Monday, December 14, 2009

New Pediatrician

We kept jumping from pediatrician to pediatrician for months. In March of 2008, we decided to just take Noah to our family doctor. He couldn't do any worse than the other pediatricians had. Dr. R agreed to see Noah as a patient. Shortly after, Dr. R was away and Noah became sick. We took him to the ER and he was diagnosed with bronchiolitis (again!). We were told to get him into his doctor with the next 3 days. We couldn't reach Dr. R, so we took a chance and called a new pediatrician in a town about 10 miles away. This was the best thing that could have ever happened! We made an appointment to see Dr. H for the following day. He took one look at Noah and said, "I don't want to step on any toes, but this kid has some issues that need taken care of." Spidey and I looked at each other and said, "okay". Dr. H then pointed out some very interesting things. Here's what he noted:

1. Noah had rosey-red cheeks that everyone thought were so cute. Turns out they were actually patches of eczema!
2. Noah's tonsils were terribly enlarged, nearly obstructing his breathing.
3. Noah had other signs of serious allergies.
4. Noah had wheezing....major wheezing.

Dr. H diagnosed Noah with eczema, allergies, enlarged tonsils, and moderate asthma. We left his office with prescriptions for allergy meds, eczema cream, a nebulizer and a follow-up appointment. We had decided that Dr. H was going to be Noah's new pediatrician.