Thursday, January 17, 2008
Cold Cold...go away
The last month has been constant coughs and runny noses as well as the crying and whining that goes a long with being sick. I feel like the doctor and I are on a first name basis and that is not a good thing.
I have always been a really healthy person I occasionally get a cold in the winter,but thats about it. In fact until I was pregnant I could not even remember the last time I went to the doctor other than for a physical I think it was probably in elementary school.
I have been to the doctor more in the last several months than I have in the last two decades.(other than for pregnancy) I took Brooklyn in for her 6mo wellness vist the beginning of December. A couple weeks later she was having a hard time breathing and so I finally decided that I should have her checked out the doctor said she had a touch of croup, but nothing serious and perscribed some medication to help clear it up. The next week was Christmas when the flu bug went through our house and poor Aly had diarrhea for about 3 days as a result she had a horrible diaper rash it was bleeding so bad that she could not stand to be cleaned up at all no matter what I did I could not get it cleared up. So back to the doctor who advised that it was a combination yeast infection diaper rash and gave me a perscription to clear it up and also advised that I should give Aly a flu vaccination while I was there. OK why not. Brooklyn had recived one at her 6mo check up and seemed to be able to avoid the flu bug. I was then advised that Aly would need to come back for a follow up flu shot since it was her first time to have the shot as well as Brooklyn. So they scheduled them to come in again on the first of Feburary.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn who never completly recoved from her raspy breathing has now progressed to having a stuffed up nose and coughing to the point of gagging which sounds very disturbing, but I knew it was just a cold so I did the best I could to help her get over it. Aly gets the cold as well and coughs and coughs constanly. I am constanly wiping noses and holding crying babies so after two weeks with no improvement and everyone comenting that their coughs sounds really bad I finally decide to take them both into the doctor to make sure everything is ok. Only to be told they just have colds. I hate that. While on the one hand I am glad they are not seriously sick I hate going to the doctor to be told they just have colds it makes me feel like the hypochondriac mother who takes her kids in the doctor for everything.
To top it all off we get to go back to the doctor in another couple weeks for a follow up flu shot and than again a couple weeks after that for another wellness visit.