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21 March 2007 @ 02:22 pm
it must be spring, I can hear the wheezing!  
Today I took my son to the doctor for the 2nd time in 3 days. Monday, I told the dr ( Dr C) that is cough wasn't bad now, but it was that cough that gets bad fast. This kid goes from innocently clearing his throat to in the ER with pneumonia in a heartbeat! She blew it off, said it was a virus and to come back if he has green runnies for 4-5 days in a row. I usually take him to the other dr in this practice (Dr S) because he accepts that moms know best and he treats him aggressively from the start. He wasn't there so we saw the other lady. Last night he couldn't sleep at all for the coughing and this morning he could hardly walk to the bathroom without setting off a coughing fit, plus his ears hurt and he said he couldn't hear anything! Today we got in to see the lady filling in for the missing doc (Dr Z) and I told her "I told Dr C on Monday that this was going to happen!" and she asked "How do you normally treat this when it gets like this?" I said he needs to get back on the nebulizer to stop the cough. She agreed and added that we needed to max out the asthma meds again (advair and maxair) put him on xopenex and then pronounced him with an ear infection AND a sinus infection and put him on abx as well. I also started him on mucinex to try to clear out his head without drying it up. Whenever we try him on decongestants or cough medicine we always make him worse!

So, 2 co pays-$50, 2 Rxs-$90, bottle of adult strength mucinex- $20, and 2 days missed from school! If she'd just given him zithromax on Monday before it all started to fester, I'd have paid $25 for the visit and $30 for the medicine and he'd already be nearly done with the antibiotics!!
(Anonymous) on July 25th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
take you rkid to an allergist and get a pulmonary function test. He has asthma.
Joangoodjoan on July 25th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
I know he has asthma. This community is for parents of asthmatic kids :) My point was simply about how annoying it can be trying to manage it with doctors that don't listen!