My son will be attending our local college and will be on the tennis team in the spring. After signing to play tennis the coach told all players they needed a physical done by the same doctor. On the way to the appointment today I asked my son if he minded if I came in with him to speak to the doctor about an on going, unsolved problem my son has in the winter. I've mentioned before on our blog that for the last 3 winters a few of my son's fingers and even a toe or two become swollen. The first time his middle finger was so swollen he couldn't open his hand. Our doctor did blood work and x rays and everything came back normal. The next winter and this last winter it came back but not as bad as before. The last time I took him to our family doctor I told him this and he then said he may have a virus that becomes active at that time...I think he just doesn't have a clue and neither do we. Other than that he is a healthy boy.
So, getting back to the story, I thought I would go in with my son so I could ask this new doctor his opinion and see what he thought. Well, he comes into the room and says to my son "All the other guys came without their mothers. Are you a mama's boy?" I was close to livid. I said "Actually, I came with him because I'd like to ask you a question when you're done." I went from considering switching doctors if he seem friendly and had a good bedside manner to wanting to punch him. What a jerk. Needless to say, we won't be switching doctors any time soon.