My dd2 is 4 weeks old. 3 of those weeks she's been crying while awake. This isn't a regular cry its a screeching cry. So I know she's in pain. I took her to the ER by my home and the dr came in, tapped on her stomach said its colic and sent us home. Not happy with the results I followed up with her pediatrician and he said he didn't think it was colic but thought it was gas. So he had me eliminate things out of my diet (I'm breastfeeding) such as green veggies, garlic, spicy foods, citrus, etc. things eased up slightly but not much. In her 4 weeks of life we've been to the dr 5 times and ER once. When we went back to her pediatrician this past Thursday for her one month check up and I let him know the cry is STILL there and I know she's in pain. Nothing soothes her and its every time she's awake. His response was, I'm not sure what it is so she's going to have to grow out of it. Still not happy, I decided to go for a second opinion yesterday. I took her to our children's hospital ER. I didn't go there the first time because its 30-40 mins from my house and it was midnight the first time. When we got there they preceded to ask about how she was eating and if she was burping well, etc. next they said they wanted to do an eye test with dye and look under a black light for abrasions. Well low and behold she has a corneal abrasion (scratch on her eyeball). They said she probably scratched herself in the eye. And it's known to be VERY painful. So they gave me a script for erythromycin ointment to put in her eye 4 times a day for 7 days and then of course follow up with her pediatrician. I'm relieved because now I now the problem and we're fixing it. But I'm also upset because this has been going n for weeks. And her pediatrician was so passive about it. He didn't recommend tests or nothing. Had I not taken the initiative then she would've still been going thru this. My mom seems to think I should stay with him and just let him know what they said and my concern. But I feel he's the "child specialist" and he should be aware. Or if he didn't have the answer he should've referred me elsewhere. Would you stay with him or would you find another one? I'm a RN so I know no doctor is perfect and they are "practicing medicine." But when you "specialize" in a certain area I think you should know more or if you don't have the answer, send me to someone who might.
on Mar. 17, 2013 at 2:16 PM