Thursday, April 23, 2009

5/16/2008 She's sick.....

and she's been sick for a loooonnnngggg time. Tell me something I didn't already know. And why the did I have to take her to an asthma/allergy doc be taken seriously??? Why does it ALWAYS take a specialist?

Maddy has been sick So long in fact (since the beginning of March in all reality), that the asthma/allergy/breathing doc she saw yesterday is not sure that a 21 day course of antibiotics is going to knock it out of her. He looked in her nose, in her ears, didn't even need the stethoscope to listen to her chest since she was doing her usual "my chest is filled with phlegm" breathing - and he said that she had a "very advanced" sinus infection. He didn't even hesitate to write the script for the Cefdinir (omnicef). She has to take 3/4 tsp, twice a day.

He is not going to do any environmental allergy testing - his thoughts are that she has not been through enough season changes to get an accurate result. HOWEVER, he is testing her for cat, dog (we currently have three cats and one dog), mold, and dust mite. So, I had to take her to the hosipital to have blood drawn. That was fun....NOT....

We go back in three weeks for our test results and to see if the 21 days of Cefdinir (omnicef) is doing the trick. If not, then we will try something else.

I am still trying to decide if I should call the Ped's office and ask to speak with the office manager or case manager - since I did take her in for 2 sick appointments and no one took me seriously.

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