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Thursday, January 29, 2009

A moment to enjoy...

Over the past few months, we've been dealing with my four year old having really bad eczema. She was referred to a specialist, but they couldn't get her in until today. The specialist walked in, took one look at her, said he knew exactly what was wrong, and promised me a new child within a week. And after his thorough exam and explanation, I believe him.

But that's not the point of my story.

As he examined her, he asked me questions like, "Does she have more behavioral issues than usual?" YES! "Is she grouchy?" YES!

He looked at me and said, "Your daughter is exhausted. She's not getting any sleep because she tosses and turns all night scratching."

Makes sense.

And then he says to me the beautiful words...

"You need to sedate your daughter."

Yes, my friends. FINALLY. Someone who understands my problem. She. Does. Not. Stop. Ever. And this sweet, lovely doctor, looks me in the eye and tells me that the crazy child who drives me nuts really does need to be sedated.

YES!!!

Okay, I know, I should probably not be so excited. But seriously, I never imagined that as the doctor questioned me about my daughter's behavior, and told him about how she drove me nuts, that his answer would be to sedate her. How many times do you wish that were the answer to your problems? And before I get concerned messages or folks sending me to social services, you should know that she's on a very strict medical regimen. And the "sedative" is actually a medication she needs for multiple purposes, and one of the side effects of said medication is that it's a sedative.

However it is such a relief to know that I don't have a horrible child. A lot of the things she's been doing and driving me nuts are, as the doctor put it, because she feels terrible and doesn't have a clue what's going on in her little body. And yes, it is pretty darn funny that part of the solution is to sedate her.

Just let me enjoy my moment.

6 comments:

Jana said...

LOL Dream!

Glad you finally got some solid answers that will help her...and help you! That it has such a lovely side effect is just a bonus. ;-) Hope the wee one feels better soon.

justspeaz.com said...

Oh my goodness, there are some days I wish a Dr would tell me my kids need to be sedated! I'm glad you got some answers!

Jessica said...

Oh, that poor girl! Did he say why she can't sleep?
And poor you too. That is funny about the sedation. LOL

I hopped over here 'cause I saw that Seekerville gave you an award. :-) Congratulations!

Jenny B. Jones said...

Sedate her--ha! Thanks for the blog award last week, by the way. That's so awesome!

Hey, as a girl with some crazy health issues myself, have you researched food allergies? (You needed more advice, right?) Gluten intolerance can lead to eczema and all sorts of ick stuff. Okay, shutting up now... ; )

EllenToo said...

So glad you finally got your little darling to the right doctor and you got some answers that will help. As for as sedating a child well a doctor told my parents to give my younger brother benedryl every night to help him sleep. This was 50 some odd years ago, but it did have a sedative effect on him as well as helping with his allergies.

Danica/Dream said...

She's doing much better. I can't believe how much the treatment is helping her.

Jen, I'd never tell you to shut up.