Thursday, December 6, 2007

the little man doesnt feel good..

korb woke up with a runny nose on tuesday.. by the end of the day he was coughing like a little smoker. we increased breathing treatments -- just like the plan from his pulmonologist says -- and then first thing yesterday morning i called to make an appointment with his pediatrician. i wasnt really sure if i should call the pediatrician (dr. e) or the pulmonologist (dr. r).. but i thought i should at least give the pedia a heads up. dr. e didnt have any available appts on wednesday. the person i spoke to at the front desk said that she would have her call me to touch base about his symptoms and possibly call in a rx. that was at 8:05am. by 10:30am when i had not heard back..i called the pulmonologist office. they put me on the phone with nurse..walked me thru a treatment plan for the balance of the day/night and made him an appt to be seen at 8:30 this morning. now.. when the pediatrician finally returned my call around 1pm - i told her his symptoms..just like i had told the nurse..but i didnt share that i had already spoken to dr.r's office. felt a little like i had been cheating on her - weird feeling. anyway.. she basically told me 'tis the season for colds, virus's and the like.. and that unless he had a high fever or symptoms lasting longer than 10 days that we should just ride it out. this morning kyle took him in for his appt with dr. r.. he has a double ear infection..and he after 2 days he is already wheezing deep enough in his chest to increase breathing treatments to 4x daily. he is also sending off cultures to make sure the congestion is just a normal virus and not positive for strep. however, he is starting an antibiotic for the ear infections so either way we are covered. dont get me wrong.. i love our pediatrician. but sometimes i hate the let it run its course attitude! seriously, the poor guy wouldve been running around for 2 weeks with ear infections in both ears! i know there are pediatricians out there that over medicate.. prescribe antibiotics for everything.. but there has to be a middle ground between that and wait and see. just my opinion....

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Big hugs to Korb and his sweet Momma...we're praying for you guys and we'll see you soon! Love Nick, Jenny and Dalto