It has been quite a week. I left work early Monday morning to pick up Zoe because daycare said she wasn’t herself. Her doctor was all booked up, so I saw another in the practice. I didn’t feel right about his diagnosis and Zoe started deteriorating pretty quickly. Tuesday morning I called the second her doctor office opened and demanded to see her doctor ASAP. I am SO thankful I did! She was misdiagnosed Monday and it was pretty serious by Tuesday. Her doctor took his time with her, even called in two other doctors for a second and third opinion. We got her on a treatment plan and on the road to recovery. I tell you all this to say, you are your only advocate. And if you are a parent, you are your child’s only advocate. Speak up if you feel something isn’t right or you want someone to take another look. There is a reason you have that feeling in your gut and you go with it!
So with all that being said, I am behind on life this week. The back end of my blog is messed up somewhere and all the comments from the last week and a half haven’t been coming to my email and that is why you haven’t had a response. I am so sorry. I have read each and every one of them though and I do appreciate them! I am going to respond back to those of you who asked questions today and will try to get to the rest when they come back through my email. Technology has not been my friend this week in many areas of life.
Let’s move on to my favorites before I write a novel.
Favorite Moments: I have the best mother in law ever. She came with me Tuesday morning when I took Zoe back to the doctor and checked in numerous times. She worked her day around yesterday so that she could keep Zoe and I could make an appearance at the office.
I also have the best sister ever. Tracy used some sick hours Wednesday to come see Zoe because she just had to see for herself that Zoe was ok. She hung around my house most of the day and snuggled Zoe and played with her and let me get some work done.
Yesterday when I went to the office, a coworker and I grabbed salads from Newks. It was nice to catch up and get out of the house for a little while. And actually eat an entire meal uninterrupted.
Favorite Recipe: Some days, I am all about the one pan meals. How delicious does this Mexican skillet look?
Favorite Lust: I am starting to put my Christmas wish list together, I think this is going to the top.
Seriously you guys, this is my life struggle…
Me: I am going to set aside time today to look good. Me arriving at work…
When you get an email from corporate saying the office can close early…
Linking up with Amanda. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!
Ah that’s so frustrating about Zoe, but so glad you knew something still wasn’t right so you took her to get another opinion. I hope she’s doing better and you guys can get some much needed resting and relaxing in this weekend. Love that bag- it looks like the perfect size!
I’m all about trusting your gut and it’s so good that you pushed them to check her again. It’s frustrating that doctors can be so negligent like that 🙁 Hope she gets better fast!
Ugh that’s awful that you had such a hard time with the docs! I hope Zoe starts feeling better soon. Every time sickness strikes around here, it really takes over the whole week. It’s hard to get back on track!
Oh sweetie, you are the BEST mama bear, so sorry sweet girl has been sick, I know how helpless you feel as a mom but you did the right thing and I hope she is feeling much better! What sweet family members you have! Lay low this weekend and snuggle with your sweeties! xo HUGS!
Oh my gosh, I hope she is okay! Is she feeling better today? Poor baby. I truly believe in seeking a second opinion (or more if needed). Hope you all get some rest this weekend. I laughed out loud at the “book my place in hell” meme…
Oh no, sorry about sweet little Zoe! Hope she is feeling better. So glad you have great people to help you out. Ah that salad from Newks, I love that place for lunch when I’m in a town with one. Have a great weekend!
100% on the health advocacy. I’m glad Zoe is on the mend but how scary. Screw the comment replies and everything else and just get back in your life groove and make sure your girl is okay.
That is so scary about the misdiagnosis! I’m so glad to hear that Zoe is doing better. PHEW!
I’m so glad that you were able to get into her actual doctor & get things straightened out! That’s so scary! The Mexican skillet looks really good!
Pre-booking my place in Hell is a real thing. Lol
SO glad Zoe is doing better and you followed your gut and you have such an amazing support system!! Dang girl, that all sounds so scary! I hope this weekend is nice and relaxing and healing for you all!
oh my gosh Nadine, that is so scary and upsetting about Zoe and the doctor. I’m glad you listened to your gut and were able to get her in quickly with her doctor. Hope this weekend is good and no-one is sick!
Oh my goodness, I’m so glad that you insisted on going back to the doctor! I agree that you really have to advocate for yourself in the medical system – It’s unfortunate that that is the case but WE are the ones who know ourselves/our kids the best and you need to trust your instincts! I’m glad to hear she’s on the mend.
I’m so sorry to hear about Zoe being sick, but glad that you went with your gut and she’s now on the path to recovery. That’s wonderful your family was able to help out 🙂 Also that recipe looks delicious (and I’m pretty sure I have all the ingredients—maybe dinner tonight?)
Haha the one about spending all your money on clothes and food is so me. I only have a bout 980 things in my closet but there are days I literally have no clue what to wear lol. I guess it’s hard when pajamas aren’t socially acceptable to wear out. 😉
Oh poor Zoe! I hope that she is starting to feel better now. Yes, misdiagnosis is so hard! 🙁 Glad you were able to speak up and get her treatment. 🙂 Also glad that you have lovely family in your lives who can help out when things are hard! That’s so awesome. I hope that you guys had a great weekend! 🙂 XO – Alexandra
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