need some reassurance

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need some reassurance

so I mentioned before how Lucas had the viral lung infection right? today was his follow up appt with the pediatrician and she said that while the emergency room dr said his lungs looked inflamed, a radiologist looked at the x-rays and said there looked like there was a shadow on his lungs. he is almost 100% better and just has an occasional cough and no more choking so she said that because it came on suddenly and is now almost gone, it was more than likely an infection but sometimes babies are born with an extra piece of lung tissue that can irritate them sometimes so they want to do another x-ray to make sure it is cleared up. if it isn't he has to do more tests like a ct:( having these x-rays makes me nervous in the first place but more tests makes me even more worried.

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Oh wow, that would be nerve wracking! I'm sure it's nothing, but better to follow up than to find out later that something's wrong. I'd take the road of "be thankful they are looking into it carefully" instead of just blowing it off. *big hugs*

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Sad its always hard having those tests done. At least they are looking into it and you'll know for sure he is ok. Huge hugs though. Trevor had to have a mri when he was 1 and it was so heart breaking. For sure let us know what happens.

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:grouphug:

Like Christa said, at least they're taking it seriously just in case. Hopefully it's nothing and all is well.

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It's most likely nothing but better to know for sure, right? That's your doctors job, to check and be sure. Unfortunately, it's your job to worry about the little guy. However, don't worry about the X-rays. Even a chest X-ray is such a small dose. In the grand scheme of things it won't amount to anything. He handled the first one so well, I bet he'll do just as well the next time.

:bigarmhug:

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I have nothing else to add the others haven't said already

:bighug:

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:bigarmhug: It's hard not to worry when it's your baby that is going through things like this. It sounds like they are just being extra careful to make sure everything is okay now. Better to do an extra test now than to find out later that something has been wrong for awhile. Hopefully it turns out to be nothing!

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I'm so sorry you are dealing with all that. Its hard to see your LO go through tests and x-rays. I'd they are checking it out and I hope that it is nothing.

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Another way to see it is to be thankful you have access to skilled doctors and a modern medical facility. When I get nervous about vaccines, x-rays, medication, any of that stuff...I always try to focus on the fact that some families don't even get the option to have their kiddos checked out for stuff like this. It makes me feel blessed and encourages me to stay positive. Smile

And HUGS to you, I know it's hard! Jacob had a heart murmur when he was about this age and it was the scariest thing! Hang in there and be strong!

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"Vstarr" wrote:

:bigarmhug: It's hard not to worry when it's your baby that is going through things like this. It sounds like they are just being extra careful to make sure everything is okay now. Better to do an extra test now than to find out later that something has been wrong for awhile. Hopefully it turns out to be nothing!

Agreed!

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Im glad you have a good dr.! I know you are worried but try to stay positive.

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"misskaci" wrote:

Another way to see it is to be thankful you have access to skilled doctors and a modern medical facility. When I get nervous about vaccines, x-rays, medication, any of that stuff...I always try to focus on the fact that some families don't even get the option to have their kiddos checked out for stuff like this. It makes me feel blessed and encourages me to stay positive. Smile

so true!!

thanks ladies, i know you are all right i am just a worrywart but i feel better now. you are all awesome!:) it's times like this that i am glad we got a pediatrician for him instead of going with our family dr who most likely would have brushed it off.

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:openarms: Glad to hear he is feeling better.....

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((HUGS)) and prayers...hope it all turns out normal..Please KUP!

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he had his second x-ray today and screamed the whole time. i guess he was making up for last time when he didn't make a sound;) i made dh take him in this time because i was pretty sure he would even though i could still hear him screaming in the hallway. even though i knew he was fine and with dh, it is still hard to hear your baby screaming and not be able to comfort him:( the emerg dr even called and left a message. he wanted to make sure we knew what the radiologist had seen and that we had a follow up with Lucas' ped. I have never had an emergency room Dr. at the hospital do that before. Not sure if that is just how he is or if it's because Lucas is a baby but it was nice! Now i assume we will wait for his ped to get back to us. we will probably have to go in, i doubt they will tell us anything on the phone.

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Ya they rarely give info over the phone.

Who is your ped? Is it Dr. Mantynen? That is who Simon sees.

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nope Dr. Rajguru. So far I really like her she has been great! She was the one they assigned to him when he was in the hospital at birth and she has Cambridge hospital rights so I just asked if she would take him as a patient as i don't like our family dr. There was another Dr. there i think a ped that really irritated me though. is Dr. Mantynen in cambridge?

ETA i have a feeling he is the one that irritated me, i just read his reviews on ratemds.com LOL. did you give birth at cambridge memorial? we would have been there at the same time Smile

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Dr. Mantynen is in cambridge. we only started seeing him as i was seeing a lactation consultant that was in his office. I gave birth at Grand River in Kitchener though.

He is older, like 50s ish. grey hair, big belly, and wears hearing aids. His nice, but can at nonchalant about alot of things which is annoying.

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ya we were there for 5 days so i don't remember seeing you but you never know lol. i think it was him...did he have a little bit of an accent?

he has excellent reviews simon is in good hands:) if it was him, he was the one that told us we needed to give Lucas formula to flush out the billiruben and dh and i were kinda overwhelmed with everything and running on no sleep and this added to it. he was just a little snippy and the formula thing made me mad. But i would much rather him be an excellent dr to my kid then be nice to me:)

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the dr. just called. He has pneumonia:( she said his x-rays look better, but it is still there so they are faxing a prescription to the pharmacy. it must be a mild case because he isn't having any of the major symptoms associated with it. at least he can start getting better now last night was pretty bad again...

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Oh no. Poor little man! Sounds like your doctors are on top of it though. I'll send you an extra heaping dose of recovery vibes.

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thanks! he will need it.

trying to shove amoxacillan down is throat is not fun! i put some in a bottle and that did not help at all he just shoved my hands away and freaked out. he hasn't eaten a whole lot today either only about 13 ounces:(

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Awww poor little guy!!!! I hope he's feeling better soon!!!!

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Oh no! :grouphug:

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We had to get really tricky with giving Teagan her antibiotics. She learned really quickly how to avoid it. After a few doses, I was asking myself how on Earth am I going to do this for X more days?!?! At the end of her course I was having to sit lay her back, squirt about 1 mL in, and then sit her up. The motion caused her to swallow it. She hated it but it got it down and distracted her fairly well. And remember, no matter how hard it is to give it to him it's ultimately worse to cut the course short than to deal with some screaming and stick it through. :bigarmhug:

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:bighug: I hope he stars feeling better soon