~Sweetness & QUACKS!!

Awww, now that is SWEETNESS! Baby Boo and King love each other so much. I took this pic the other day while going through my things and I just had to share it with you.

On another note, I FINALLY broke down and went to urgent care today, (both Sydney and I) only to be told after 2+ weeks of being sick, that they are not going to give us anything! Keep doing what we are doing, he said. So, hack all day, feel like crap 24/7 and hack all night....all the while, feeling like you are going through a fog...oh and not to mention, our chests are tight and the other junk, I won't go in too. He said if he gives us a Z-pack in 5 years they won't help and if he gives us predisone, that since that is a steriod (used for reducing inflammation in the bronc's for asthma patience) that in years to come it will give me osteoprosis (sp) and also weaken my immune system and stay sick longer!

So, then I ask can you at least give Sydney a pres. cough syrup? She coughs all night long and gets a terrible night sleep. NO, he said. We should have never been giving children the stronger cough medicine to begin with! He says I do not want you to leave frustrated today......I said, BUT I AM. I said, more or less, you are just telling me to suffer. He said to give Sydney 5ml of Honey before bed. Yeah, whatever! So, I wasted my time and money and for what? Just suffer. He even went off into the INFLUENZA area and said that is most likely what we had....WHAT????? I said. He said, I could give you tests, but that would be very expensive and the medicine that was set aside for that this year, is not even touching it. What do our symptoms have to do with that!

Now you can all see why I wait so long to go to the doctors! I was laying down last night on the couch (which is not like me) before the girls went to bed...put them to bed at about 8:30, I laid back down, slept on the couch until 6 this morning and went to my bed, slept until 10 am. I think that is the most sleep I have gotten in a looooong time. But, I still feel awful! So, I say that 95% of Doctors are QUACKS and today, that young doctor ticked me off with his "this statisic and that statisic and all of the proven facts show this....I JUST WANTED TO FEEL BETTER!

Sorry for the long post and compaining, but I had to vent. I hope ya'all have good day. Tata for now. ~Tonya


primitive basketcase said...

I feel for all of you. There is a nasty virus going around this year. I hope you all getting feeling better soon.

Cindy A said...

Tonya, try putting vicks and then socks on before bed. It sounds crazy but I swear by it. Works for coughing also.

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Oh, I hope you guys feel better soon. We had that nastiness in our household about a month ago. I feel your pain! Hoping you'll be on the mend soon.

Phillane E'lee said...

Oh my friend I am so sorry. That is terrible. I have heard that back to the doctors & more money.
I wish there was something I could do to help. Getting rest should help your body. Hope you get more. Prayers for you and Sydney.

Oh the kitties are so sweet.. Makes me wanna snuggle up with them. How adorable. Thank you for sharing that sweet picture.

Feel better soon. Hugs,Pea

Heidi said...

Obviously I don't know what you have but I have been to doctors like that. When I need something to keep me going I go to a nurse practitioner who has had children and a job. She can't always make me better overnight but she definitely helps me endure what ails I have. My new favorite medicine is "Benzonatate". It makes the mucus thinner and therefore keeps you from coughing in people's face. Also I had an holisitic friend who told me to make the bath as hot as I could stand it and add like a cup of sea salt and a pound of epsom salts and soak for 15 minutes get out and go to bed. I did this during a 2 week episdoe of brochitis and when I woke up I was over it. Don't ask me why it worked cause I have no idea. One more thing about prevention is a daily multi-vitamin. I take a children's chewable most days and find I am healthier during the winter. Good luck to you and your child. Find a new doctor or nurse practitioner. I've had it with the good intentions of the hands off and you'll get better type.

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...


What we all need in the northern climate is some good olde fashioned warm sunshine..

Sounds like bronchitis in a way..

drink lots of liquids, drink orange juice , eat some chicken soup .. have you tried nyquil or Aleve capsules. the aleve you have to get from over the counter, not what's on the counter.. maybe some Vick's salve.. I live by that stuff ! put some vick's on at night on your chest with a hot dry cloth over it.. I put a dry wash cloth on top of the toaster and heat it that way..
Call me in the morning ! :o)
Hugs and hope you and your daughter get better asap !

Pots 'n Prims said...

Oh hun! I feel your pain! I had the same crud back in January & after 5 days of horrid sickness, finally broke down & went to my family dr. Who told me to take 2 aleve twice a day & I would be better in 14 days! Grrrr!!! And it took almost 3 weeks before I was "better". Hang in there & hope you feel better soon!!
Oh another note ~ dh went to an urgent care on Saturday for a headache & fever (after having it for 2 days) and HE got a z-pack!! I was like what?!!
Go figure!!

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Oh, I have to second the multi vitamin.. I take centrum and they do help.

Vicks Salve tonight !

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Weird doctor. Pretty kitties.

Anonymous said...

Well poopy, that is horrible. I am sorry my friend...No relief huh? Well, aint that dandy... I would have said, um I ain't paying you for nothing... LOL...Poor Syd and poor you, now give yourself a day off, although I know you wont! I have had the same crud for 4 weeks now, it even came back once, that was nice... I am sorry sweet tart... Hugs, MO

~Tonya said...

Thank you to ALL of you for your well wishes, thoughts, ideas and just plain support with your comments. I sure do appreciate every single one of them.

Hugs to all of you great gals!

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Hi Tonya..
I think I'd be ticked yo after a DR's visit like that! No bedside manners whats so ever!
Hope you guys are better real soon!