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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10-08-2015 16:40 #11
10-08-2015 17:07 #12
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!
10-08-2015 17:09 #13
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?
10-08-2015 17:12 #14
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.
10-08-2015 17:15 #15
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.
10-08-2015 17:17 #16
10-08-2015 17:23 #17
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10-08-2015 17:29 #18
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
10-08-2015 17:32 #19
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).
10-08-2015 17:38 #20
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