Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another 'Mother of the Year Award' coming my way.

A few weeks ago, a really bad cold went through my family. Almost everyone fully recovered. Kelton was left with a sore throat and swollen glands. Some days it would be bad, others it would pretty much go away. He was still chipper and enjoying life, and I let him miss a day or two of school on the days it was painful in the morning. Liam had a pretty bad cough that gradually recovered to where he only coughed maybe once an hour. It was a deep and wet sounding cough, however infrequently I heard it.

I finally made and appointment to take Kelton in, and wouldn't you know it, he woke up feeling fine. No sore throat. His glands were still like marbles, so I figured "What the hay, it's a $30 copay. At least he'll get looked over."

No fever, no red throat, big glands: sinus infection. It must not have been a very serious one. Just as we were getting ready to leave, I mentioned Liam's cough. Can I tell you, I have the best pediatrician! He didn't hesitate, and reached for Liam with a serious face. He frowned when he listened to his lungs. Pneumonia. Yikes.



It was the 4th case he'd seen that day.

No fever either, happy, playing, just an occasional deep cough.



Pneumonia.



I was so glad that I followed that whim to just go in anyway!

So here's to my poor little Lee-bee.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm so glad your boys are on the mend. Sometimes I think there is much more to those whims than just a stray thought. Good thing you were listening!

Noelle said...

Oh, Liebs! I hope you get to feeling better soon!
And can I say what a great dr. you have that won't insist on another separate appt. to see your other son. We are still working on that! BTW-miss you! N

Jenn said...

I'm right there with you. I haven't even taken mine in....I don't even want to pay the $20 copay! I just keep giving him cough syrup before school every morning.

Okay. I did call the pediatrician today. He called in an antibiotic.

But Mother of the Year is still up for grabs.

Home of the Muddy Kids said...

Poor babe! My wee one has a grotty cough too. My boy says he has the following sypmtoms:
*a cough
*a DISGUSTING cough (phlemy)
*snotses
*sneezes

It was very important that there was a differentiation between the first two.

kersten campbell said...

That's terrible! I hope he feels better! I was wondering, since you're my blog hero and since you and your sister were the ones who encouraged me from the beginning if you wanted to review my book on your blog? I know you sometimes review books. I'd send you a free copy! email me if that would be okay! kersten4@juno.com. Thanks for always uplifting me and making me laugh!