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    Depends on the child - some would behave themselves, some wouldn't. DSS1 would be fine, DSS2 would not, lol. And there isn't much of an age gap - they just have very different personalities. I would have told the child and receptionist where I was going and where to find me if need be. However, if I was very upset about bad medical news I might not be thinking straight and neglect to do this.

    The mother might not have anyone that she can lean on to babysit. As others have said - going to the GP can be very important and is very different to getting ones hair done.

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    Not something I would do, but not knowing the mums circumstances, she might have been struggling with something &had no-one to watch her. Sometimes when you are sick, especially with 'news', you will get a call from your drs office saying ' Dr. Badnews needs to see you TODAY. 5pm.' etc.

    If i were in the waiting room, I probably would have helped out the little girl. My drs office doesnt tolerate any 'misbehaviour',so she would have been told off quick smart from the receptionists! I am a teacher, so I guess it comes pretty naturally in that scenario to say 'hey, are you waiting for your mum? Come &sit with me &we can read a story together',etc. I usually take my 3 kids under 4 with me to the drs, & I appreciate when I am breastfeeding &the toddler wants a drink & some old lady will talk to my oldest or entertain her. Id be happy to return the favour to someone!

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    I'm really curious as to what bad news people get from GPs these days? In my experience they mostly refer you to a specialist for anything that might result in bad news? I agree with privacy but not am genuinely interested as to whether GPs give bad news anymore?

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    My GP gave me the news that I have a cyst in my brain and then referred me to a neurologist.

    My 8yo DS asked to be left in the waiting room when I took DD in and the GP said it was fine. Not two minutes later another doc brought him in as he'd been looking for us. I was mortified, he had insisted not to come in. Never again I do it.

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    Default WWYD - leaving young child alone in Drs waiting room

    Thanks @ICanDream I wasn't doubting anyone I am curious about these things as i never go to the doctor. Ever. Not because j don't get sick but because it means taking my kids with me so unless I can do it on a work day i don't go at all.

    And the one time a GP gave me "bad news" it was about DD2's hips and he was completely wrong. So I tend to just ask for a referral (when it's for the kids) and move on.

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    @Sonja I don't generally take my kids when I have to go either, I seem to get nothing but "oh something is wrong here's a referral" so I'd rather them not be there either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I'm really curious as to what bad news people get from GPs these days? In my experience they mostly refer you to a specialist for anything that might result in bad news? I agree with privacy but not am genuinely interested as to whether GPs give bad news anymore?
    I saw an obstetric GP for my pregnancies, & had bad news about a pregnancy from her, &then she organised the care for the remainder of the pregnancy/ referred me on from there. Id much rather hear bad news from her than from a specialist who I dont know &have no relationship with. It could also be to do with blood test results, miscarriage,depression or suicidal thoughts that she didnt want to talk about in front of her DD, bevahioural problems WITH the DD, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I'm really curious as to what bad news people get from GPs these days? In my experience they mostly refer you to a specialist for anything that might result in bad news? I agree with privacy but not am genuinely interested as to whether GPs give bad news anymore?
    I recently got called in to be told this baby had a 1:50 chance of triosomy 21. I had expected bad news when I was called to make an appointment ASAP and luckily I could leave the kids with mum. I imagine there are many times when people are given bad news at GPs.

    I don't know if I'd leave a 7 yr old as I don't have one and I think it would depend on the child. I would check with reception if I was going to leave them and ask them to send the child in if any dramas

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    I got the result that I was losing my pregnancy from my GP. My dad got the news that he has leukaemia from his GP (who then sent him on to the specialists at the hospital).

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    Ok thanks.


 

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