A few months ago my 1 in a half year old baby girl was having symptoms of weezing and a fever. When I would listen closely it sounded like it was coming from her throat. My husband and I were definately worried so we rushed her to the Jennie Stuart Medical Center ER. They did ex-rays and were worried about her lungs cause of the weezing, gave her albuteral treatments and sent her home with the diagnosis of Active Airway Disease. All throughout the night as a mother i still just had a bad feeling that something else was wrong. My baby girl had no changes except when I gave her baby motrin. The next day she was gasping for air and the albuteral we were giving her made it worse. I finally got her in to her regular doctor. As soon as the doctor come in he listened to her breathing. He said the same thing i said prior to the ER visit, that it was coming from her throat. He decided to do a strep culture on her. It come back positive. My baby girls throat was almost swollen shut. He also said the albuteral was making it worse and that it was a good thing i got her in when i did cause she definately needed antibiotics. Active Airway
Disease and strep are two totally different things. I don't understand why the ER never checked her throat. As a mother I use to have trust in doctors but now im not so sure. My daughter could have died if I would have just said well the ER has to be right. It scares me that the doctors at Jennie Stuart Medical Center arn't doing their jobs. I think everyone out their needs to know don't always trust a first opinion from a doctor. My baby girl was too little to tell me where it hurt. The doctors at Jennie Suart Medical Center should have checked my daughter throat like i asked. Im not a doctor but Im a mother and I thank God my motherly instincts kicked in.