My sons diagnosed asd. Thing is hes a teen and docs think hes reliable to talk to. I'm in the waiting room. Hes had ingrown toe nail for 12 weeks. Operation another 10 weeks away. Hes been crying and meltdowns, it bleeds alot etc but a doc asks how does it feel he says fine! I need advice e to get taken seriously please. Struggling. Now waiting to see gp but I know itll be same as usual as be er see same gp twice
*never see same gp twice
I write down everything I'd like the doctor to know and then pass it to him at the start of the consultation for them to read, then we have a discussion afterwards. Would this help?
In future you could put the basic facts e.g he's crying, there's lots of blood etc. Alternatively, you could use it to raise awareness of autism and our communication needs by explaining your son follows a social script when he's asked if he's ok and the questions need to be a lot more specific e.g are you ever in so much pain it makes you tearful
That is helpful I think I'll try that thank you
There are a number of reasonably short pain assessment tools that the GP 'could' use which have more specific questions on them as opposed to the generic 'how does your toe feel?' Maybe you could download one and fill it in with your son prior to the appointment and then give it to the GP when your son sees him?
I wasent aware of that thank you. One gp is brilliant with him but at our surgery you get who the receptionist gives you or not at all
No worries! Same problem at most surgeries, lucky to get an appointment at all, no choice as to with whom!