Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What I Learned This Week- Trust Your Instincts.

What I Learned this week...

You can never be too over-zealous when it comes to the health of your children. The last couple weeks as my B has been sick off and on, I worried a little bit about taking her into the doctor for a simple virus that they wouldn't be able to do anything about. I don't know how many times I have taken one of my children into the doctor only to be sent home because "it's viral" or "we just need to wait it out."

I do believe that sometimes doctors dismiss mothers too much. I do believe that we jump to conclusions often because they are our very own precious babies. But last week when I called the nurse at our pediatrician's office to see if I should bring B in or not what I really wanted to do was just take her in to be checked out. I'm over the guilt thing (kind of) but my initial instinct was to bring her in and I ignored it.

So, I learned - don't ignore my mommy instincts. Even if they turn out to be wrong I know I will feel better next time that followed my gut.

And some other random lessons learned...

  • I learned that Spring Break was fun with my kiddos and it went way too fast. We spent some time at a museum but mostly just hung out at home. It was pretty low key and that is just fine by me!

  • I learned that I am EXCITED to be leaving for a women's retreat this Friday! Hello beach, here I come. I've missed you so much.

  • I learned that I HATE dieting and that you should probably not start one the week before the Easter Bunny brings chocolate bunnies and jelly beans to your house.

  • I learned last night that the show "24" just might give me heart failure. What is T thinking?!?!? I don't want to spoil so I won't spill any details here but if you watched it last night, you know what I am talking about. I'm actually so bummed! Seriously, that is one kick-bahooty show!

For more lessons learned this week, head on over to Musings of a Housewife

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The Real Me! said...

Great wisdom shared! I can totally relate to the diet thing too. That was a set up for failure wasn't it? LOL.

Kellie said...

Yes, I think you're right. I don't know if you read Tiffani at Bears and Belles be she talks about having trust her instinct and follow through to be an advocate (she said it differently, but thats the gist!) for her sick daughter last week while in the hospital.

Its so easily said, and not so easily done. I think you are doing a great job of learning from this incident, and encouraging others to learn from it to!!

Have an awesome time at the retreat!

Lori said...

Great post! I think God gave us that mother's intuition for a reason, and we're definitely the best advocates for our kids' health. And for the record, I also insisted on a dr's appt last week and was told that it was a viral thing. Humph. ;)

Musings of a Housewife said...

Have FUN at the beach, and I had to skim real fast over your 24 comments b/c I haven't seen it yet.

Anita said...

I think a mother's instinct is a strong force......you won't ever forget it.
I like stay at home vacations too, not that getting away isn't nice, but balance...and at home your wallet isn't hit so hard.
I hope your retreat is wonderful, as a woman who just returned from the beach I can just say......soak it in!
Take care

Hillcrest Cottage said...

Moms really do know best...I believe that very strongly.

JanMary said...

A womens retreat and a beach - in the same sentence? Sounds perfect.


Terra said...

MOMMY INSTINCTS are always right. Enough said.

The Tree Swing said...

Ive learned since I diagnosed logan with autism before anyone else that I LISTEN to that voice.

I took Ava to the dr twice in two weeks cause I knew she had strep throat,cause we all had it( ryan and i had strep and another kind of throat infection which rendered us useless at the same time ) her pediatrician dismissed us and wouldnt even culture here saying she didnt have the strep symptoms

I took her to our ENT and guess what ? YES she did have strep and it had gotten INTO HER EARS !!!

YUP and last week during her well check her peid said well I didnt see where she had strep that much and I said she sees the ENT for all ear and throat problems and she seemed offended and you know what ? I DONT CARE, they didnt listen to me and I was right,lol

glad she's feelin better

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