Friday, November 21, 2008

Last week, I noticed Cason was running a fever, so I called a made an appt. with the doctor. And then I promptly canceled it because I just didn't feel like messing with it. I had too much other stuff going on. Like buying these and these for Kendall. And trying to figure out if Ashlee Simpson-Wentz had that baby yet and I somehow missed it. Because as much as I want to smack her, I also knew that her baby would be named something totally ghey. And I was once again proven correct. Wait, where was I? Oh yeah, back to Cason. And then I mentioned here that he was clearly sick. I finally gave in (after he ran a 103 temp on Wednesday) and took him in. The doc diagnosed him with a "massive, raging ear infection." I'm not sure if that is a true medical term. I suppose I could look it up on webmd.

I don't know. There's this whole doctor issue that I just can't seem to figure out. I don't want to be one of those o.p.p.s ( over protective parents) that we all laugh at. You know, the ones that take the kid to urgent care as soon as he coughs (Yes! There really are people that do that! I know some of them personally!); the parent that has a running antibiotic prescription for every time the kid has a runny nose; the parent that thinks the child must be near death if he has a barking cough (yeah, Cason has had the barking cough several times).

But then I hate that I let my own neuroses get in the way of my child needing actual medical attention. I guess it's just to have a happy medium between the two. Follow my instinct as a mom (which at times tell me to ignore the barking cough and go on drinking my half hot chocolate/double mocha from Seven Eleven and reading a People magazine) and be vigilant in observing my own kids.

Sigh. Parenting is hard, y'all.

6 comments:

The Warriors said...

Funny...I mae and cancelled Drs appts Wednesday! Found your blog on Michelle's blog today during my 2 hour and counting journey in bLALAg land! Wish we could have visited more at Homecoming. Your kids are beautiful! jeni

Elizabeth Mullins said...

Love the new Wentz name...not really...who wants to be named after a bad part of town in NY and a character from Jungle Book? Seriously...well maybe it is signifies how this baby was concieved...in the Bronz while watching or reenacting the Jungle Book...I know dumb comment...oh well.

also known as shell said...

I used to be the somewhat over protective mom with taking Dallen to the ER in the middle of the night because of "barking cough"

Jessica said...

Poor Cason. Now he must know how Sean Preston and Jayden James feel.

Sorry...the last line of the post sounded like something Brit would say...y'all!

Seriously, I hope Cason feels better soon!

Newberry said...

I think one of the hardest things is deciding on when to take your child to the doctor. I don't freak out when Mason is sick, but I'm always wondering in the back of my mind if he has something that needs to be treated. It seems like everytime I do take him in, though, the doctor says it's just viral. Then I inevitably leave feeling like I overreacted.

Cheri (aka "The Mom Lady") said...

I remember MANY times I cajoled a Pediatrician's receptionist into working me in because "my child is dying" only to have said child happy, fever free and happy to play with the toys in the waiting room once we got there.

And other times, I'd take Jennifer or the boys in for what I thought was a routine check-up only to be asked, "And how long have their ears been bothering them? They are full-blown infected and you'll need an antibiotic."

Sigh...