Yesterday I made a post about my LOs getting hurt a lot in less then 24 hours.
Well my youngest has been sick for almost 2 weeks. It started out as a high grade fever, severe diarrhea, runny nose and a cough. I'm so use to his old primary care (we just moved 2 weeks ago) doctor saying wait out the cold, let the fever break it's self so I didn't take him to a doctor figuring it's just a small bug. Well yesterday I finally decided to make an appointment because my LO was so miserable. Lucky we got in the very next day (today). They told me he has a double ear infection. He's now on antibiotics and I need to give him Mortion to help with the pain. Why the hell did I let one clinic influence me not to take my baby in? I knew he needed to be checked but I'm just so use to being turned away. Now I really do feel like a bad mommy...... CONT
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:44 PM on Aug. 11, 2010
I agree with kimberlyinberea, unfortunately at that age we depend on other people to tell us what is wrong with our little ones. Its so easy as a mother to beat yourself over symptoms that you feel you should know but with our LOs sometimes it could be anything or nothing at all. Like she said the important thing is that now you know why he's been feeling sick and are able to help him. My LO was sick with cough/cold/runny nose for almost a month and was told by his ped that he would get over it...when the fever persisted that last week I finally took him into the hospital; my son has pneumonia! He was hospitalized for 3 days...I felt horrible, he was only 5 months old at the time, so it does happen! I hope your little one starts to feel better.
Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 3:13 PM on Aug. 11, 2010