Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Something is wrong with my little girl

and they want us to wait until next November to figure out whats going on. I think not.

My darling daughter is all over the place at the moment. She wont eat, at all, last week she went 3 days on a half a banana and a cruskit with cream cheese. She isn't sleeping at night and now she's getting this horrible burn like rash all over her face when she DOES eat something. And its hurting her, she keeps putting her hands over her mouth and saying" oww mummy".

I feel awful for her. So i did what any good parent would do and took her to the doctor. He weighed her and found that she has lost MORE weight in the past 2 weeks. She now she is officially 2.5 k under weight and her growth has stalled. He gave me a wrinkled up " this is concerning" look and immediately refered her to a paediatrician at the hospital.

I thought this was good news! See a specialist and figure out whats wrong, Right?

WRONG. The first available appointment is 26 November 2009. They want me to wait a YEAR for an appointment because my baby wont eat and is losing weight, not to mention this scary rash....

I feel so totally helpless. We are looking into private practices but financially its going to be a blow - we have no private health insurance and minimal savings. But for her, we'd do anything. But even that's a waiting game. Nobody can see her immediately, everyone is booked solid.

I've lost 4 babies, I'll be damned if I'm going to let my only daughter slip away because of some stupid hospital bureaucrats.

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