Wednesday, August 26, 2009

She's Back!

Here's another video featuring the shiniest-headed mom in the blogosphere, thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom.

I am totally carrying powder in my purse next year.

In other less-shiny news, Mary Grace has a fever and a terrible cough. Her fever was 103.5 yesterday, an hour AFTER a dose of Tylenol that I gave her because at that time it was 102.2, so I spazzed, thinking, "Pneumonia!" and rushed her to the doctor's office where it was pronounced "Just a virus," and we were sent on our way with instructions to keep up with Tylenol and Ibuprofen and Robitussin and to please not spaz anymore.

But wait - isn't pneumonia also a virus?

I don't understand how a kid can be so sick at home, and be so much better at the doctor's office. Seriously, walking through the door is like a magical cure. That's the main reason, aside from Swine Flu, that I think we need to bring back house calls - I don't think doctors see how kids are actually behaving when we take the kids to them. She was lethargic at home, she was at about 85% function at the doctor's office. So, they see her playing and talking and they're like, "This is not a sick kid," and I'm all, "But if you'd seen her half an hour ago..."

I'm going to start making my doctor watch videos of how my kids are actually behaving at home.

I also think I need to get a stethoscope and an otoscope. Surely there are pictures online of what infected ears look like, and maybe even .wav files of what infected lungs sound like. I could save myself a LOT of money.

I really should've gone to medical school.

Dr. Shiny


Jen said...

pneumonia is a bacterial infection.

Amy said...

Oh sure, now you're helpful! I chatted you yesterday in the midst of all this, and you were AWOL. :)

Jen said...

and your skin looked healthy to me... shiny or not.

RobMonroe said...

I must say that they have to really like you over there at 5Min4Mom - you close every single one of their videos! GO AMY!

strwberrryjoy said...

i wanna clone 2