House Call: 1963 Last Time A Pediatrician For My Infant Son: 2018 ENT For Me
Difficult to get an appointment with a specialist… especially an ENT in allergy ridden Virgwinia. Lush greens and trees everywhere. I’m living in a forest, or so it seems.My allergies in full bloom. I ended up with an ear infection. Earliest appointment was waiting a week.Seen immediately at Urgent Care.
$50 later I left RiteAid with ear drops .
My sister in law met an acquaintance that evening whose husband had recently retired. Magically he was an ENT. His wife cheerfully offered his services saying it would give him something to do.
A few texts and he was on his way. A neighbor. Making a bonafide house call.Physicians bag and very professional. Washing up and then taking notes. Out came a thing, ( my medical terms not accurate), to flush out wax from my infected ear, that caused temporary deafness. Infection was gone.
I can hear again.
At the end of the visit, I said how much I appreciated his care, and rather than some useless gift, what’s his drink of choice? It was a ale made in Richmond. My pleasure to drop off a six pack, as he asked .
In this crazy world, it’s comforting to know kindness exists. That never goes out of date, like housecalls.
Hope everyone is enjoying the lazy hazy days of summer. Allergy free…