A mother's intuition...there is nothing like it. One just knows when something isn't quite right. Any mother can tell you she has sensed it at some point in her journey. About two months ago our youngest was diagnosed with asthma. We went to a highly respected pulmonologist whom I personally think is wonderful. We listened intently as he described her condition and what can be done to control it. We left feeling hopeful that with the medicine she will be able to carry on as usual. She was put on three different medicines.
After about a month we began noticing behaviors that were bothersome. At home she became aggressive and more stubborn than usual =) At school is where she became withdrawn and weepy. I was going over everything in my mind and trying so hard to figure out what could be causing this change. She is normally a very happy, joking and very loving three year old. So, I called the pulmonologist and we sat down together to try and come to a conclusion. I had been doing some research at home and found out the one of her meds is sometimes known for such behavior...even scarier...it can be much worse...depression and suicidal thoughts. I knew in my heart and mind, I wanted her off and now. The doctor didn't even try to convince me otherwise. He said take her off and let's see what happens. I was so relieved that he agreed with me but at the same time I was thinking to myself, "my goodness how many children are on this medicine and going through this?"
I am happy to say she is back to her happy self and our family is so ecstatic. Her teachers worked with us and kept a log of her behavior at school and yes, it has been much better. She is playing and trying to make friends. This is what a three year old should be doing.
So, parents...if you have an intuition about something, anything...go with it. Follow your heart because you are probably right. No one on this planet knows your children better than you. Not doctors, not teachers, not relatives...you.
Today I am thankful I followed my intuition and my love bug is back to herself.
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 16 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic daughters. My blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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