My friend in Toronto just told me a story that needs to be shared.
Her pediatrician, like many, is refusing to see sick children in the office.
Yes, you read that correctly. Doctors will not see sick patients, due to fears of covid.
My friend’s 18 month old was sick. He was acting off. The pediatrician refused to see him, and doesn’t even offer video visits. My friend described the symptoms on the phone to the doctor and the doctor just said to keep an eye on him.
The baby woke up in the middle of the night gasping for air. My friend called an ambulance and they were rushed to the children’s hospital.
The baby has croup. He needed steroids. He will be fine.
The doctor would have caught it if she’d examined him and checked his lungs.
Something interesting happened last weekend when I suddenly got thousands of followers within the span of a few days.
A friend who I’ve known around 20 years texted me. Let’s call her Lisa. Lisa said “omg, I just saw a tweet my friend retweeted and realized it was you!”
Lisa had no idea I was on twitter and I had no idea she was on twitter.
She told me she loved my tweets and was secretly experiencing a similar shift. Not huge, but moving closer to the center, which is kind of an aberration in our leftie friend group.
I told her that some of our mutual friends knew about my twitter account but that we hadn’t discussed it in depth, and I wasn’t sure if they use twitter or were following me, although they did know I was experiencing a little shift.
The fact that more than a dozen lawyer moms are currently blowing up my inbox in protest over my use of the terms "escaped" and "stock syndrome" pretty much epitomizes one of the reasons why I find these people insufferable and exhausting.
A second thread:
The reaction to my post is predictable. The predominant narrative is that "Sarah fat shamed a dead child" based on an admittedly insensitive comment. They ignore my point, though: obesity is a major comorbidity that must be addressed by the media and public health officials.
One lovely person messaged me to say I am spoon feeding racist and misogynistic trolls for my own ego and entertainment. Which may be accurate lol. But I am not doing it intentionally!
I recently escaped a hyper progressive FB group for lawyer moms and am realizing I had stockholm syndrome. I’m going to start sharing some of the shit that goes on there.
I don’t even know where to begin. The smugness, the superiority complex, the extreme wokeism weaponized into utter cruelty.
One time, I was asking a question and referred to my nephew as a “terror.” They told me I was “ableist” and offensive to kids with special needs. My nephew has no special needs and his mom calls him a terror, yet I was lambasted and attacked for hours even after apologizing.
My 4yo and I just got frozen yogurt. We had our masks off for the 1 minute it took to serve ourselves because we were sampling a flavor. Another customer starting screaming at us to put on masks and when I said, “calm down, we’re sitting in 2 secs,” she started filming me! WTF
Don’t worry, she’s a doctor
I told her she was exposing herself to more germs by harassing me and prolonging her yogurt selection. I then put on my mask and dramatically removed it when I sat down a foot away. She and her kids were in N95s. The store gave me our fro yo on the house 😁