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FGS, was at the doctors again today. If you have lots of children How often are you there??

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Ladytophamhatt Tue 15-Jul-08 18:31:48

For everyday illness I mean.

I swear I'm there about once a week.
I wonder if I could book a permanent appt so save time grin

Todays visit was for ds4, his cradle cap disgustly manky infected so we needed some cream.

MarsLady Tue 15-Jul-08 18:32:53

Hardly ever! Sorry LadyT. I know that's not the answer that you wanted.

I think you should comfort yourself with the knowledge that you produce some rather lovely offspring! grin

Ladytophamhatt Tue 15-Jul-08 18:36:10

they might be lovely but they're unhealthy little buggersgrin

PaulineMole1 Tue 15-Jul-08 18:37:04

I have 5 dc and seem to go weeks without going then we have a run of sore tummies ,sore throats general hypochondria and I'm in there everyday for two weeks grin

butwhybutwhy Tue 15-Jul-08 18:40:02

We dont go very often but ds1 is a mischievous little so and so, therefore is constantly banging/bumping/cutting/severing parts of his body.

I can for see alot of A&E trips in the near future with him.

My Mil used to tell me that dh was on first name terms with the A&E staff when he was younger.

juuule Wed 16-Jul-08 09:55:02

Not very often thankfully <juuule touches wood>
Butwhybutwhy "severing parts of his body"shock

Ceolas Thu 17-Jul-08 20:38:42

Thankfully not very often (once every 3 months maybe?)

lljkk Sat 19-Jul-08 12:22:17

Mine also rarely go, certainly not for routine-type illness. I think in last year the doctor visit tally is

DS1: 1 (weird virus, didnt get out of bed for 2 days)
DS2: None
DD: 1 (cut on head needed stitches)
DS3: Just jabs, routine post-birth checks.

SqueakyPop Sat 19-Jul-08 12:35:50

Hardly ever!

I have one DD who has asthma, so we go to the docs about every 18 months. Can't remember taking anyone else in the last 5 years.

sarah293 Sat 19-Jul-08 12:37:07

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tortoise Sat 19-Jul-08 12:40:08

Hardly ever. I think in the last year DS2 went once for verrucas and DS1 for a tummy pain which i think was a pulled muscle.And thats all. DD1 and DD2 haven't been for a while.
DS1 has had no absences from school since september.DS2 had one day off i think. DD1 had a few off for coughs.

zaphod Sat 19-Jul-08 12:40:32

It goes in fits and starts, the last time I said to my friend 'God, we haven't been to the doctor in ages' (no my friend is not God!), we ended up going in 4 times in 10 days. Now, I don't mention or think about doctor visits.

CoffeeCrazedMama Sat 19-Jul-08 12:58:11

Was always there with pfb dd1. Hardly ever with dd2, and whole years (touch wood!) go by for ds Last time there, (for a health certificate rather than illness) doctor commented on how small his record is. dd3 only ever there for the revolting infections she seems expert at picking up from revolting school.

Have to say, it is such an ordeal getting an appointment and then waiting hours to be seen, I really have to have no other option to go.

And yes, it is still dd1 who has the sort of health problems that need to need medical attention.

CoffeeCrazedMama Sat 19-Jul-08 12:58:58

seem to need. blush

misscutandstick Sat 19-Jul-08 14:26:34

not at all often with DS's 1-4, but DS5 is permanently at one appointment or other (autism). OOOh just remembered tho DS1 is due for his post school jabs mwah hah haaaah... (you will all be able to hear the screams when its done... ADHD and has the dying swan act down to a T!)

kittywise Sun 20-Jul-08 16:16:19

Oh God I average once a fortnight I reckon, feel i bloody live there.

DanJARMouse Sun 20-Jul-08 16:17:52

Got 3 kids.

Havent had the kids at the docs for a good few months - last time was for some Aquous cream.

Its me thats usually at docs more!

hana Sun 20-Jul-08 16:18:17

hardly ever. my kids are incredibly healthy. went a few weeks ago for preschool jabs - that's usually the only time we're there

smartiejake Sun 20-Jul-08 16:19:44


Nemoandthefishes Sun 20-Jul-08 18:29:51

Only the 3 but thanks to dd1 we are at gps,hospital, walk in etc at least once a week every week for the past 2 and a half years..then if one of the other 2 are in ill means we end up going more and our social life consists of medical visits.

kerryk Sun 20-Jul-08 18:37:26

i only have 2dc so not really qualified to be on here (although i lurk all the time as i would love to be an owl sad) but i find i am never at the doctors. a&e is a diffrent matter though. we have had

1/ 2 concussions (sp?) from dd1

2/ 2 elecrocutions (sp?)from dd2

3/ one raisin stuck up a nose

4/ one broken nose

5/ one susspected broken leg

6/ one asthma attack that required being rushed to a&e blue lights flashing

7/ odd spots growing on dd1's tongue that after 5 hours turned out to be thrush

8/ one 20p piece stuck in dd2's throat, i managed to get this out on my own but still had to take her for a check up.

9/ one foot caught in the u bend of the toilet (also had to deal with this myself)

you would never believe that i am an over protective mum blush

MrsWeasley Sun 20-Jul-08 18:48:37

We have 4 DCs. Is that large enough? We are rarely at the GPs (thankfully). Last time was DDs routine Asthma check about 2 months ago.

MrsWeasley Sun 20-Jul-08 18:49:39

but I should clarify that my DCs ae now 7, 9, 11 &13. We were there more often when they were younger.

GrapefruitMoon Sun 20-Jul-08 19:21:04

Only 3 dcs but can't remember the last time I took any of them to the doctor for anything other than immunisations. Ds2 did go through a phase a couple of years ago where he had to go to A&E twice (probably should have gone a few other times too) but thankfully he has got slightly more sensible

lljkk Mon 21-Jul-08 16:26:21

Foot stuck down the toilet?! -- kerryk -- that's a classic family story for decades to come, methinks.

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