Tuesday, March 31, 2009
As I was fed up with everyone (my oldest started showing symptoms on Sat.) being sick, I took both girls to visit their pediatrician; two hours later and a quick stop by the pharmacy, I considered the problem resolved: my oldest daughter (age 10 yrs) was diagnosed with an ear infection and allergy related issues; my youngest daughter (age 2 yrs) was diagnosed with a severe sinus infection and wheezing...but my two year old had other plans! She had a massive melt-down when it came to her medication--you wouldn't believe the drama involved during a simple breathing treatment!!! ENOUGH SAID.
My husband was sleeping (he works nights), my oldest was out of school (student holiday), and the girls appointment(s) were within minutes of mine, SO...off we went to my much anticipated doctor's appointment!
The girls behaved well (they didn't "kick off" til we were home!), but I'd have preferred to leave them with a sitter; it's hard to discuss medical concerns with children present--they understand more than we give them credit! I must say, I don't feel like much was accomplished: the doctor made a mammogram referral (feels biopsy will follow); refilled current meds; stated blood work within normal range (with exception of cholesterol), thus starting on medication (50 points higher than the norm); gave "cold/flu" medication; and suggested relaxation~she feels my "misc. issues" are due to too much stress.
So this was my day...I'll keep everyone posted as I find out more information and hopefully things will return to normal soon! As always, thanks for your support~I was rendered speechless after reading the countless words of encouragement in response to my last blog : )