We’ve all been there before right? A fever in the middle of the night? Throw-up all over the bed sheets? Or how about catching the virus yourself in the midst aiding your little ones back to health.
We are signed up to be the first medical advocates for our kids the moment they arrive (or really growing in our bellies). ? True story: I was walking in the grocery store, buffet food line to be exact, and my littlest child (who was about 2 or 3 at the time) leaned over out of her stroller and threw up all over the floor, catching my shoes in the process. ? Those are the moments moms!!! We skip out on our natural reaction, which might be to feel grossed out, and we get into the mess to help our babies.
It’s Day #3 of the #365daysofmomswinning and today’s win was being a health advocate for my kid. I know all of you do the same. And I know stories of moms who have had to do SO much to navigate the medical system in order to fight for their kids. You deserve applause. ? You are the true everyday heroes.
This pic above is of us this morning at urgent care. There was a sign that said there was a “high volume of the flu” and to use face masks. ? We did! You don’t have to tell me twice.?
I don’t know that I realized how much of a doctor, nurse, gyne ? etc I had to be when becoming a mother. You maybe didn’t either.
This morning was a perfect example of what my life has been for the past 7.5 years. Sometimes, their sicknesses are hidden and you have to go into the doctor’s office on your gut instinct.
Today, I had to make sure my littlest didn’t have strep, and not the type that can be found with the 7-minute in office test. I requested the actual throat culture which took some convincing on my part to the doctor. ?
It’s was a N-O for the in office test. Let’s hope for the best in the 24-48 hours.
Have you ever had to advocate for your children? Even to the doctor that was seeing them? It’s a job for sure!
What’s your Win of the day? Post and hashtag #365daysofmomswinning