So those of you who have read my other posts know that my daughter Saydi, 2 years old, has Sensory Processing Disorder and is on a waiting list to be evaluated for Autism and other spectrum disorders. She has been having fits much like seizures for the past year (I had no idea what it was until recently) and there is ONE pediatric neurologist in my city. The closest others (who are actually respectable) are either 4 hours away (which would be two day trip, since my daughter doesn't travel well during the day) and the other is in the next state, which her insurance wouldn't cover.
So. I got a referral to the only pediatric neurologist in town, Dr. Woody. I have heard horror stories of this man. My friend (whose daughter is epileptic) used to see him, but he told her that her daughter was just fine, and proceeded to tell her she shouldn't have any more kids and the problems her daughter was having was because she (the mom) is bipolar. He also told her husband, the girl's father, if he had gotten a paternity test yet (Because the mother and daughter are dark skinned, the father is white). After this, my friend's daughter had such a bad seizure that it screwed up her eyes. She recently had surgery to correct it (this poor girl is two months younger than my daughter). Another mom got the same exact response I did (which i'll get to in a minute) and another is trying to sue him.
I take my daughter and he doesn't even look at her. He asks me to explain what's going on and proceeds to tell me that my daughter is only acting out because of a bad mix of genes between myself and my fiance. Said that she is most likely experiencing "genital stimulation." He also said that her sleeping problems are a result of a bad mix of genes and that her night terrors are only caused by her father's problems with sleep walking. First off, he's not a geneticist. Secondly, if anyone has had an orgasm that lasts about 2 minutes, causes you to become paralysed and lose your ability to say words, and makes the left side of your face twitch and spasm (left eye, cheek, and left side of the mouth only), then please, let me know.
He ordered an EEG to be done (to "humor" me) WITHOUT any kind of sedation and ignores the fact that I try to explain to him because of Saydi's SPD, she won't even put a hat on or get her hearing checked, let alone have a bunch of wires hooked up to her head. His solution? "Well, you're going to have to hold her down then." Yeah. Right. I'll end up getting headbutted, kicked, pinched, and bit in the process. I will be calling the exam technician tomorrow to demand some kind of help with this; I do not want to traumatize my daughter. Thank you for letting me vent.