(*This post may be TMI for some...feel free to skip it. It is my way of venting!)
Do you ever feel like you live at your pediatrician's office? I know I do. I was looking at our checkbook the other day and almost every week, we have a copay being paid to our Dr.
I took Jackson to the Dr. for the walk-in clinic on Monday. (Here is where it gets TMI!) He has had diarreah for a month and a diaper rash that looks like bed sores and blisters. We have already been to the Dr. 2 times and tried every cream under the sun. We got lucky and our Dr. was there and we agreed to take home some vials and do some stool samples that day. That was the hardest thing ever. Changing Jackson's diaper has been a fight because he is in so much pain, but trying to get a stool sample while he is fighting (because you can't use wipes to get it off....Ugh!) We hopefully will hear something from that today. I am praying they can give him some meds and that will take care of it. If the tests come back negative, then we will be going back our G.I. Doctor to run more tests.
Then yesterday, I picked Hudson up from school....and his eyes were all gunked up. I debated on whether to take him in or not , I decided to bite the bullet and take him-so off to the Tuesday late clinic we went. (2 copays in 2 days people!) I'm so glad we went. He does have a cold but his chest and ears were clear but the eyes were conjunctivitis. YUCK! They gave us an antibiotic for his eyes and we were told to watch him for a few days. When we got home last night, his little eyes were swollen shut. Bless his heart, no wonder he has been a little cranky lately.
Working a full time job and taking care of 2 sick boys....I am beyond exhausted. Being a Mommy is hard!