I took Primo to his two month check up. I think I may have made a mistake with his paper work.
At his first visit in the city I was not asked to sign anything, the visit was a mess because I had none of the correct paper work from my agency, but he had to see a doctor within 48 hours of being placed with us.
Let me digress here to explain again that Primo is my first placement. I remember a lot of my training but not all of it. AND....Primo's case worker is an intern. I am not sure she knows any more than I do. I like Primo's worker, she is earnest, honest, friendly and doing the best she can. But sometimes it feels a bit like the blind leading the blind around here.
Anyway, I arrived late for Primo's doctors appointment at the new office he will seen at from now on, because I got lost.
I was checked in and was handed paper work, I questioned this because he was already in their system from his first visit. (Different office same network, practice or whatever)
They smiled and insisted, I was not sure what to do, did I mention I still do not have Primo's health insurance packet from DHS?
I could not fill out family history, all I really have is Primo's name and birth date. I didn't know who to put as responsible party for the bills, I had started to write my name due to force of habit...
I did not have time to complete the paper work before being called back for his appointment.
When the visit was over I was asked to sign two things electronically, something I had never done for any of my children in the past.
By now you can picture the scene: Me holding a hysterical Primo, who has just received 4 immunizations, staring a small electronic signature thingy, and being told I was signing some sort of HIPA thing and something else I don't recall at this point, neither of which I was asked to read first.
The moment I got Primo in the car, helped him settle down and started the 45 minute drive home I freaked out and remembered that there are some things I am not allowed to sign.
Maybe going to the doctor in the city was a better option they had a lot of experience with foster parents, not so much in suburbs. (This was made supremely obvious when the doctor suggested we run a certain blood test given some of what we know about Primo's start in life, and because I really should know if he has this certain disease. This was about the only right move I made, at the appointment from Hell, I said no.) I don't think I am allowed to know that, right?
I tossed and turned all night worrying about what I had signed, of course my appointment was Friday afternoon, so nothing is open and my case worker is at home.
I am beating myself up right now. I hate the thought that I may have screwed something up for Primo, my agency or myself.
I am back to hitting the Rescue Remedy real hard.