|Is there a doctor in your house?|
Honestly, there's never really a good time for your kid to be sick, mostly because it makes you sad to see your child miserable, but also because kids who aren't feeling well tend to act like total assholes. I get it - I'm pretty sure that I'm a raving bitch when I have a cold, and my Husband with his man cold is the worst - but whiny, screaming, bored-out-of-their-minds toddlers take the award for "people who make me contemplate homicide".
After a week and a half of sickness, when my kids weren't getting better and in fact, the Muffin Man was getting worse (fever of 103 for three nights in a row), I knew that I needed to take the kids to see a doctor. I really couldn't face having to drag both of my sick children out in the car, not when I myself also felt like death warmed over. The alternative, a trip to our local urgent care, meant sitting around for two hours getting coughed on by the neighborhood homeless population. I was weighing my options: be a good Mother and take my kids to the doctor, or stay home and pray that whatever was ailing them would eventually clear up, when one of my Mommy friends suggested I use heal and have a doctor come to my house. I think we all know that I am a huge proponent of having anything and everything delivered to my door (hello, Amazon Prime) and the idea of not having to drag my sick kids to the doctor's office sold me immediately. Okay, well that and the coupon code that she gave me.
I downloaded the app, requested a doctor within two hours, and a Pediatrician from UCLA (accompanied by her Physician's Assistant) showed up at my door an hour and 25 minutes later. They brought everything they needed in a giant bag - not one of those old fashioned doctor kits as I'd imagined - and within 15 minutes it was determined that Noah had a horrible ear infection, Rose had a double ear infection that had gone to her eyes too (!) and that I was a terrible Mother.
The Doctor was professional, charming, and just to reiterate: standing in my kid's room examining him in his pajamas. She emailed two prescriptions to my local pharmacy, and the Doctor and PA were on their way.
I know, you're worried about how much it costs. It's $99, but use the code misadven20 for $20 off your first visit* if you're
*valid for first time customers using cash pay only. Expires 5/15/2016