"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

~ Gordon B. Hinckley

October 18, 2010

Camille's first trip to Montgomery...

Camille's skin has been giving us FITS from day one.
First there was the Jaundice and now she has a common newborn rash called
erythema toxicum: a common rash that begins in the first few days after birth and is characterized by small blotchy red areas with a raised yellow or white center. There may be quite a few lesions, especially on the trunk and they will continue to pop up during the first week to ten days of life and will then go away without treatment in the next 5-7 days.

It looked pretty bad so I called the Pediatrician (Dr. T) in Montgomery Saturday night and he agreed to meet us at his office Sunday morning 9am... yes, SUNDAY morning. :)
So, Patrick got home from working his 24 hr. shift at the Fire Department and we loaded up and headed to The Big City. We arrived early at the pediatrician's office and turned off the car but left the Garmin and both of our phone chargers plugged in. After about 10 minutes of waiting, I asked P to crank up the car because I was getting hot. He turned the key... and NOTHING, we ran the car battery down. Dr. T arrives and Patrick MAKES me swear on my life that I wouldn't tell him our car battery was dead. Patrick nor myself wanted to ask this man to meet us at his office on a Sunday morning to check out our baby's skin rash and THEN on top of that ask him to jump off our car! So, Patrick remained outside calling everyone: AAA, Family Members, and local mechanic shops! Dr. T somehow caught on that something was wrong and I ended up telling him about our ordeal. We were so embarrassed! HE insisted on jumping us off... but, by this time my brother was on his way with jumper cables in tow.

After the appointment we head back out to the car to wait on my brother...
Now, picture this:

Patrick in the driver's seat, car in neutral, door open, scooting the car backwards with his left foot to the pavement. Christy in the passenger seat breastfeeding Camille. AND- Dr. T at the front door of his office starring at us... wishing we would let him help.


Camille's rash is clearing up and we go back to Dr. T on Thursday for a follow-up appt.

1 comment:

Kimberly. said...

Awww.What a sweet Doctor! Hope check up goes well this week.