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Just a southern gal from Georgia who has a real problem with baking. And by problem I mean, I can't help myself! :D I am married to the love of my life, he puts up with me so well! I am mother to the most adorable, yet tough little boy. And mother to a most beautiful full of attitude, little girl. I can't forget about our 4-legged family members! Our terrier Lucy, Our Great Dane Milo, our mutty mutt Ellie and our cats Abbey and Sammy! I LOVE to bake and I am trying to start up my own cupcakery. I love vintage anything! My blog started out as a blog for my cupcakes, now it has turned into an everyday into the life of "ME" blog. Life is not perfect and wonderful all the time, you will hear me gripe, bahahaha, it isn't all cupcakes. Just a heads up per say. :D Hope your reading experience is enjoyable! And please be sure to comment, follow, and grab my button!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Doctors who aren't doctors at all

  Do you or did you ever know someone who self diagnosed themselves or others? (That weren't actually doctors) People who go online and look up symptoms and tell themselves, along with others, that yes they have such and such. I myself am guilty of doing this once or twice, but not anymore. My poor little ladybug was getting sick. Here comes the runny nose, small cough, and irritability. OH JOY. I don't know if you have ever had a sick and irritable 2 year old, especially one with huge attitude, but it is not fun! :)

  OK, so for about a week, all she did was fuss and cry and melt down for no apparent reason. And what did this low patience mother do? I fussed back, and put her in timeout and just yelled. Yes, I too can lose my patience and sometimes yell, its life. Of course, now I feel bad, because she was sick. Did not know this really, just figured it was her allergies going haywire from this crazy Georgia weather. Saturday night she had this huge and nasty looking rash covering her thigh, it looked so bad and felt so hot, that I actually took her to the ER.

  Come to find out, they were not helpful and it was a waste of time. This kept happening, she would be burning up with a fever and this rash engulfed her entire body. She was red, puffy, and covered in white welts. Little ladybug looked like a red marshmallow. My husband found out that his sisters kids has "Fifths Disease", and of course ladybughad it because we had been around them. Of course, his niece and nephew were self diagnosed off of the computer, and this diagnosis claimed that this was untreatable.

  Really?!!? WOW. So, my husband was sure this is what she had, all the symptoms were the same. Pause. Clearly I am NOT a doctor, but I do know that there are a ton of different illnesses and diseases with the same symptoms, doesn't mean you have them all! OK, play. He was online reading about what she couldn't do and what we couldn't do. Of course this little momma was already prepped to call the doctor first thing Monday morning.

  Had a rough night with my baby girl, up til 5 with a fever and rash and fighting with her to take some meds. Finally got to sleep and woke up at 9 to care for my son, then called and made her an appointment. Yes, this is a long, drawn out story, hence the blog. :) I'm getting to the point, promise. Woke up the sleeping princess and put her in the car, and headed to the doctor.

  We were seen in about 5 minutes, if that, love her doctor. Come to find out, her doctor "Dr. E", was flabbergasted. hahaha. This "couldn't be treated", hahaha. I was just sitting there looking at her like I knew exactly how she felt and with this look on my face that screamed "I hate online self diagnosis from people who aren't doctors". HA. Well come to find out, everything was treatable, and everything includes: Pink eye, Strep throat, Tonsillitis, and and URI (Upper resp. infec).

  WOW. Poor girl, no wonder she has been so ill and ornery. This is why I take my children to the doctor. If I had listened, which I wouldn't have, she would have been at home miserable with high fevers, step throat, pink eye, URI, and tonsillitis. THAT would have been joyful. Not. So, now my baby is on Popsicle meals and watered down juicy juice and ice water. Oh yes, and all of the medications that don't "Treat" "this". :)


Jennifer said...

I am bad at this! The worst is when you take them to the ER and they tell you nothing is wrong and you just know there is something. I hope your little girl starts feeling better soon.

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Staycee said...

Those cupcakes look delicious :)
Thanks for linking up on FMBT. I am now your newest follower .
Have a great week !!
Staycee ( Survey Junkie )

Anonymous said...

I'm your newest follower from FMBT. I'm so sorry your little one is sick and hope she feels better soon!
Looking forward to getting to know you!

KdBuggie Boutique said...

Sit 2 yr olds are not fun, neither are sick 3 yr olds (having just gone through that). Sometimes though self diagnosis is better. I was sure my son had a milk allergy but the Dr. refused to agree with me. I finllay took him to an allergist to have him tested. Sure enough, his blood test results showed the highest level of allergy to milk, and eggs, and peanuts. So, don't give up on the self diagnosis, some times it's the best thing!

BTW - new follower from FMBT. Stop by my site some time.

Anonymous said...

Hi hun! Thanks so much for the SUPER sweet comment you left on my blog..just made my day....here from FMBT to return your follow & can tell I love you already.

I'm guilty of self-diagnosing...just call me Dr. Google. ;)

Hope your ladybug gets better super quick!

Kristin Morris said...

I have to admit, I too do this sometimes. It just irritated me sooo bad that my husband was all for agreeing with his sister and would have very well left it at that. HA. Its a good thing her momma is "one smart cupcake" and figured I would take her to the doctor for peace of mind. :) Now she is feeling, well acting, 60% better. One day at a time. :)

Xenia said...

Sick kids are definitely not fun, but at least hopefully now she's getting better! It's hard to not listen to what the internet says, so good thing you got her in to the doctor!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm following you now as well :)

Debrah said...

I am glad you took her in!

Thanks for the follow, I am following you back.
-Debra, http://www.housewifeeclectic.com

Crystal said...

I hope she feels better REAL soon!
Thanks for following..Following back

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

My OB yelled at me to stay off the internet while i was preggo...

New follower in the house from FMBT! So glad to be here, hope you'll return the favor!

Lost of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

*MeandMineinaSmallTown said...

I am guilty of doing this for myself a few years ago, but never for my child. I just hate going to the Dr. If my baby is sick then that's a different story. I'm glad you found out what it was. Sorry it was so many things! Poor baby!!! I hope she is getting better. ((HUGS)) to her! Thanks for the follow. I'm following as well!


Brandie said...

So glad to have came up on your blog! I'm your newest follower!

Deana said...

Yummy! Your blog makes me hungry:)

Thanks for the follow! I'm following you back:)

visitoardc said...

Poor thing! Hope she gets to feeling better! I'm so glad you took her to the dr - in this day & age of Google, sometimes it's hard to remember that "we" are not experts! :) Following from TTA!

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Have a great day!

Erin said...

New follower from TTA - hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

xo Erin

Denise said...

I am a new follower from Tuesday Tag-Along. I hope your little one is feeling much better soon. The internet is NOT a good place to try to figure out what is wrong when little ones are sick.

I've got 6 kids and usually am able to figure out what is wrong with them when they are sick. Fevers and rashes always warrant a visit to the Dr along with anything that involves breathing difficulty.

Erin Wallace said...

New follower from TTA. Hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

xo Erin

Jo said...

ooh, I love Southern Women - being from NC myself (although recently transplanted Far Far away). Thanks for finding me! I'm following you back :-) Your blog is super fun - Thanks again!


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I'm a new follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday.
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Steph said...

Hey howdy hey back! Thanks for following. I'd love for you to participate in our Way Back Wednesday tomorrow! :)

I'm sorry your little one is sick...sometimes, it feels like the world just comes to a screeching halt when they're sick, doesn't it? :(


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Stopping by from Follow Me Back Tuesday. Great site. I like your style. Following you now. I will be back!

Melissa said...

New follower from Tuesday blog hopping.

Happy Tuesday!


Twee Poppets said...

Thanks so much for being a follower of my blog! I'm following you back. I LOVE your owl background - so cute!

So sorry to hear that your daughter had to go through this! Glad to hear you were able to get her treated. :)


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