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Old 03-03-2005, 01:36 PM   #11
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Very good point, Elf.

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Old 03-03-2005, 03:44 PM   #12
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I would take her to another doctor. She should be tested to find the cause.

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Old 03-04-2005, 05:52 AM   #13
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You guys thanks so much. I called the doctor and said that if she couldn't get intoday that I was going to get another look at it elsewhere. well, he said that it looks infected but, that doesn't excuse the nosebleeds for a year. She has a cream i can put in her nose for 10 days then she is seeing a nose ear and throat Doc. The MD. said she will probable have to have her nose caderized ( sorry about the spelling).
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Old 03-04-2005, 07:18 AM   #14
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Nicole, don't ever worry about that 'intuition' thing; and don't ever worry about the 'every little thing'. You're the mom. YOU - drive the care of your family, not the doc. If you're not satisfied with the answers you're getting, go somewhere else.

Nosebleeds in toddlers are NOT the norm. It may in fact be something very minor, but you're not going to know until somebody who's really qualified checks it out. I'm glad you're taking her to see an ENT, a specialist in 'ear, nose and throat'.

While we're on the subject, this is good advice for everyone here. We as a population have to get over the 'doctor as god' image. We all have to drive our own care, and represent ourselves as part of a health care team, not lemmings who blindly follow someones' advice when it may seem contrary to our own 'instincts'.

I've had more experience with the health care profession both as an employer and as a family member, especiallly with my son's accident and resulting spinal cord injury six years ago. We've had some top notch care for him, but we've also had care I wouldn't wish on my pets. I could tell you stories about the times I've gone head to head with 'know it all' ER personnel or nursing staff, because they weren't dealing with an issue I knew was important.

On the other hand, the docs we've found who have accepted that we're a knowledgeable part of a team have been a dream to work with.

Trust yourself; do your research; and take care of that cutie!
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Old 03-04-2005, 07:29 AM   #15
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Thanks Marma, Me and my husband butt heads when it comes to this doctor. He has been Joes doc since his first child was born wich was 9 years ago. Me, i still go to My family doc. Wich is 30 min away from me. I would prefer her to see my Doc but, thats a long story.. anyway, I hope the ENT specialist will answer my questions and sit there with me as long as it takes to get those answers. My husband thinks im crazy sometimes when it comes to my daughters health but, this little girl is my first child and I would never want to ignore something that doesn't make sence to me. You guys are so great to sit here and read and give advice. Thanks for giving me strength. I owe to all of you.
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Im glad your getting that second opinion. I had a LOT of nosebleeds as a child up until I was 5 or 6 but that was because of the dry heat and my inhumanly large nostrils (I inherited the family nose) so my nose would get dry and cracked a lot.

Edit: btw if that turns out to be the problem one of those air humidifiers might do the trick. Hope it's that easy.

My english, she's not so good... I meant to say I did it with the malice of forethought.
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