Monday, September 29, 2008

SICK OF THE SICK!!!

Cole is still sick.

I think I am sick of the sick.

Not the one who is sick...just the sick.

After his ER visit last week, he began running fever.

The fever has been off and on since Thursday.

And he has complained of headaches.

I called the doctors office today to speak with a nurse.

I called three times.

Guess how many times she returned my call?

You guessed it.

Not. once.

Guess who did call me tonight?

The hospital.

The urine sample they cultured came back positive for a UTI.

Nice.

They chose to call me how many days later to let me know that the antibiotics Cole is taking will not touch a UTI?

Five.

Does it take five days to get those results back?

I was told I should make an appointment with the doctors office for tomorrow.

Guess who called then?

Yup, the office I had been trying to talk to ALL day.

They suddenly found time to call and to take an appointment.

*oops...this should have posted last night. It helps when you click the PUBLISH button!

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh no!! Poor thing! Hopefully he gets better soon. I would be so angry :(

Krystyn said...

Oh, no. I hope he is feeling better now. UTIs are the worst. Is it time to find a new ped?

And, just to join you, I'm sick of being pregnant. Can you help me do something about that?

duchess said...

So sorry your little man is still sick.
Those UTI's can really get to ya.

Here's to hoping he's all better soon.

amanda said...

oh honey. so very sorry.

for you.

and of course for cole.

sending hugs!

Christie said...

THAT. IS. HORRIBLE. Your poor baby.

Kristen said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear this. Good Lord, what is that hospital doing?? Don't they have a Lab in the hospital??

Hoping he got strong meds today and will feel better shortly.

Hang in there my friend. Motherhood get so much harder when the kids are sick. Hoping everyone is better soon!

Susan said...

I agree with Krystyn, sounds like it might be time for a new pediatrician. And the hospital results...well that is just ridiculous.
Poor Cole!!! I hope he is starting to get better now that there is a diagnosis.
It is so hard to be the mommy of a sick kid. You guys are in my prayers.

Cecily R said...

YUCK! I'm so sorry! I really really REALLY hope things get better fast. And that your pediatrician starts calling you back (that's awful! Maybe you should think about a new doc...)!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

ugh! What the heck is up with drs and hospitals.... good thing he didn't have something worse! Good luck!
I know how you feel! We had the sickies here for 2 weeks and this week? Scott has pink eye! I too know about being sick of the sick!

Karen @Snakes-Snails-Puppydogtails said...

I hope he's better soon!
No joke... our local ER x-rayed the WRONG ARM on Carter... found out 2 days later it was broken!!! NO JOKE - he was 4 at the time!

Mamasphere said...

That's horrible. And negligent. At the very least you need to tell your doctor what you think about the way their staff is acting. They tend to forget that we are paying customers.

I hope Cole feels better soon!

pb&j in a bowl said...

Ugh. Hope he feels better soon!

Leave It To Lyla said...

poor Cole!!! UTI's stink! but dumb, lazy nurses stink even more!!!!!!! Give him kisses from me!

Theresa said...

Oh, those hurt!

I hope he feels better soon.

The Reed's said...

poor cole.

hope he gets better.

and hopefully the sick days will be over!

Chelle said...

Oh, poor little man! I hope he feels better soon.

And shame on the hospital and doctor's office for taking so long. Maybe you could file a complaint?

Lauren in GA said...

OH. FOR. PITY. SAKE!

I am so sorry.