I got Fired today................
Let me start with the good news..........Owen had his cast removed yesterday. It was very good news, perhaps what we were told was a fracture, was merely a bad sprain. Although sprain or fracture, immobilization for a 2 year old is still a cast, so no harm done. Our pediatrician recommended that we see a specialist at Pediatric Orthopedics near Health Park. They were excellent, professional, caring, and courteous (they didn't charge us the extra $100 for cast removal). The cast was originally applied by Dr. S. were I have been working at a PT (prn) for 2 years now. We were told that Owen had a growth plate fracture, which can be really dangerous and serious for a two year old, so one can understand our concern and need for a different opinion. I guess I underestimated the Insage Ego of a certain Dr. S who flipped out and was irate when I called to cancel the appointment today because Owen got his cast removed by another physician. He had the Receptionist call me and inform me that I will be billed $1908.00 right away and I could no longer work as a Physical Therapist. YEP! WOW!
All because I got a second opinion? uh........does that make sense???????
So apparently, Dr. S. took it personal and the receptionist forgot to tell him that I had called earlier and explained why I was cancelling the appt with him. Big mistake.
I called my lovely Aunt, who works there, and immediately started to cry. She was very patient and understanding and was able to explain to her co-workers and Dr. S what my intentions were as a young, concerned patient. I really appreciated it because the receptionist called later that afternoon to apologize to me. As for working there, I am not so sure I really want to anymore, I think I might check out other options right now.
I am so glad that my Heavenly Father is forgiving and loving and that my identity is found in who He is in me and not my what I do or who I am. John 15:5 " Apart from me, you can do nothing."
Today, when I was crying.....My husband, immediately had thoughts of "who can I set straight and put in their place." Owen crawled on my lap and said "what doing mommy, what doing?" then gave me a hug. Caeden helped me de-stress by riding bikes with me after Mike got home from work and listened to me as I rambled on about how mommy got her feelings hurt today and we should never treat others in a way that would make people sad.
I love my family, I love that my husband wants to be my warrior and defend anyone who wrongs me. I love that Caeden loves riding his bike so much, but that it is not complete unless his mom or dad go along and to spend quality time and discuss life with him. I love that Owen is aware and loving enough to be sensitive to realize mommy is upset and needs a hug.
Thank you God, for showing me what really matters in life!