Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I can't believe that it's already May.... Where has the year gone? It's seems like yesterday, I was counting down the days till Tyler was due and now I wish I could freeze time so my baby doesn't get any bigger. He is now 3 months and 2 weeks old. He has the most amazing personality I have ever seen in a baby so young. He laughs at everything and he might be the happiest baby I know.

Yesterday, Tyler went to the doctor b/c he had been coughing, sneezing and had a runny nose. I wasn't too concerned until he was having some yellow discharge from his left eye. I have always been told that yellow is bad! I came to work at 8 and turned around to get Tyler and have him at the doctor by 9:20. I got there at 9:05 and was immediately taken back to a room. I couldn't believe they were already taking us back and going to figure out what is making my baby so fussy. First they had me take is clothes off and have him just in his diaper. Then they came in to weigh him. Drum roll please....... he is 16.4 lbs. 89th percentile in weight! I then let them know what all of his symptoms were and the nurse said the doctor would be right in. Well, we waited and waited and waited... for 20 minutes. RIDICULOUS! Here I have a 3 month old who is screaming and is sick. I know we are in a doctors office and there are other sick children, but what is the point of making an appointment?! I finally hear the doctor coming towards the room and he starts hacking up a lung.... UM WHAT?! You are sitting here coughing and you are going to check on my baby who is sick? At this point I am about to diagnose Tyler myself and leave. I was livid. The doctor tells me that his lungs sound clear and he doesn't have any congestion. I'm sorry, are your ears clogged? I can here it when he is cooing. I mean, the kid snores now. He finally says its just a cold and the only thing we can do is to put infant saline nasal spray in his nose a couple times a day and to use an aspirator to get all the gunk out and that he needs to sleep at a 30 degree angle. I can't believe I seriously paid my $30 co-pay for this. I figured out on my own to buy the nasal spray on Sunday and I'm not a doctor..... I really think some of the ped doctors are just BS-ing so they can get their money and leave.