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I have one very crabby teenager that doesnt want to go to school

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I have one very crabby teenager that doesnt want to go to school today
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Not an uncommon problem
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
It her last first day of school before college. She should be excited
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
She just suddenly this morning indicated she didn't want to go to school?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Yep. Says she doesnt want to go to school today but will go tomorrow
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Has she ever done this before?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Shes usually not like this. I dont know what her deal is
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Well, I guess there's no way for you to make her go.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Actually i told her if she didnt go she lost her driving privilages, so she went. I have a question for you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
OK
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
My mom figure told me not to tell my mom im pregnant because she doesnt "deserve to know". I want to tell my mom because after all she is my mom. What are your thoughts on it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Tell her if you want to--forget what your mom figure said
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I dont know whether i want to tell her or not. Mayo is pissing me off. I talked to someone last week who works with the dr and she said she talked to him and he said i dont have to have a repeat gastrin level. But this morning i had a message from him that said i do. Im so confused
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
You need to speak to the doctor directly about that or have your GI talk to him. As for whether to tell your mother, it's up to you
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I dont think i meed a repeat one
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
We're starting to chat
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Im just frustrated wth this whole mayo thing
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
You seem to be frustrated with a lot of things
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thanks for pointing that out to me like i didnt already know it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Well, just commenting on your statement--if you'd make a more useful statement than just that you're frustrated I'd have something else to say
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I have all week off. Im going to go to insane. Today im canning salsa and tomato sauce and making cookies
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
How come a week off?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I had plans on going to the cities to hang out with a friend for a couple days and with my uncle and his boyfriend the other days and go to the renisance fair. But i think my aunt will be dying one of these days so im staying home
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
I don't see why that should keep you from your plans--is it just that you want to be there when she dies?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Pretty much
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Is she on life support?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No. Shes just unresponsive. Hasnt had any liquid for 2 days
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
I assume she's getting IV fluids?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Well in that case it probably will only be two or three days at the most
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I know, i used to work for hospice
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
What else then?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Talked to the ob/gyn whos on call for my ob/gyn this week. He wants to me have a repeat hcg next week and an u/s
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
And did you ask him any questions?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I just talked to his nurse. I never remember questions. I can call him back. What questions shoukd i ask
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
I don't buy it that you don't have anything to ask with all you ask me. Just find out what his thoughts are so you won't worry about why the tests.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Im just not going to worry about it until i have the u/s on the 11th. If its a viable pregnancy good if not there is nothing i can do about it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.

Great--how did you suddenly learn how to let go and not worry any more?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I just have to. I can atleast try
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Good
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Worryings not going to change anything
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Exactly
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Anything you wanna know?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Not right now, no
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Is it necessary to eat lunch?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
You ought to eat something at the least.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Ive been cooking all day and am just not hungry. How about just some broccoli
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Anything's better than nothing and no one said you had to be hungry to eat
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I am hot and sweaty
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Hormone fluxes--nothing more
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Promise
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Promise
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Is there any med i can go on to control my pulse
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Maybe labetalol.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Ok. I just want the u/s to be good next wednesday
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
I'm sure it will be
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
How certain are you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
99%--I'd never say 100% in a medical scenario
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thats a relief. I was thinking you were only like 75% certain
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
No--I'll stick with a 1% uncertainty
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Get back to me in about three hours
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I told Marty unless he immediately cuts back his drinking and go to therapy that him and I will not be able to be together. He said that he doesnt need help and I shouldnt be talking because I drank when I was pregnant with his child. My parent figures said he could live with them
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Typical alcoholic reply and good for you
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hes already drunk. Hes never going to grow up
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Just stick to your guns
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
If i have a healthy kid i will not leave him
Alone with it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Of course not--I don't even think the teens are safe with him
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hes just suck a bad person
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
I fully agree
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
He thinks we are going to get married in the courthouse before this kid is born
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
We're starting to chat again
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Sorry
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
And that's another unnecessary one liner
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
You really alleviated my fears by saying you are 99% confident my baby will be fine
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
And I didn't say that just to make you feel better. I don't think there's any problem at all
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I believe you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Anything more for tonight?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I guess not. You must be sick of me tonight
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
No, but unless there's something else specific to talk about we should close the page
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
My therapist said hed see me on friday. And my gi dr said hed see me next thursday
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
Good. We can talk about your therapist meeting tomorrow
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Why not tonight
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
OK--tell me what you plan to say to him
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
We can open a new page
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 12 months ago.
That would be best--this one is long
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Dr chip. I cant do this

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