- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009
My brother and SIL have a very annoying habit of asking me medical advice (I am a physician) and not following it. They tell me things I don’t want to know, and are not appreciative either. For instance, after not following my advice, my sick SIL got sicker and called me at 8am on a Sunday morning (the day the entire family knows I sleep late). They asked me about who they should get for a pediatrician, and I gave my advice, including multiple good reasons why to chose this doctor, which met all the criteria they said were important. They chose another doctor who I gave multiple reasons why not to chose (mainly, their partners are not good). So fast forward to today…
My brother calls me while I am working so I let it go to voicemail. He texts me that the baby is having a problem, they called the doctor who said they should bring her in, and should he really bring her in?
I responded: If the dr wants to see her, I would bring her in. If you don’t trust the doctor, I would change.
He responded: Doctors will always say to bring them in for money reasons.
I said: You picked a doctor against my advice, which is your decision, but I am not listening to complaints. IF you don’t want to listen to my advice, that is fine, but don’t ask for it.
He responded with a very nasty text back and I am letting it bother me WAY too much. Was I out of line?