My intro: Carolyn, married for 7.5 years to Dave, both lifelong members but we also both had a falling out with the church and came back to it when we were young adults (DH in time for a mission call when he was 19, served in Kentucky). I'm the lucky mom of two cute girls, 3.5 and 1.5.
Lacy starts Sunbeams on Sunday! I can't believe she's already a Sunbeam! She's sooo looking forward to it, though.
I think I might have a bad pediatrician!
The thing is, though, I absolutely adore her bedside manner and her philosophies. She's cool with delayed vaxing (and delays it in her own kids) and is really all about parents being in charge of their children's health, with her providing support. That I LOVE. But she seems to hand out antibiotics like they're candy (prescribed some to Lacy for bronchitis, which I think may have been warranted because she had been sick for a month already) and yesterday she gave us a nebulizer and a script for albuterol for the girls for croup. According to my sister, all her peds have always told her albuterol does nothing for croup. She also gave them a script for steroids but that seems pretty standard for croup. I think she wanted to give my DD1 a script for abx for her ear infection but since it wasn't bothering her I told the doc we'll have a wait-and-see approach. And she's always telling me to keep the kids out of the cold when they're sick. Isn't that an old wives' tale? Anyway, what do you think? I really like her and she is always telling me how smart and wonderful my children are, but I'm just afraid that she's not totally up to date on everything, and while it seems she diagnoses my children really well, I'm not sure if she's always giving proper medical advice and treatment plans! My instinct is to keep her and then do the research myself before giving my children the medications she prescribes, since her diagnoses seem to be accurate.
Thanks for the healing prayers you guys. DH seems to be finally turning the corner and getting well! He almost decided to go into urgent care today, but decided that he would rather just wait since he is feeling better. I think he really needs to see a GI specialist but I'm having a heck of a time finding who our network providers are on our insurance!
Did anyone do anything fun for New Year's Eve? We had a childless couple come over and they played games with us after the kids went to bed. DD2 only woke up 3 times before I went to bed (which is actually incredibly good, especially considering the croup), but DD1 went to sleep at 10. She was in bed at 8, just moving around the bed, squirming, calling for us, etc, until she finally went to sleep.
Then she woke up at 8 this morning. Sometimes I'm really glad that we aren't opposed to some television because I put on SuperWhy this morning and she watched it until I was ready to get up! One thing I need to work on is having her watch less TV, but she's been sick 2 months so I've relaxed a LOT about the TV issue.
Baby's asleep in my arms now so I've got some laundry to fold! Then we're going to my folks' house for dinner. They're leaving for their mission this week so we've got to spend a lot of time with them before they go. They're headed to Munich, Germany-Austria mission but were originally called to Frankfurt. The first presidency called their stake president and changed their call a couple weeks ago.