Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Bugs and Drugs

We've been struggling to get the right diagnosis and treatment from our pediatric group. Samantha's been spiking fevers for about 2 weeks. She also told us a couple times that her back hurt and we had one high blood sugar reading. They first tried to tell us that she had a virus. Then, with some insistence, they tested her for diabetes. Finally, with even more insistence, they did an additional traumatic urine collection and tested her for a urinary tract infection. The doctor seemed very surprised that we may have had a clue as to what was wrong with our daughter when the urine tested extremely positive for bacteria. She's already doing better on the antibiotics.
Don't be afraid to speak up for your children's health, folks. Those doctors are not omniscient.

If you look at our family collectively, this is what we look like. You might say that this picture is a representation of our family's soul.

Our youngest is not afraid to go after the most attractive person in the room.


The Wynn Family said...

I hope Sam get better quickly. Where Brad has gone through Medical School, I have learned one major thing. Doctors are human, not Gods. Unfortunately I think a lot of people think the latter and expect them to know everything. Way to stand your ground!

GordonandChrissy said...

I'm so glad YOU finally figured out what was wrong! Way to go. :)

Jen Scott said...

I want my Merrick to marry her. Is that ok? She is SOOO cute!