Saturday, October 3, 2009

Doctors Are Always Right


About six weeks ago, I took Beck to the doctor because he said his ear hurt. He was on the tail end of a wicked, 3-week cold. He had nasty green mucus that wouldn't seem to go away and he wasn't sleeping or eating well.

Sure enough, he had a double ear infection. One side was so bad, the doctor said, that it would for sure rupture that night. (It didn't.) He also said that once kids were old enough to talk and say that their ears hurt, he'd never seen a case of a kid being wrong about their ear pain--it always turned out to be an ear infection.

So when Beck woke up this morning after 4-5 days of being sick, having swollen goobery eyes, a runny nose, and a bad cough, and said that his ear hurt, I took him to the doctor again. But guess what? No ear infection. Both ears looked just fine. Wrong again, Doc.



However, he was sick. Nothing big....

JUST PINK EYE AND PNEUMONIA!!!

Poor kid. I'm glad I took him in. He's now on antibiotics of two sorts and will hopefully be on the mend soon.

But you may not want to come anywhere near our house for a while. Unless you're bringing get-well soup. Or get-well balloons. Or get-well cream-cheese brownies. In which case, swath yourself in sterile gauze, surgical masks, and latex gloves and come right on over! Nothing cheers up pneumonia like cream-cheese brownies. At least that's what the doctor said. And, you know, the doctor is always right.

17 comments:

M-Cat said...

Crap-a-doodle! Poor Beck! Here's to hoping he gets better soon!

My Tuffy has such a high pain tolerance that one time I took him in for a cough and he had massive double ear infections. The doc couldnt believe they weren't hurting him!

And if I could get down there w/ treats, I totally would!

jennie w. said...

Poor kid! Did his ear rupture after all?

Lia said...

Ah, I'm sorry ti hear that little man is so sick. What a rotten time the poor little mite is having.
Here's hoping that he is on the mend soon.
Give him a little hug from us all over the pond.

Much love,
Lia
xx

Ps if little man isn't eating who are the brownies for!!!!!!!

Omgirl said...

Lia, wink wink!

Jennie, no it never did. At least not that I could tell. I guess the antibiotics kicked in first.

Kristina P. said...

Oh my goodness! How did that happen!

I hope he gets better soon!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

poor little guy! how have you avoided being sick? My little "carrier" is always handing down to me his used up sickies.

Megan said...

Poor kiddo!! Silly Dr.

Karyn said...

I hope he gets better real fast.

rae said...

Triple yikes.

Lia said...

Was wondering how little man was doing.
I hope he is on the mend now.
Have you worked your way through a truck load of brownies!!!!!!

much love and a hug for little man,
Lia
xx

Chelsea said...

Poor Beck! Pneumonia scares the crap out of me after a couple of kids in our ward had serious cases last year. I hope he feels better soon.

SO said...

Aww poor little guy! I hope those antibiotics work quickly.

Kado! said...

did anyone bring over the get-well cream-cheese brownies yet??? If so I'm on my way over to help you eat them! ;)

...that is too bad..hope the little guy feels better soon!

tiburon said...

EEK! I think you should burn your house down and start over.

Shawn said...

Oh,no!! Pink eye is the devil!! I am sooooo terrified of it....

Hope he feels better soon.

MiaKatia said...

I hate it when the kids are sick I just feel so bad for them. I hope you are ALL feeling better.

André said...

I hope everyone recovered all right. Cream cheese brownies never exist in my home. They are eaten too quickly to even be noticed, so they would never make the treacherous journey to your house. Sorry.