Saturday, April 12, 2008

GREAT!

As you might have noticed, we have a bit of a cycle in regards to seeing the doctor.

'Tar gets sick/has a well check.
'Tar picks up new germ at the doctor.
'Tar gets sick.
'Tar goes to the doctor.
'Tar picks up a new germ at the doctor.
And so on.

Every time we have one doctor's visit, we have many.

That might explain why I was a wee bit nervous about making an appointment this week for a healthy KayTar. Although she is healthy, she's been having coughing fits and having to use her inhaler much more often than she should and needed to go in for a listen. I told our pediatrician I was a little nervous about bringing her in for this reason, and she told me the slowest times in the office, so we'd likely get in and out. She told me that if there was a wait, we could spend it in her office rather than the waiting room. Fortunately, when we arrived, there was a room ready for us. Not only was the room ready for us, it had been unused so that there were no errant germs. The pediatrician came in an assured me she has just scrubbed her hands and all the instruments had been cleaned. We were so very careful, and in and out like lightening. (the verdict was that KayTar is having prolonged expiration and needs to add an inhaled steroid to her regimen)

So imagine my dismay when I get home from a brief shopping trip to find BubTar complaining about his ear. He asked me to clean it and told me he had already tried pouring water in it to make it feel better (great! not!). I gently wiped the outer inside part with a q-tip and found green discharge. Ewww. I asked him if he wanted medicine and he said no, so I left it alone. Thirty minutes later he came up to me crying and begging for medicine. The kid HATES medicine. He hasn't had an ear infection since he was TWO! Of course he has one now, when we did everything possible to ensure we would NOT have multiple doctor's visits. He's had allergy-related drainage all week and I'm sure that was the catalyst, but still, I'd like to see the odds here.

Evidently, we'll be heading to the pediatrician yet again on Monday, unless this somehow resolves itself between now and then. Of course we will.

20 comments:

InTheFastLane said...

That figures, doesn't it. Now hopefully BubTar doesn't give his germs to KayTar.

Becca said...

Oh, poor kiddo! And green discharge? Yuck!! Hopefully it was caused by the allergies and will not spread to KayTar.

Janet said...

Ugh.

That is all.

jen said...

damn it. i was thinking of you today, thinking it's been a good patch, and now, dammit.

Lisa b said...

oh no. I'm so sorry.

flutter said...

I just love you...I wish I had more than that.

Family Adventure said...

Murphy's Law, my friend. There's no escape.

I hope he gets well quickly, and that neither he nor you bring any germs home with you to KayTar. Crossing fingers!

Heidi

Aliki2006 said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. Poor kid! I hope he feels better and that the sickies stop right there.

motherbumper said...

So sorry, I hope for no spreading and quick recovery.

womaninawindow said...

That is definitely not fair. Just shows you how preparation gets us almost nowhere. There used to be an overthecounter heavy duty ear infection medication...Oh, man, you're in the States. Everything has to prescribed! Even when we were down over U.S. Thanksgiving my son had an eye infection and we couldn't get medicated eyedrops w/o prescription. I feel for you!

womaninawindow said...

Oh, and about Mennonites...I'm glad I'm not the only outsider who's a weirdo. I was reading Rebecca Lewis' anthology Abram's Daughters and she has another series, too. They're not works of fine literature but they sure are a neat window to a world I otherwise would feel goofy looking into.

Katie said...

You were bored right?

Good luck at the doctor on Monday!

Christine said...

Poor Bubba. That must be one killer ear infection. Here's hoping the little 'Tar doesn't catch it and add to your germ menagerie.

Bon said...

green discharge? cool! i mean, gross.

poor BubTar, and doubly poor you. that's just nasty luck.

Mimi said...

Oh man, you guys can't catch a break with the health, eh?

crazymumma said...

If I had a million dollars I would take all of you, plus my family away for a sun soaked beach week somewhere tropical.

Queen Mommy said...

So are you heading to the ped today(she asks with her fingers crossed)?

painted maypole said...

green discharge? ewww.

carrie said...

Bring the hand sanitizer!

It is totally the way it goes, isn't it? You think you're in the clear with one child and then, of course, the other has something!

Hope BubTar's ear feels better!

Tierd said...

I totally feel your pain. The endless cycle continues at our house too ... I thought spring may bring better health. Not yet.