BAM!!!  She was completely drunk, even had beer bottles in her purse on the front seat.  The police told me that she had multiple DUI's on her record and arrested her at the scene.  Her car was totalled but she appeared to be uninjured.  Thank God that the kids are o.k., they were safely in their car seats and were unharmed, just a little scared.  Hailey kept saying to the police "there was a big bump."  My back and neck are sore but that's it.  I am very thankful that I drive a big truck because that is what saved us.  The police told me that if I had been in anything smaller we probably would have been killed.  So scary!  But now I have to deal with insurance companies, lawyers, etc... and I really don't have time for any of this.  I have a splitting headache just thinking about it all.   It's hard to tell from the pictures but I think the rear axel is bent, because she hit the rear tire pretty good and it isn't very straight anymore.  I am so sad, I love that truck. 

I am also very frustrated because Dylan has an appointment with the Neurosurgeon tomorrow for him to go over with me the report of his MRI he had in October.  The MRI was to rule out a tethered spinal cord and I have a copy of the report and it clearly states that "the spinal cord is unremarkable in appearance."  Now I know that I am not a Neurosurgeon but that sounds like it's I even showed the report to his Ped. and she said that everything looked fine.  I asked his office staff if he would please be able to speak with me over the phone and he of course will NOT.  I have to come into his office.  I know it's because he just wants to bill my insurance company.  I am sure his office staff thinks I am some crazy person but all I want is a little respect and understanding.  I clearly told them that if Dylan had a medical reason to be seen by a Neurosurgeon then of course I would bring him in, but if everything is find then why am I going to waste my time. All I wanted was a call from the doctor saying why he wanted to see us.  Dylan has seen every specialist in the book and some of those appointments have been completely unnecessary.  This doctor is an hour away from us and has a horrible bedside manner.  I would see someone else but it's not that easy to find a Pediatric Neurosurgeon.  ARGGGGGG!!!

Well there is my complaining for today.  I just had to get it all out.


  1. Sorry to hear about the car accident, glad to hear you are all ok. there is nothing more frustrating then having to go in for a specialist app and it is a waste of time. With our kids there are so many specialists involved, and appointments we dont have time to waste.. Good Luck with your appointment

    P.s nothing wrong with complaining every now and then : )

  2. So sorry to hear about the accident! How scary, especially with kids in the car! So glad that your guys weren't hurt. I know what you mean about appts. I hate the ones where the doctor doesn't even look at Riley. Like we couldn't have done those of the phone! Ridiculous. Where is CA do you guys live? Brandon is from Hemet and his parents still live there. Next time we visit them, we will have to meet up somewhere.

  3. Sorry that you got into an accident but VERY thankful that you were all OK. It is crazy that this woman was allowed on the roads considering she had several DUIs already. Ughh.. that doesnt make sense to me.

    In any event glad that you are safe and sound and hope the truck will be as good as new soon. Also hope that insurance handles everything for you and you dont have to mess with much.

    PS - I would feel the SAME exact way about the neurosurgeon. Can your PED call him to find out, or another doctor?

  4. sorry to hear about all those things. but i know each an everyone of us is an iron lady. we'll get through everything. i'm the one who still have long way to go... hope all our ways will be smooth after this!

  5. I'm so glad you all are OK. I was moved to tears reading about your accident. You read about this stuff everyday, to have it happen to yourself or someone you know is scary. I'm so sorry you have to go through this but very thankful you and the kids didn't get seriously hurt.

    As for the Doc. There aren't any others out there? Does he work with children only? So sad to have such horrible bed side manners. You are too kind of a person to be treated poorly, please don't be afraid to tell him what you think - maybe he's just hardened over the years (ok that sounded bad - LOL) I'm sure you know what I mean! (-: Big hugs to you!!

  6. Oy! That is so scary. Everything seems to be going wrong for you. I hope things turn around and get better.


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