Thursday, March 13, 2008

So greatful!

I am so grateful for the promptings and "coincidences" that come across our lives quite frequently as mothers. Let me explain one in particular:

We are all sick with colds at my house...no big deal, right? Trevor's cough was especially bad though. I thought of it as "just a cold" and thought that there was no need in taking him to the doctor because they don't do anything for colds anyway. But for some reason, I was inclined to make an appointment anyway...I don't know why. I was about to cancel the appointment when Ryan had mentioned that his ear hurt. He had an ear infection a couple of weeks ago and was completely done with his antibiotics by now. I looked in his ear with my otoscope and saw that his ear drum had ruptured. So I changed the appointment for Ryan instead of Trevor. Luckily, I have an amazing Pediatrician and he always peeks at all of my kids when I take one in. (It is for this reason that I made him a birthday cake for his birthday. He has the same birthday as Ryan.) He confirmed that Ryan had, in fact, ruptured his ear drum and assured me that it should heal on its own but that he had to take another round of antibiotics if it didn't lessen in redness within two days time.
I mentioned that Trevor was miserable (I've never seen Trevor this sick) so he took a listen to his lungs. He informed me that Trevor had pneumonia and and he was to immediately be put on two different types of antibiotics as well as an infant's pro-biotic (kind of like to goodness that yogurt has to offer but much stronger.) with instructions to bring him back in two to three days if he is not remarkably better. Had we not caught that, he could be in serious trouble. After one dose of his antibiotics, he seems to be a completely renewed Trevor. I am so grateful for modern medicine, "coincidences" and a great pediatrician. We are so blessed!

7 comments:

Katie said...

Whoa! You are blessed. What a story. I so rarely take my kids in for cold symptoms. In fact, not since I was a new mom.

It's not just a coincidence...you're a fantastic mom. I don't one an otoscope and wouldn't know what a ruptured ear drum looked like. One more think to add to your list of talents.

Here! Here! to modern medicine the fantastic and knowledgeable doctors who practice it. And epsecially for promptings!

I hope everyone is getting better. Playing nurse is not always the most fun motherhood job. Good Luck!

Erin said...

You have a great doc. I have never had one treat 2 at once I wish they would though! I am so glad he did for you and good luck on the recop time.

scpcrath said...

What a relief knowing that we can be inspired to make those kinds of decisions when our kids are sick. I hope everyone is doing better!

Tolley Family said...

I'm glad you listened to inspiration. :)I hope they get better soon!

Sundbergs said...

I am so glad you followed you instincts. It is so easy to brush them aside. I am glad eveyone is doing better. THese things are so scary. Your kids are so lucky to have such a wonderful mother.

Shalece said...

Wow, we are are sure blessed to have the spitit to guide us. You are such a great mom. I don't even know what an otoscope is, I'm gonna have to look that up. That is great that you knew what a ruptured ear drum looked like! It is a blessing having a great doctor, I love my kids doctor too. He checks them both out when I take one too. :)

Hope your kids are getting all better now!

Johnson said...

I am so glad you guys are all okay and getting better. It's so scary when little ones are sick and can't verbalize what is wrong. Hang in there.