Because i missed seeing my pediatrician

That’s right folks. J came home yesterday with the sniffles and this morning my children got up sounding like 4 pack a day smokers. Someone hates me up there, i know it. Either that or they are secretly laughing at me, which is totally believable since i am still in my pj’s.

So off to the doctor we go. Ok while it may seem a little extreme to you to head to the doctor for a cold 1) J’s preschool needs to have a doctor sign off that the nasty hacking cough you are sending your kid to school with is not going to spread to others i.e. them (i am TOTALLY in agreement with this policy) 2) D never gets a head cold in about an hour of coming in contact with a head cold it will be in his lungs 3) mommy needs validation for addicting her children to Motrin. It seems extreme, but i cannot justify medicating my boys for something when i know that it aggravates their reflux. Ease one pain create another and i am far less happy with the vomiting caused by the reflux than snot. Really i hate both ALOT.

Plus seriously they sound like they have bronchitis. I am NOT a hypo-condriac. We all know the problems I am having with D and his inability to sleep for very long at night (yup still going on, 10 months now).

So the doctor gave J the okie doke to go to school (YES! um i mean i am so happy he is well enough to go to school) and D we trucked on over to the hospital to get our breathing treatment for the morning (yup because i don’t spend enough in gas or co-pays) and we will back for one in the evening. Special we are, yes.

On the side note of D’s problem. We are not ignoring it. In short of going through medical school (sidenote: i did want to actually go to med school, but after i got my two B.A.’s I needed cash people, hence the fulltime job that has NOTHING to do with my ACTUAL degrees in English and Pre-Med. I did actually take the MCATs and scored in the 95%, but then i met M and well got pregnant and pregnant and pregnant. And the rest um you know…), we have exhausted our pediatrician’s entire practice of doctors’ knowledge on the problem, as well as the ENT that preformed the surgery in Jan, thus kicking off the Insomnia 2007 tour for D. So i pretty much bullied them into giving us a referral to the UNC Children’s hospital because seriously people, maybe he will grow out of it DOES NOT WORK FOR ME. I am betting for D either. He was born into a family of sleepers and the fact that he is awake for 75% of the night making him a cranky annoying mess ceased to work for me by, oh, DAY2! So they gave the referral because i am tired of the run around and they agree i am not getting the answers i need. I am not going to medicate my 2 yr old just so he can sleep through the night. There is a reason he can’t breath at night and dammit i want to know what it is. Plus the medicines only give him an hour more of sleep, and then he is up, drugged and cannot sleep because, oh yeah, HE STILL CAN’T BREATHE!

So they sent his medical records over there and i called to get an appointment with the allergist and ENT. They have to call you back. But the ball is rolling.

Thank god.

Oh and no baby yet


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