When I dropped the boys off at Steve's on Tuesday, I noticed a gigantic bruise on Andy's lower stomach. When I leaned in close to get a better look, I noticed two little punctures, like some kind of bite in the middle. It's was purple and red, maybe two inches across.
When Steve brought them home last night, I checked out the bruise. It was a little faded but Andy still flinched when I touched it. Steve said it could be a hernia, so of course I had to look up hernias online and see if I could find pictures. Definitely not a hernia. I thought it could be a spider bite so I had to look up pictures of those too.
Whatever, I ended up taking him in to the pediatrician today just to be safe.
When I got there, there was a new note taped to the glass--- "Any copay not made at the visit will incur a $10 fee." Great... I'd been hoping to get them to bill me the copay. When the MA brought out our file, she said there was already a $20 charge on our account. Apparently our copay went up and I didn't know it. Grrr.
This is in addition to the $20 they made me pay to fill out Andy's kindergarten registration papers. And it took them a week to do it!
They charge a "premium" for evening and weekend appointments.
Does anyone else's pedi do this stuff?Oh, and the bruise? Just a bruise.