I was too depressed to mention this before, but our replacement pediatrician apparently moved to Toronto in the summer. So once again we are without a doctor. Sadly Dr Lynn does not seem to be coming back, which was Elizabeth's suggestion when I told her.
In any case, Michael had a well baby checkup this morning and was supposed to get his shots, but he's had a low grade fever on and off and has not been eating much of anything for the last two weeks. We figure he's teething and he has a miserable cold so this isn't terribly surprising, and while the doctor agreed that could be the problem apparently not eating and low fever can also be a symptom of a UTI. Since Michael has mild hydronephrosis, UTIs are something everyone gets excited about and we found ourselves headed to CHEO for a urine sample.
"Can't a clinic do a urine sample?" I wondered. Apparently not since she wanted results that day. There is a silver lining though, because our wonderful neighbour who is herself a pediatrician heard my tale of woe and may have found us a family doctor.
Anyway, Amelia has been under the weather for a little while, and her cough has been getting somewhat spectactular. I was hoping that she could be seen at the same time as Michael, but the well baby doctor not only refused to listen to her lungs but since it was "appointments only" we had to go halfway across the city with her and wait an hour to be seen. Unhelpful well baby doctor did pronounce it her opinion that Amelia should be seen today. So we did that before going to CHEO. Just as well, because doctor number two listened to her lungs and immediately prescribed Biaxin, a puffer AND a chest xray.
After a quick lunch consisting mainly of popcorn, we picked Daddy up from home and I took Michael to emerg and Daddy took Amelia to the xray department to see if she had pneumonia. It didn't take too long to determine that Michael did not have a UTI. I declined to waste anymore ER time and headed home without seeing the doctor in time to get the kids from the bus and take them to their evening activities. I'm assuming Amelia doesn't have pneumonia either but we haven't actually heard.