William’s Doctor Visit for Diagnosis

Even though William has been very healthy so far, for which we are, of course, grateful, we did expect him to get sick from time to time. Over the last few days he’d had a stuffy nose and was even hitting himself on the side of his head. We didn’t know if he was teething, sick or was having something else going on, however, we decided it was a good idea for him to see a doctor.

As it wasn’t a normal check up visit, they let him wear clothes on the scale. He seems to like this much better than being cold and naked. None of the doctors he had seen was available, so I’d made him an appointment for him with Dr. C., which Matt took him to.

Dr. C gave him a very thorough exam. As he was hitting his head, she thought that it might be an ear infection, which are quite common for babies. William seemed to know what was coming.

She carefully looked in his ears and his nose. He was very good and not that squirmy. He even stuck out his tongue when she put a tongue depressor on it (which Matt did not get .a photo of as it happened quickly). Perhaps he thought he was going to get fed.

She even checked his ears a second time, which he seemed a lot less happy with.

However, to her surprise, he did not have an ear infection. He did have a mild fever and stuffed up nose however.


So, she just suggested Matt and I continue using his nasal syringe on him, and he should be better soon. Dr. C said she thinks he’s in the middle of it and through the worst of the systems. He definitely gets great care at the pediatric practice. I do wish they had later hours so that I could go to appointments after work time.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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