+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    315
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked
    77
    Reviews
    0

    Default I know I'm slack, but should I still make the appointment or forget about it?

    Okay I know I'm slack but a lot was happening last year when it comes to my son (now aged 4). He was constantly at speech, having hearing, throat and nose tests and sleep tests, was at hospital and finally ended up with grommets and then we went away.
    Well they're my reasons but still.... we missed his 3 year old check with the child health nurse. It's not like he wasn't constantly getting checked out by, well, everyone else, but should I make an appointment with her despite his last visit having meant to be last year? Or should I just go to our GP when next I have to and ask him for the full run down?
    Having had my daughter a few years before our son her health checks with the child health nurse stopped at 2. So is it really important? I looked in the book and all the things he gets checked for are the things he's already being getting a good working over with.
    Has anybody else been as slack as me? Should I make the appointment anyway because it is important or can I just let it go? What would you?


  2. #2
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I'd just leave it.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to headoverfeet For This Useful Post:

    Notably Nutty  (26-01-2013)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast, QLD
    Posts
    3,601
    Thanks
    1,294
    Thanked
    1,107
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default I know I'm slack, but should I still make the appointment or forget about it?

    I must be slack also because I didn't even know there was a 3 year health check oops lol. Do you vaccinate? If so isn't DS meant to be getting his needles at 4 years? Your GP will do the necessary checks then.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6,311
    Thanks
    2,387
    Thanked
    4,599
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default I know I'm slack, but should I still make the appointment or forget about it?

    I had no idea there was a 3yo check.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    315
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked
    77
    Reviews
    0
    He's had his 4 year vaccinations, we go to an immunisation clinic so no GP there (that would cost us a fortune as our GP is not a bulk biller and then you have to pay for the nurse to inject despite the vaccines being covered!) so it would probably be in a couple of months when I go for one of my hundred check overs for the year.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    747
    Thanks
    132
    Thanked
    395
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default I know I'm slack, but should I still make the appointment or forget about it?

    Since he's already gotten tests done (I assume by your gp?) maybe continue gp appointments with any concerns. What would the health nurse do? I don't take mine at all?

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    8,245
    Thanks
    1,772
    Thanked
    2,017
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ended 19/6/2014

    Default Re: I know I'm slack, but should I still make the appointment or forget about it?

    I didn't do the health checks except the ones that were done with the kids immunisations.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using BubHub

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    510
    Thanks
    114
    Thanked
    124
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    The health nurse told me last week it was best to take them at 3.5years for their 3 year check. But I know of friends that haven't taken their babies except for the initial check. I wouldn't bother if there is nothing that your concerned about.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to winterbaby For This Useful Post:

    Notably Nutty  (26-01-2013)

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Country WA
    Posts
    6,643
    Thanks
    3,135
    Thanked
    3,028
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default I know I'm slack, but should I still make the appointment or forget about it?

    I wouldn't worry. All they did at mine was ask about his speech, how we were going with TT, see how he was playing for development and did weight and height measures and if i had any concerns/questions. I'm sure if there were problems, she would have talked more, but we did him and DD's 6mo at the same time and it wasn't a big deal. So if you're not concerned about him in any way, I wouldn't worry.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Californication For This Useful Post:

    Notably Nutty  (26-01-2013)

  13. #10
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Brissie
    Posts
    542
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    10
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I don't think any of my kids have had any checkups by a health nurse/dr.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Dont forget to tell CSA
    By LivinOnAPrayer in forum Single Parents
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-07-2012, 16:22
  2. How do you forget about everything and sleep??
    By MumDadBoyandGirl in forum General Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 13-04-2012, 16:09
  3. I'm soooo slack today that.....
    By Theboys&me in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-04-2012, 15:24

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Springfree Trampoline
Give the Ultimate Christmas Gift Springfree Trampoline
The World's Safest Trampoline™ is now also the world's first Smart Trampoline™. Sensors on the mat detect your every move and your jumps control fun, educational and active games on tablet. Secure the Ultimate Christmas Gift today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Sudocrem / Infacol
Sudocrem® Healing Cream is a soothing emollient cream which aids and assists in the management of nappy rash, eczema, abrasions, wounds and minor skin irritations. Infacol Wind Drops are an effective method of treating wind in infants.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!