Okay, so oldest daughter aged 7 years, was sent home yesterday with note from school nurse stating that they thought she might have case of acute appendicitis. Evidently, she had stomach pains, and feeling like she needed to hurl!
So off to the hospital I went this morning to get her checked out. I brought my MIL, since my Romanian is still very limited! The take her to triage to examin her, I wait in the hall with MIL and other 2 offspring. Nurse comes out and asks me to come in. The doctor examining her looks up at me, and asks:
Dr.: "You are American, yes?"
Dr.: "I am Armenian"
Dr.: " We don't worry about our countries politics."
Me: " Who cares about politics?!?"
Okay, obviously I keep up with politics, but honestly, I have absolutely NO clue what the diplomatic relations are between the U.S. and Armenia. But seriously, why did he even say that? Maybe he has issues with America, or maybe he thought I had issues with Armenia??? It really threw me for a loop, and I found that comment completely disarming, and completely unnecessary!
They didn't think anything was wrong, as Kelly got quiet and suddenly had no more stomach pain. I think she got scared. So anyway Dr. Armenia gives me his phone number in case I have questions, or she has problems. Then after I take the number, he tells me.....Wait for it:
"I am a plastic surgeon"
I'm thinking oooooookay.....why did a plastic surgeon examin my child for appendicitis? Was it because he was the only English Speaking Dr. in the hospital, or what? Secondly, why in the world does the hospital in Tulcea even have a plastic surgeon???
Strange, strange, strange!