Saturday, July 7, 2012

Katie Update

One of the things I like about blogging is sometimes I get a commenter who offers a suggestion or a perspective that I hadn't considered or simply haven't had the clarity of mind to think of on my own.  A few days ago I blogged about Katie's teething and how she was miserable.

A commenter, Mrs. Poole, made a friendly suggestion that perhaps she might need to see a doctor to get her ears checked.  I mentioned it to Bryan yesterday, but he was convinced that it was just teething.  I had a busy day ahead of me with VBS preparations, so my choices were to throw the day into upheaval on the off chance that she had more than a cold/teething.  By around 6:30 last night I began to reconsider my decision to wait and see.

Things started clicking into place.  She was coughing, sticking her hands into her throat trying to make herself vomit, and kept sticking her hands behind her head and screaming.  Some of what she was doing was making me think she either had something going on with her ears or her throat.

This morning I called the pediatrician and got her an early appointment.  I told Bryan that essentially this was a now or never thing.  She cried for about two hours last night between 3 and 5am.  I need to be available from Sunday through Friday this week for VBS so I knew I needed to know one way or another if she was sick or not, now.  We brought her in to the doctor's office and it turns out she has an ear infection and possibly pink eye.  So now she's on antibiotics and eye drops.  The doctor also thinks with the cough she has that it's possible that it may turn into Croup.  I'm praying that it doesn't come to that.  Croup in a week when I need to have my wits about me is not a good thing.

So thank you Mrs. Poole for your comment.  If it wasn't for your friendly suggestion, I may not have taken her to the doctor for a few more days.  Now Katie will be on the mend rather than suffering through this.

I always welcome comments.  Even if you think I might not like what you have to say, comment anyway.  I don't mind if you step on my toes a bit or light a fire under me as long as it's not done with the intent to be unkind.

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