Saturday, September 01, 2007

Movin' on

This has been hanging over me for some time, we may be moving next summer. I have known about this possibility for a long time now, it is very much a part of the life of a military family. I think that this will be one of the hardest moves we may have to make for one main reason: we will be leaving some very amazing doctors and other health care people behind.

These are people that have cared for Evan since his birth. They have helped guide us through some very rough and scary times. They are also very nice people and have shown that they truly do care about Evan's welfare. I look forward to each visit that Evan has with them. They have touched our lives in so many wonderful ways.

I can email friends and talk with them on the phone, but I know that we will not be able to do that with Evan's doctors. They have to maintain professionalism and I get that which is why it will be sad when we have to finally leave. I feel like they have the right to see how Evan turns out since they have put so much energy into his health care. That is where this blog comes in, it gives me a great non intrusive way to allow them a peek into our lives (if they choose to) with out having to cross the line into being a stalker patient.


Jenifer said...

I can imagine how difficult leaving Evan's doctors will be for you. I have two children who basically have had no medical problems (just your average colds and such), but once you find a pediatrician that you love and trust you don't want to change. My doctor always brags that we are his most devoted patients...when we moved 40 miles away, I couldn't bear to change, so now every doctors appointment requires a 45 minute drive each way. And I wouldn't have it any other way !!

Anonymous said...

It is always hard to move to a new place and get new doctors, etc.
But things always have a way of working out.

Nanette said...

That is so sad. I have the same attachments to health care providers.

mcewen said...

You'd be surprised. I have quite a good chatty / email relationship with some of the therapists and 'experts' who have moved on.
No harm in making the first move!
Best wishes

chelle said...

It is so so so hard to move once we have kids. Your situation is even more connecting to the community. HUGS! When we left I cried at the loss of our eye specialist! I can only imagine how connected you feel to the doctors and nurses that saved your little boy!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

That would be hard. Mine have been relatively healthy, but we all love our doctors--and not just our ped. Plus there's the lady who does our hair. And lots of others I'd be very hesitant to leave. :( Big transition for you.

(btw, after the whole Quechup thing, I can't SEND email. I've reached my limit for a day--but apparently it's a 24 hour day--so hopefully tonight I can email if you don't hear from me, it's cuz I'm trapped! Ack!)

Gina said...

Oh wow, are staying the the same part of the country, at least?

There is something so reassuring about continuous care by the same people. I can understand your concern.

Elizabeth-W said...

I'm with Jenifer. Our pediatrican is 3 minutes away, and she is going to open another clinic that will be a good 30 minute drive--any question about just staying in the same practice with a different provider? Nope. We'll make the drive.
As a provider myself, I would love it if a special-to-the-office family had a blog we could peek at every now and then. I have people send Christmas cards, that sort of thing. I've been sitting here for 5 minutes trying to figure out how to describe that professional relationships--I think I have a new bloggy topic :)

OneFullHouse said...

Oh no... Are you moving very far?

Can you still make the trip back?

We're back from our cruise, and I just wanted to let you know that I've added the wedding pics to the blog finally...

I'll be back to catch up on all that I've missed and hugs to you and Evan.