Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Take 2 And Call Me In The Morning
I have a sick kiddo at my house. The illness began last week, and the doctor diagnosed kiddo with an ear infection and cold. Kiddo began taking nasty antibiotics.
Fastforward 4 days...
Kiddo still has congestion and a croupy cough.
I take kiddo back to doctor, who insists that it's just a cold and that it will eventually clear up on it's own.
Croupy cough is pretty scary, and I'm not one to sit idly by when there are things that could be done to help make kiddo more comfortable, so I suggest the Nebulizer with Albuterol treatments.
Doctor says that he does not believe "said" treatment really works, but writes out script anyway.
Stupidly (?), I say something like, "I feel better knowing we are at least trying something."
To which Doctor says, "That's the problem with Americans today...always looking for the quick fix."
I guess he put me in my place.
Nice bedside manner this Doctor has...Don't ya think?