i am so so worried about my Lemala's health?

Doris - posted on 04/04/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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who do you trust? the ER doctor? or your Primary doc?? they seem to both never agree?

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Julie - posted on 04/07/2012

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Stay with your [rimary doctor who knows the history but always get a 2nd opinion should there be a doubt in your mind.



I use the internet often WEBMD.COM and keep myself educated on healthy issues...

Yurena - posted on 04/06/2012

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(Just read the rest. If you are not happy with the doctor definitely look for a second opinion. I'm afraid with penumonia you do need medication, but it's never wrong to look for reassurance. All the best. xxx)

Yurena - posted on 04/06/2012

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Well, normally I'd trust the GP, they've got all your info and are not in a hurry. My boy had a massive burn and we took him to ER, 'superficial, no scarring', 3 days on a row, 3 different doctors. When my GP saw him (all by chance really) he turned green, called the children's hospital and we had to spent the night there. We went to hospital daily for many weeks and finally had to have a graft. He's on medication and has a special sleeve 24h a day to keep the scarring bumping flat, it'll take 12-18months to see a 'final' result, but he'll always have a scar.

What's the matter with your little one? Have you consulted a Health visitor too? They see all sort of kids illnesses.xxx

Janessa - posted on 04/05/2012

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Depends on who your primary doctor is. Mine, I would trust him over the ER any day. In fact the first time I needed possible hospital time with one of my children I went to him first. Because she needed anesthesia I ended up at the hospital. I think at the ER they are oftentimes worried about protocol and legal issues, if you get a good doctor that you can trust you can get a more honest answer.

Doris - posted on 04/05/2012

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Thank you Amy, I told my daughter in law the same thing about the seeking another doctor that may be of real interest to their needs. I feel as if this doctor has no compassion for my granddaughter Lemala. it's just hard when she got pneumonia, it was the worst ever, to see her so weak and sick and the coughing was too much and very painful for a child that was only a little over 1 yrs old. I worry even more that her lungs will be so damaged by her coughing and the medication that they just keep giving her and it's like it'll work and then the cough is back. I am grateful for your response. thank you Amy.. we will look for another pediatrician.

Amy - posted on 04/04/2012

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I always trust my primary doctor over an er doctor. ER doctors treat many many patients and they see lots of patients and not many more then once so they get some information but may not get to see the links to maybe past illnesses. Your primary doctor generally has more time with patients have access to all your medical information and should be taking the time to try and find out what's wrong. If you question your primary doctor it may be best to seek a second opinion or perhaps seek the help of the specialist. If you don't think your primary isn't doing anything it may be time to switch doctors entirely. I have to say when I was pregnant my husband and I interviewed pediatricians and I've been very happy with our decision.

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