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Maggie Update

Maggie and I spent 2 hours at the pediatrician yesterday.

I called the nurse yesterday morning and chatted with her for a good 10 minutes about everything going on with Maggie. (The on-again-off-again fever since Wednesday, the cough, the vomiting…) She told us to come on in…our normal pedi was the emergency doc for the day, so we’d be seeing Dr. Pedi. Perfect.

We got there and only had to wait for a few minutes before being called into the exam room. The nurse did her thing and then we only had to wait a few minutes more for Dr. Pedi to come in. She chatted with me for a bit, checked Maggie over, and did a strep test. Told us to wait until the results for that came in. HERE’S where time was spent just trying to entertain a droopy Maggie. (She wasn’t that bad, actually.) Dr. Pedi came back and said, “No Strep…and I didn’t want to mention this before, but she’s got a *lot* of wax in her ears so I couldn’t get a good look at them…we’ll have to go in.” And OMG.SO.GROSS. How does one little ear gather that much wax?? It seriously looked like she pulled out a roly poly bug. Poor Maggie *screamed* the entire time. And Dr. Pedi could only get the wax out of one ear; Maggie was crying/screaming too much to get the big ball out of the other one. Dr. Pedi said that it was because it was hard and kind of like a scab. *barf*

ANYWAY…after all that, she sent us up to the lab to get X-Rays on Maggie’s chest thinking she might have pneumonia. Oh goodie. That was another HUGE chuck of time was dropped. Maggie alternated between whimpering and playing tic-tac-toe with me. The X-Ray tech was completely awesome, and did his thing quickly.

Back down to Dr. Pedi to read the X-Rays. No pneumonia. But…. “There’s a fuzzy spot on one lung that might be bronchitis.”

So, Maggie is now on the same meds I was on two weeks ago…only hers is liquid and tastes a hell of a lot better!

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4 Responses

  1. Oh no!
    I hope Maggie feels better and boy, do i know all about the waxy ears (3 of my kids have big problems with that. Gross is right!)

  2. I have to do debrox before Eva Rose’s next appt to loosen the wax because the doctor couldn’t get it out. I hope Maggie feels better. My husband was just on the z-pack for either bronchitis or pneumonia. The kids have had fevers but no breathing issues yet, thank god, or I’d be a wreak

  3. Poor poor Maggie, and poor poor Mommy! (Please let her know she’s not alone in the wax dept….I could give her a run… 😉 )

    Hope the meds work and that all are feeling MUCH better soon.

  4. Ugh! No fun at all. I hope the medicine works and Maggie is feeling well again soon.

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