Doctor’s Visit

I’m not one of those moms who rushes to the doctor for every little sniffle or cough. Because my husband and I pay out of pocket for our health care, we’re a bit more careful than we would be if we were insured. I recognize that there is nothing that a doctor can do for a cold other than recommend rest and plenty of fluids, and I don’t want to receive a hefty doctor’s bill to cover that prognosis.

DD was doing worse this morning, though. She has had a recurring rash in addition to the cold symptoms, and she had severe diaper rash this morning. Additionally, she’s been pulling at her right ear. So I called the nurse, who recommended that I bring her in, and I did.

The diagnosis was ear infection, yeast infection, and teething. She’s on antibiotics for the first and has a cream for the second. The teething will have to just run its course.

I can only thank God that she is clearly feeling better today and is substantially less fussy than she has been. Mom, on the other hand, is worn out, and the colder weather just isn’t helping. I don’t think that I’m pregnant, although there is a very slim possibility that I could be. I’m going to test in two weeks and see what the results say.

We missed church tonight because I had to wait for DH to finish at work before we could pick up the prescriptions, and there was an overlap at that time. I don’t know whether I’m disappointed or just too exhausted to get worked up about it. We’ve been attending every Wednesday night for quite some time now, and I enjoy it far more than the Sunday services. I’ll be attending both Saturday and Sunday this week, however, and I think I’ll survive a missed Bible study. It was better, too, to keep DD away from the other babies to ensure that she doesn’t make other children sick or get sicker herself.

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