Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I HATE Shots!

What could possibly be wrong?
Does this give you any clues?

Whatever it is...Big brother makes it all better!
I took Alex to the doctor for his 1 year "well baby" checkup and
this is what they did to him. They pricked his finger, he got 4
shots (Hep A, MMR, Chicken Pox, and Pneumococcal conjugate),
and we found out that he had double ear infections. So much for a
"well-baby" checkup. We also found out that he weighs 21 lbs. 14 oz. (30%),
he is 29 1/2 in. tall (40 %) and his head circumfrerance is 18 (30%).
Other than all of this he is doing great. The doctor said that he
looked good and healthy.
I had quite an experience while waiting for the doctor...
bear with me as I share it with you. This young family walked in and as I watched them I knew that this was not just a routine visit to the doctor. The father was very uptight and he was holding the baby (maybe 2 years of age). He was very short with the other children (two girls approx. 4 yrs. and 6 yrs.) he would not allow them to touch the little boy. At one point he snapped at the youngest girl when she loving stroked the boy. The boy was fine one minute and then the next he was screaming. The father appologized to the girl and said to his wife "I am just so scared, I have no idea what is wrong and I don't want it to be seizures." I asked them if he had fallen (Benjamin's issues with falling). They said that he had had a fever but that it was gone and he just falls over mid step. I suggested that they take my appointment because afterall I was just there for a routine checkup (HA HA). They kindly declined and then the boy wigged out again. He stopped breathing and was shaking. We frantically knocked on the door to the doctors office and they came and took him right back. I asked the doctor later about the boy and he told me that he would be fine (giving no extra details). I do hope the boy will be fine and that they can figure out what was going on. I know how scary it is to see your child like this and I feel for the mother (and father). Every moment in life is precious, do not take it for granted. Thank Heavenly Father for every breath.


Jeri Dawn said...

Oh, I am crying for that family. How scary. Poor Alex too. Shots do suck.

Bilary said...

Oh how sad is that story. How awful is it to worry about your child like that. I'm telling you - that is why I am done! I have four kids that could break my heart if something happened to them, and I don't think I could handle any more!

Poor A! Shots suck! And ear infections are even worse! Is he okay? ((((((HUGS)))))) to you all!