You ever try as a mother to do what you think is right just to find out that the decision you thought was right wasn’t 100% the best choice. Yup that is what I found out today.
Baby J got sick the day after Christmas completely out of the blue. No prior signs of sickness. She woke up on the 26th and had a head full of yellow snot. Oh Joy! So I figure she got a cold. Okay lets give her some cold meds and let her body fight it off. A few days later the yellow snot was clear snot. Great she is getting better. The clear snot lasted about a week and she never ran any fever. Her appetite was good and she was playing like nothing was wrong. This past Friday she started with a cough. This is new. She still has a little clear snot going on but not nearly as much. The cough has gotten worse as the weekend has progressed. It is now a deep chest cough. Okay its time to head to the doctor. Two weeks of fighting this is long enough.
Today I took her in and told the nurse all of the above. The doctor then came in and took a look at her ears, nose and throat. Then said she has a double ear infection and sinus infection. Said her ears are full of puss and are really red. Also said her chest sounded good. That very instant I felt like the worst mother in the world – my poor baby girl.
So my thought of letting her fight it off didn’t work out so well. Even though I don’t want to bog her down on meds I probably should have taken her in sooner but I thought she was doing better and the second I thought she wasn’t I took her in.
So a Z-pac and five days of rest and my baby girl should be feeling much better.
Have you ever had a moment like this?