Wednesday, May 2, 2007

S-C-A-R-E-Y


So something is wrong with Little Bit and no one seems to know what it is. Steven and I are completely freaked out but doctors don't seem to be too concerned. This morning I once again had to take her to the doctor for another ear infection (2 in less then 7 days). We get a new antibiotic and I gave her one dose and sent her on her way to daycare.


Around 3 o'clock day care calls to tell me that Soph's arms were turning blue.....again!!! So I of course freaked out and called the doctor (but only got to talk to the receptionist) she talks to the doc and he says that I could pick her up and keep and eye on her or take her to the ER...So for the 1st time I got pissed off at him. The last time he was pretty concerned about it and he immediately took her off of the antibiotic and switched her to a new one. Well this time he didn't even mention the antibiotic!!! So I felt like I had no choice but to take her to the ER!


So when i got her daycare her arms were definitely purple with a few "pink" spots just like the last time...and sure enough by the time I got her to the ER...it had faded...it only seems to last about 45 minutes.


The ER doc said that he honestly had no idea what the problem is...he said that it "could" be an allergic reaction to the meds so we might want to go to an allergy doc to have her tested for medicine reactions. He said that Raynaud's Phenonemon (which is what my doctor had called it back when it happened the first time) usually only affects the hands not up the entire arm...and it is not usually caused by drug reactions. He gave her a new antibiotic and sent us on our way.



I just have a sickening feeling that there is more to the story. A kid's arms shouldn't turn eggplant purple for 45 minutes! It's just a gut feeling I have. The 1st time it happened I just felt as though it was NOT a drug reaction. Now I am HORRIBLE about playing doctor and self diagnosing so maybe it is just my paranoia kicking in. Granted she doesn't seem to be in pain when it happens but what if one day it lasts longer then 45 minutes and her hands start to go numb!


11 comments:

Jonathan's Mommy said...

I can definitely see why this frightens you! I would be in the exact same boat. I think, personally, that I would check into this further. Maybe (and hopefully) it's nothing to worry about, but I am a 100% beliver in a mother's instinct. You are right that there is nothing "normal" about bright purple arms. I hope you get to the bottom of this and that is is nothing serious! Keep us posted!

Neurotic Att'y said...

I think it's time to get a second opinion from another pediatrician...and maybe a third. There is nothing wrong with double-checking your PCP. It's just too strange that this keeps happening.

In the meantime, I hate to underplay the seriousness of your post, but I LOVE that picture of Sophie B! It almost distracted me from the text itself!

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Wendy said...

I am with you- it would freak me out some. I have actually self diagnosed via the internet, and then taken them BACK to the doctor to confirm the diagnosis. So, I don't know, sometimes I freak myself out more, other times it has healped with a diagnosis. Anyways, I would get a second opinion, and if they come up with nothing alos, chances are they right. But it can't hurt to get it looked into further! That picture is to die for!!

Janice said...

You know Sophie best - not your doctor, so if you think there is something else,then I say go for a second opinion - I don't think it would hurt to see what other doctor's think. I'm so sorry Sophie has to got through all this stuff but hopefully you will be able to find out what's wrong.

Love her outfit and pigtails, by the way!

Twin Mommy Law Chick said...

Poor Sophie B!!!! I hope you can find out what the problem is. Are her hands and arms cold when this happens or is it just color change?? I second the suggestion about maybe getting another opinion or something. I really hope the allergist can tell you something. Maybe there’s some dye in the medicine that doesn’t sit well with her. Ok, there I go diagnosing now!

On another note, Sophie has to be well so she can come to the kids’ non-birthday party! Emma keeps talking about how she wants Sophie NOW for her birthday party. It’s gone from just wanting Soapie for her birthday to “SOAPIE NOW!”. Hehe. I told her that Miss Sophie is planning on attending.

Maria said...

OK, I agree with you, I dont care what the dr says this would make me nervous and I would have taken her to the ER. Not that the ER docs are usually that great, a trip to the ER usually involves alot of sitting around and waiting, and waiting and waiting. I hope that she is feeling ok.

On a different note, I love the hair!!

Christie Blankenship said...

My kids doctor always goes on my gut instinct. If you think something else is going on I would persue it further. The only thing bad that could happen is they say your nuts, and for your babies sake who cares what they think? It might turn out to be something that needs taken care of. Better safe than sorry!!

Erin said...

Good for you- ALWAYS trust your instincts. I would get a second opinion asap.
love the picture!

Elizabeth said...

You really need to get a second opinion, first for Sophie so they can figure out what is going on with the poor little girl and, second, so you won't always wonder if you should have! Stick with your gut...you'll feel better to know what is causing it or to know that the first doctor was right and nothing was wrong. You win either way! I love the picture...she is adorable.

Anne said...

Kim, so sorry you guys are going through this. I know what it's like to be frustrated because you want some answers and can't seem to get any. I would definitely go for the second opinion too.....

please keep us posted