I will be bringing up all of Joshua’s issues – from his frequent & lingering colds (and likely ear infections) to his snoring and poor breathing at night. I strongly feel we need to have his adenoids removed and this is what I want to discuss tomorrow. I’m sure the doctor will agree with me, but taking my children to new doctors always makes me nervous. I prefer a more holistic, natural approach to things (we seriously delay vaccinating our children for one) and not all doctors are supportive of that. That’s ok, but I get nervous about potential condescending attitudes I’ve experienced in the past. I don’t want Joshua pumped full of drugs that just mask a problem either. I’m not against medications, but so many times it really treats symptoms and not the cause.
Plus I hate when my children are treated as a “statistic” and not as an individual as so often happens these days. I refuse to stand by and let that happen, but I am not a confrontational person (I will when it comes to my children though!) so I get anxious before doctor appointments. (Except our wonderful family doctor who I know and trust explicitly.) Of course, usually I am nervous and it’s all for nothing. I know some of my nerves are coming from the fact that we very likely could walk out of there with a surgery date for Joshua and while it will be good to get this taken care of, no parent wants to think about their child going through surgery.
If you can please pray for us, I’d really appreciate it. Ultimately I know God will work this all out and I trust Him, but in the moment, it’s hard not to stress about my sweet little Joshua. This is about his health and we want him to feel better, so I’m praying this doctor will help us accomplish that.