Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mother of the Year Award - Gone!

Princess Belle has had a cough for one week today.  No other symptoms just a cough.  I'll admit it is a barky cough but again no fever, no aches, no sore throat you get the picture.  I *hate* when people run to the Doctor for every little thing like a little cough!  Usually these things resolve themselves within 7-10 days as it is usually viral, right?  This morning I wasn't sleeping as the cough was keeping me up and my girl that likes to sleep was up at 6:00 because of the cough.  Okay, now I figure we better go to the Doctor.  We go to our local walk in clinic at 8:30 and are 6th in line.  Whew good thing because when they opened they said it would be a 2 hour wait.  Luckily, we only waited about 1 hour. 

The diagnosis shocked me - PNEUMONIA!!  Hear me PNEUMONIA!!!!!!

I could have been blown over by a feather.  I felt so bad.  However, after having a chest x-ray it is a very mild case and we were told to just continue our routine and take the awful tasting medicine for 10 days.

Oh my, I may now be going to the Doctor  for everything!  And I do have another 11 months to make up for this!

2 comments:

October Moon said...

I hope she feels better! I can't believe it!

Gillion said...

are you getting better now? Pei Pa Koa (www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm ) is one of the few Chinese natural cough remedies that have been scientifically studied. it's something like herb plus honey, and it's sweet, thick and black in color. If you have a cough, look for it! It used to be one of my favourite natural cough remedies.

if your cough persists, seek professional help such as traditional Chinese medicine physicians - I have had very good experiences with them.