Thursday, November 5, 2009

Oh, Doctor

After battling a horrible cough that he'd shared with his Mommy all weekend, I took Joseph in to see his new doctor, Dr. Bacchus (do you think she'd think it's funny if I asked her for a glass of wine?---probably not), and she determined that he just had a bad cold, nothing more.

Nevertheless, the culture came back negative and we were sent on our way with instructions to rest, drink lots of fluids, and take Tylenol as needed.

Today, THREE DAYS LATER, they called to say that the Quick Test was wrong (as it can be) and that he has Strep.

Ugh....poor baby.

On a lighter side, I also once had a OB/GYN named Dr. Breast.

Have fun with that one.

1 comment:

Julie Weaver said...

That's why they do 2 tests, the "rapid" is just that...will pop positive if it's a blazing case of strep...if it was just starting, it might come back negative. A TRUE culture takes time to "culture"...THREE DAYS is standard to grow the bacteria. In the good ol' days, the docs would send you home with antibiotics to take preventatively until the culture came back, then if negative, you could stop taking the meds. Now, thanks to the "Super Bugs", this is no longer the case as we have caused MRSA and VRE to enter our lives.