Saturday, December 6, 2008

My poor sick boy

I have wanted to strangle the nurses at the pediatric office that we take Robby to the last couple of days. He had been diagnosed with croup on Wednesday, put on steroids and was only getting worse. Thursday is when the fever began and he can barely breath while sleeping not to mention coughing to the point of almost throwing up. I was on the phone with the nurses trying to explain that the steroids were not working and something wasn't right and we probably needed antibiotics. I was continually told that there is nothing to do for croup except hot steamy rooms, corn syrup for his throat and humidifiers. They acted like I was a crazed mom demanding antibiotics and told me the doctor was concerned about them causing diarhea and antibiotic resistance. I finally just said that I wanted to be seen again. I was so nervous going in because I had been calling for two days with no answers and I was sure that the doctor was just going to tell us the same stuff and think I was just a bossy mom.
Well I left feeling very vindicated. Robby has double full blown ear infections plus a sinus infection on top of the croup. They gave him a shot of heavy duty antibiotics at the office and we will pick up the prescription for the rest of the week later. Boy did I feel so much better knowing that I wasn't crazy and now we are on the path to fixing it. The doctor even said he was thinking about it all night wondering why he was getting worse and he was really glad that I demanded to be seen because mom always knows best.
On top of all of this we leave on our cruise on next Sunday the 14th so I didn't want to take a sick child on the plane and ship. Hopefully the antibiotics work and he starts feeling better soon. I hate seeing my little boy sick. I wanted to find the nurse that kept putting me off on the phone and acting like I was crazy and just give her a little smile.(and maybe a few choice words)