- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017
So I may be in the minority here? im not sure…either way… I do not run my son to the doctor for every single little thing that comes up. My grandmother is HORRIBLE about this. My son sneezes and she says i need to take him to the doctor. He has a heat rash…take him to the doctor….He gets hives from some unknown thing that go away in like 10 min….take him to the er. Every single little thing she is convinced is some horrible something that requires a doctors visit or antibiotics.
A couple things… I do not believe in giving my son antibiotics all the time. those were shoved down my throat as a kid and as an adult I have had a hard time finding ones that will work for me when I have really needed them because im immune to most common ones. it sucks. So I have only taken him in and given him antiobiotics when he’s actually needed them to get better. Otherwise we use home remedies and over the counter meds to keep him comfy until things get better. Thus far that has worked fine and I think I am a pretty good judge of when to take him in.
The point of this post is to see if im just some horrible beast for being upset about this and to vent so Im sorry if this comes out long 🙁 …. Keep in mind while reading that it has been near a 100 the past few days here in chicago and in the 80’s yesterday while my son had a baseball game. He sweats like crazy and if he does not shower immediately after his games he will get itchy and irritated (as would anyone!) because of how much he sweats. Not to mention just from a possible heat rash which is really common at his age and in kids in general. The past couple days he has had some itching and rough patches on his skin. the two times he told me and I looked and seen it I gave him benadryl and put some cortisone lotion on him and within minutes he was fine. To me it looks like heat rash or maybe possibly a slight allergic reaction. Another thing I should mention is that we all have horrible seasonal allergies. I randomly will get a swollen spot on my lip or itchy eyes or whatever and so its not uncommon for us to deal with this stuff in my family. Basically I have not been alarmed by this itchy rash type thing the past few days. It does not require a doctors visit just yet IMO. He has gone to an allergy specialist so we know the things that will affect him and unfortunately its things that we cannot really avoid so we have to just deal with the symptoms as they happen. He does take claritinzyrtec when necessary and we keep an epi pen in the house and my purse at all times just in case.
This morning he woke up and scratched his arm. My grandmother seen and checked it out and starting flipping out because he was itchy again (this is the third time in the past day and a half). Its not bad itching, he does not complain and it has cleared itself up on its own even. Even he keeps saying “its not bad!!! its just an itch!!” and he’s 7. He is not worried, I am not worried and I am almost positive its one of the few things I thought originally, allergies or from sweating so easily and so much. Its not causing any other symptoms and he is not suffering badly from it. I just got into a huge battle with my grandmother because she actually fought with me about me needing to leave work, keep him from school and go take him to the doctor immediately. I disagree, so does his father, and my son even told me on the phone “no mom, im fine. it was just a small itchy spot. its not red or getting worse so I really am ok”. But my grandmother is just throwing a fit over this with me. I said I would look at it when I got home from work but for now I think he is fine. His school knows about his allergies and they have what they need from me to take care of him if necessary. I should also point out that thus far the worst we have had to deal with is sinus issues and itchy eyes and the occasional break out of hives (I think two in his whole life so far) when it comes to his allergies. So its not that bad.
I really don’t know what to do. I just cannot win in this situation. If I take him, that won’t be enough to shut her up because unless they give him some kind of serious medication and its treated as she sees fit it will not be enough. I think im making the right choice here but I am kind of feeling th pressure and am being made to feel like im neglecting my son or something because I wont take him right away when it does not seem bad to me at this point. If you got this far reading I reall appreciate it!
Sorry for the rambling lol but im pretty frustrated right now 🙁