What would your response be if someone said this to you?

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    So my 6yr old daughter has Asthma and she went for her 6 month check up and breathing test a couple weeks ago. Her test showed a difference of 14% from before and after her bronchodilator. So her Dr. said that he is concerned because this is not normal for her (she has never had this much of a difference), he thinks that there is something going on with her lungs, explains what course of action he wants to take. That's fine, I'm ok with that, I understand the patho of Asthma and the two types of inhalers shes on. So we leave her appointment and when I say we, I mean myself, my daughter and my ex-husband. His wife is waiting in the waiting room and he tells her what the dr said. Now his wife has Asthma, so clearly she is an expert (that was sarcasm in case you didn't feel it lol).
    She felt she needed to explain to me what the Dr. meant and this is what she says to me "Well it makes sense, of course she is going to have a hard time breathing, it's winter time. When you breath in the cold air it freezes literally the lung tissue so you cant breath".

    ........oh.........So please, what would your response of been?

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    I would get excited and suggest she contact the NEJM with this breakthrough!
    sharpeimom, anotherone, imintrouble, and 3 others like this.
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    Honestly I would be tempted to correct her, but I'd probably just leave it alone because something that stupid doesn't really warrant a response.
    imintrouble and sharpeimom like this.
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    I would ignore the comment. People back down when they figure out you're not constantly thinking about them or giving them the time of day. Don't allow petty people to rent space inside your head.
    anotherone, Medic2RN, sharpeimom, and 1 other like this.
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    Oh I just smiled, chuckled in my head, kissed my daughter goodbye (back to school she went) and left. I thought it was hilarious. She doesn't bother me, we get along actually, I just wanted to know what everyone's reactions would be if someone said that to them. I don't usually have a filter for stupid, but I think I was just in to much shock LOL
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    While I would like to just smile and chuckle inside, I'd be tempted to correct it because my daughter was there and heard this misinformation. I'm bad at this type of thing and always put my foot in my mouth, but my hubby is great at fixing misinformation in such a way as not to offend.
    Not_A_Hat_Person likes this.
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    I would have told her what really happens in as much detail as I could, then take a picture of the look on her face afterwards Although, since you say you get along, I suppose I'd give a smile, chuckle, and a wave goodbye Or do as BostonFNP said and act like she made an earth-shattering discovery.
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    Quote from scrlet
    So we leave her appointment and when I say we, I mean myself, my daughter and my ex-husband. His wife is waiting in the waiting room and he tells her what the dr said. Now his wife has Asthma, so clearly she is an expert (that was sarcasm in case you didn't feel it lol).
    She felt she needed to explain to me what the Dr. meant and this is what she says to me "Well it makes sense, of course she is going to have a hard time breathing, it's winter time. When you breath in the cold air it freezes literally the lung tissue so you cant breath".

    ........oh.........So please, what would your response of been?
    Interesting thoughts "Mary" (present wife)......Well bless your heart....aren't you nice. Thank you for your insight.....

    I make it a point to not engage those afflicted with microcephaly.........

    ps....moved to parenting/family in the breakroom....you might need to re-log in with the same password you use for AN!
    Last edit by Esme12 on Feb 11, '13
    leslie :-D, imintrouble, sharpeimom, and 1 other like this.
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    I would thank her for coming to the doctor to support my child and go about my life. No need to always one up and correct someone.
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    Quote from CC Wisconsin
    Although, since you say you get along, I suppose I'd give a smile, chuckle, and a wave goodbye .
    Let me rephrase that, I get along with her as in I tolerate her, we are not besties by any means and purely for my children. We have just moved up to speaking terms. I will also clear it up as I say this (cuz I know someone is gonna think it lol) My feelings towards this girl are completely based on treatment towards my children (I'm a HUGE momma bear LOL). She made mistakes early on, but has since apologized and is redeeming herself, hence me now being peaceable.
    leslie :-D likes this.


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