Sometimes I have to wonder if the diagnosis you’re given is what you or your child ACTUALLY has, or if it’s just a sloppy label that’s been slapped on because you’ve been in their office for five hours, and they can’t send you home without having a name for what is wrong.. so they just pick one symptom that fits one illness and BAM- that’s what you’ve got!
Do they assume you won’t go home and research it and scratch your head because other than that one symptom, nothing else fits? You’ll just accept it and move on instead of trying to find out what’s REALLY wrong.
Don’t get me started on “colic”- because what I just wrote above is exactly what I think colic is.
Laziness, rushing, not being thorough enough- all things I am NOT a fan of when it comes to doctors. I know they have to try and make an estimated guess because there’s not some little sensor that lights up on the back of your head saying “change oil!”.. so if you’ve got a good doctor, they’re going to do the best they can to narrow things down to what their education and training has led them to believe the root problem is. It may not always be right- but at least they tried… right?
The more I research Bronchiolitis.. the more I think it just doesn’t fit what is wrong with Parker. It doesn’t match up, it doesn’t make sense.
Sure, he has the labored breathing (that honestly doesn’t bother him unless he’s eating) and decreased appetite (because he has labored breathing).. but other than that, NOTHING matches.
In order to have bronchiolitis (and feel free to correct me if i’m wrong but this is what I understood from all I read).. you had to have RSV first. Parker had been sick for not enough time for RSV to turn in to Bronchiolitis. And not only that, but ALL of his tests for RSV came back negative, as I said yesterday. So why did the doctor INSIST that he has Bronchiolitis instead of looking at the test results and thinking “oh this doesn’t match up, has to be something else- something else that I need to figure out”
Tired of dealing with us? Just making a poor assumption based on one symptom and a bunch of NEGATIVE TESTS?
And if he was sooo sure it was Bronchiolitis caused by RSV.. why the hell didn’t he give us antibiotics? Bronchiolitis (gah i’m so sick of typing that) means his bronchial tubes are infected and inflamed.. meaning they’d need antibiotics and not just the nebulizer to help open the airway- so why weren’t we given any?
Parker is much better today. He was much better last night. For how sick i’m told he is, he does not act it at ALL. If I didn’t tell you he is sick, you would never ever know. I didn’t expect him to sleep through the night since he IS still having breathing issues.. but he slept until 4am solidly, cried for less than 45 minutes and went back to sleep until 8am. He was SO good for the rest of the day that Thomas and I found ourselves very puzzled. He fell asleep on his own on the couch when on any normal day he has to be rocked, he hardly cried at all- even at bed time when he usually SCREAMS at me because he’s so hungry and tired and i’m keeping him awake so he’ll sleep longer at night. Didn’t mind at all tonight.
I’m no doctor, obviously.. so I really have no idea what’s wrong with him and I suppose it could very well be Bronchiolitis, but it just doesn’t add up when you put all of his symptoms together. My main concern is that if he is misdiagnosed, that something else is wrong and we aren’t treating it correctly.. and while he’s acting happy and smiley and playing with toys- he could take a turn for the worse very quickly without the correct medication.
The breathing treatments seem to be helping- the put him right to sleep. He’s eating more and puking less- but his breathing isn’t getting BETTER. It’s only been one day so i’m just crossing my fingers at this point that he’ll be just fine and this is just some virus that needs to pass through his system once and for all.
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