Call me neurotic, ocd, whatever, but I want a test ran to confirm your diagnosis before you prescribe my child medication.
My dd has been sick since january. Horrible cough, extreme fatigue, fevers, swollen lymph nodes, lost 5 lbs and generally feeling like shit.
The dr. Looked in her ears and throat and listened to her heart and lungs. Didn't feel her lymph nodes at all.
He said he didn't hear typical pneumonia sounds in her lungs, and then diagnosed her with atypical pneumonia and prescribed antibiotics. He said if she's not better in 5 days to bring her back in.
Wtf? No tests, no chest xrays, nada. And I have a miserable, lethargic child on my hands who has an upset stomach because of the antibiotics....and who has been sick for nearly 4 fucking months.
I took her back to the dr today (last day of antibiotics) because she has a rash on her face. The dr ordered blood work and called with the results. Totally normal except for elevated percentage of lymphocytes. She has also lost another pound since Thursday. He now thinks she has mono, not pneumonia. Which means she was put on antibiotics for nothing. *sigh*