Our pediatrician urgent care closed at noon so our only option was a family practice clinic only open 1 more hour. This was an experience I hope to never repeat and reinforced every reason I have for a pediatrician instead of a family practice doctor (not all are clueless, some are great). By the time we were seen the Tylenol was kicking in so her fever was down to 100.8 and her breathing slightly improved so we were basically asked why we were there. The doctor tried looking in her ears and throat but lacked the skills to work with 2 year olds especially this one who is great with doctors. He agreed her lungs sounded bad, but wanted a better look in her ears so insisted the nurse irrigate them. This did not go well and didn't work to clean her ears, so in the end I was cuddling a crying girl with painful ears who was once again not breathing so well and her ears were still waxy! All this and the doctor tells me it doesn't matter because he is prescribing antibiotics anyways for her lungs (bronchitis). Why did he insist on something so pointless and painful?! I made sure he was giving us something to cover strep too and didn't even worry about a culture.
|Poor little girl :(|
This morning I was even more worried and almost skipped my morning run to stay home with a wheezy girl. Somehow luckily Tylenol, ibuprofen and antibiotics and watching Happy Feet with daddy resulted in an excited greeting when I got home from a happier girl who even ran to me. The day was filled with ups and downs, now just hoping the ups continue to increase.
Sunday morning I stuck with my plans of meeting a group to run at 7am, hoping for 20 miles but knowing I'd quit as soon as my leg was too painful. We were waiting for others (who never showed) so did 1 mile warm up on the treadmills, which ended up being the toughest part of the run. Once leg warmed up I felt fine 90% of the run, uphills were still sore. The run was still tough and a little slower then planned. We ran mainly an out and back with the out into the wind of 20+ mph sustained, yikes! The way back provided a wonderful and much needed tailwind and push. I think I headed this injury off with some stretching, massage and a few days rest :) Fingers crossed it stays away!