Dear Doctor… Sincerely a Special Needs Mom
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First, thank you for seeing my child. I know your time is precious and there are many other children and families you need to see too.
I know that when you see me, the mom who seems worried and protective, it’s easy to want to brush me off. It’s easy to come into the room and treat each family like a number, a number to check off your list for the day. But please, we are more than a number we are people and this is a child you treating. My child.
As a mom, I may be over-protective at times or worried about things that do not need to be worried about, but please do not brush me off. All I am looking for is a little reassurance, a little patience, and to know that I can trust you with my baby.
Please know the reason I bring my child into your office so many times may be because I worry, but it’s even also because I know my child, and I know when they need to be seen. It may seem like overkill when I bring in pictures and videos to prove what I am talking about, but that’s only because I care. I care about my child and I care about them getting the right treatment and the right medicine.
Please, be gentle with my child. Get to know them and treat them with the same respect you would treat your own children. Take the time to read their file and history and know that as a mom I am hoping you will know it as well as I do.
Yes, I tend to be overcautious, but more than that I am just a mom trying to do the best I can. I know you are doing the same. Thank you for all you do and will continue to do for my child.
A Special Needs Mom