Saturday, November 7, 2009

A trip to the doctor office

Nathan has been sick on and off for a while with cough, fever, tummy issues and not eating very much. So I decided he needs to be seen even though I dread the pediatricians office with all the H1N1 going around and all the sick people there but now I am wondering if Nathan has the flu.
We got a Saturday morning urgent care appointment because I didn't want to wait until Monday. They told me on the phone that he needs to wear a mask because they have a H1N1 vaccine clinic going on the waiting room and is full of healthy people. Very embarrassing - Nathan wouldn't wear it.
The pediatrician looked him over and said that one of his tubes is falling out and he has an ear infection and a sinus infection. She wrote us a RX for an antibiotic. She said he probably had the flu and now it has turned into this. I was delighted that one of his tubes is finally falling out (read previous post) and may not need surgery if the other falls out, but also with no tubes is he going to start getting ear infections again.
On our way out, I questioned the doctor about the flu clinic they were having and asked if it was injectable vaccine that they were giving out and she said "yes". I felt a bit angered, how was the pediatrician office getting the vaccine before the Asthma and Allergy clinic at Children's Hospital. I told her that I have been waiting for that vaccine to be available for Nathan to get it with his asthma. She agreed that Nathan needed to have the vaccine and offered to give us the vaccine to take to the allergy clinic for them to administer. The pediatricians office won't do it, they don't want to be responsible for any reactions to the egg. I just need to get the appointment first at the allergy clinic and then I can pick it up, she said to bring a cooler and ice pack.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Hi Jeannette,

I just stumbled across your blog as I was researching allergen info on Fuddrucker's restaurant. My son is 2 years old. We've known for over a year that he has a peanut allergy, and we just recently found out he is also allergic to egg and soy.

I can relate to many of your posts and have been dealing with my own research on the issues. I've only posted about it once, but will probably do more in the future.

I'll be back to follow yours and Nathan's journeys and to learn what I can from you. Thank you for documenting your allergy's very helpful for us just learning!

Bless you,