April 17, 2009

I want a new Dr. and I want MY kid back.

The results are in. We went to the dr. today and Makayla weighed in at 17.2 lbs and 27 1/2 inches long. She is 50% on weight and height. (I guess Melissa wins the prize since no one else left there guess and she was the closest.) She was a champ at the dr. They took blood from her toe to test her iron and if looks could kill the nurse would be 6 feet under, but M didn't even cry. Then came the shot which again she gave the nurse a dirty look and this time came the tears. They quickly ended when I pulled out Winnie the Pooh. For those of you who don't know I am not big on characters or stuffed animals outside of the crib, but M LOVES her Winne the Pooh so we brought him along. (sympathy kicking in again)
So the iron test came back a little low and the Dr gave us a prescription for iron. Well come to find out our insurance does not cover it and it's $67.00 a bottle CRAZZZZY. I got it filled anyway. Well when I got home and read the insert the first thing I read in this: Overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under the age of 6. And yes it was in bold! After reading all the rules and restrictions of the medicine I did not feel comfortable giving it to her (mothers intuition) so I called the Dr. After 2 returned phone calls it seems her levels are a 10 and normal is 10.5 are you kidding me? It can be controlled with diet. Why did he not say this when I was at the office? So now I have a bottle of what seems like deadly iron that I wasted $67.47 on. I want a new Dr. for Miss M.

I was also told that her runny nose that I thought was just from teething is a bad infection/cold and her last ear infection never totally cleared up. So she is now on a stronger antibiotic.

Why I want MY kid back?
Most of you say you have never heard my kid cry and well this is true because she really doesn't cry. That is until the last few days. She is battling teething, a head cold, bad cough, and well just all around irritated. She wants to get into everything and for some reason I am always telling her NO (safety reasons of course) well now when she doesn't get her way she throws herself on the floor and SCREAMS. Since I haven't had to deal with much screaming in my days of motherhood this is all new to me. All I can say is I hope this doesn't last and I get MY kid back really soon. Poor Miss M she doesn't feel good and she is just not herself. I want my healthy, happy, and playful baby back, I miss her!

Also I have had to swaddle her to clean out her nose this is pretty funny I will take a picture tomorrow to share with everyone. It is so sad its cute.

For now I am going to enjoy my quiet night to myself minus M's coughing. Steve is away at a golf tournament.

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