Sleep is a bit of a distant memory at the moment. Both Big M and Little M are under the weather. As they both had tonsillitis over Christmas I’m really conscious of anything cough and temperature related.
Last night I was recording Big M’s cough so I could prove to the doctor today that she has croup because I knew that during the day she is pretty much fine and if I didn’t have the proof I wouldn’t get anything from it. Turns out I did the right thing, we rock up to the doctors and Big M looks like the pillar of health, no temp, no rash, no problems with her breathing. Not that I want her to be poorly but it’s very hard for the doctor to diagnose with no symptoms and when he heard the recording he confirmed that it was in fact croup and he would prescribe a steroid for her. I think I would have had a fight on my hands if I hadn’t recorded her last night.
What has it come to that we have to fight for our children to be treated? The doctors are so reluctant to give anyone anything it’s frustrating. Surely the best thing for sick children is a good nights sleep and if they aren’t getting that because of a nasty cough then they should be helped with that.
I have always been supportive for GPs and I feel that we should decent access to them. However, I do feel as though sometimes there are gaps in their knowledge – which is fine, but we should be directed to a specialist within the doctors surgery depending on the symptoms. I remember going to the doctors once for a rash I had and the doctor had the audacity to google my symptoms right in front of me??!!
I didn’t intend for this to be a soap box style post, I think I’m just frustrated as we have been to the doctors so many times since the beginning of December and I feel as though we are going round and round in circles. All I want is for my children to be well and sleep the way they normally do 💤💤💤