Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ALWAYS go with your gut feeling!

I've learned today that mom's have a gut feeling for a reason! I new there was more to Kennedy's cold than just a cold! I had this feeling that it was worsening and it had developed into more! After a long sleepless night once again, I woke up this morning and immediately called the doctor! I told them all of Kennedy's symptoms and she said "ya, she needs to be seen."

When I arrived at the doctors office I new it was going to be a long wait! After all, it was a holiday weekend so, after today they were going to be closed. The nurse finally called Kennedy's name and we're off to the room. She started going over symptoms and what was wrong with Kennedy then she takes a look at the paper work and says "is she here for a check up?" I looked at her (with kinda a strange look) and said, "no, she went to the doctor Saturday and she's not making any progress and the doctor told me to let it run its course." The nurse replies "well it says here that Kennedy had an upper respiratory infection and some kind of throat issue ( I can't remember what it's called)." I looked at her again strangely and replied "oh, well they didn't tell me that or give us any antibiotics." The nurse just looks at me like uh-oh, they made an mistake!

So, after waiting in the room for nearly an hour the doctor comes in and gives Kennedy a good examination. She looks in her ears, throat, listens to her chest and gives me look like there is something wrong. She has a double ear infection and has pneuma. I wanted to bust out in tears! I was there by myself and i'm thinking our child is going to die! OK, maybe i'm a LITTLE extreme, but still it's pretty serious! The doctor gave her a breathing treatment, and sent us home with this cool little machine and we have to do them every 4 hours! As for her ears she has an antibiotic for them as well!

Lesson learned, ALWAYS go with you gut instinct with your children. 90% of the time your right! If the darn doctor would have payed more attention Saturday and I would have been more persistent this would not have happened! Don't let them intimidate you, you know your child better than them!!

8 comments:

Dana said...

Oh my goondess; I would have flipped out too!! Poor little thing!

Hope your breathing treatments go smoothly....Darci has to do them daily for Asthma!

Jessica said...

Your daughter is a DOLL! Like you said, I love the rolls! ha! cutie pie!

AmyThompson said...

awlll poor baby - we still have brax's breathing machine if you need it - I think I still have the meds for it somewhere. But if you need it let me know. We have to give him breathing treatments twice a day...awful! I sure hope she feels better! Can't wait to see you tomorrow!! I love you!

Katie Lake said...

Good thing you stood firm and took her back in! I'm sorry your baby is sick, hope she feels better soon!

TheVanzants said...

poor thing! i pray she'll be feeling better soon!

Jaime said...

Aww, poor baby! I hope she get to feeling better SOON!

Jaime said...

Aww, poor baby! I hope she get to feeling better SOON!

Mrs. Hinson said...

It's so scary when they're little and can't tell you exactly how they feel! I hope she feels better soon!