Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Noah was a little cranky the day we returned from our trip, but we didn't think too much of it. Then on Sunday evening he had a temperature of 101. We tried to get a doctor's appointment Monday and they were all booked, so today when his fever went up to 102.3 we took him to Primecare, a doctor's office that accepts walk-ins. My initial concern was either an ear infection or a UTI. The doctor examined him and pronounced it viral. I realize that this is likely and pretty standard for a toddler, but I'm used to the thouroughness of our regular doctor. Noah's pulmonologist, neurologist, nephrologist, and otolaryngologist all really don't like it when he has fevers and in the past every fever (even the little 99 ones that he got when teething) warrented a chest x-ray and a urine culture and if it didn't go away in a few days blood tests as well. Is Noah really big, strong, and healthy enough to warrent only a check on the ears and a pat on the head? Is this new doctor underestimating the medical issues of a healthy-looking 2 year old? Only time will tell...

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