That moment

07 Jan

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?


Posted by on January 7, 2013 in life


8 responses to “That moment

  1. Terry

    January 7, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    You are a good mom! It happens both ways. Sometimes you take them in to the Dr and they say it’s nothing – why are you here? She didn’t seem that bad to me either. Maybe not sleeping good was the clue?

    Hope she is better quickly!! Be well 🙂

    • One Fit Mama

      January 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      All the time! If she wasn’t fussing you did the right thing. Poor thing will be better soon. Don’t beat yourself up

      • Two Moms

        January 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm

        Thank you. She is feeling much better today.

    • Two Moms

      January 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you. I would have never guessed she was so sick.

      • One Fit Mama

        January 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm

        been there, done that … kids are resiliant!

  2. KJ and the Kids

    January 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    You did GREAT. I would have done the same thing. Without a fever or her acting completely miserable you had no way of knowing. Why risk taking her to the doctor for every cold….just so she can contract every other disease known to man in the waiting room.
    How lucky are you that she handles ear infections and sickness this way. Way to go baby J.
    Hope she’s feeling better soon !

    • Two Moms

      January 8, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Yeah I would have never thought she was so sick. She is such a little trooper.

  3. Meredith

    January 11, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    One of the times I brought Kaydyn to the ped she had a double ear infection (I brought her in cause I thought she had a UTI…lol). They said that kids get more ear infections that we know and most times they just fight it. You did the right thing letting her try to fight it!!!


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