Tuesdays are Your Turn – Baby and Toddler Suspicions
I write a lot about parents’ instincts and those gut feelings we all have when it comes to just plain old raising children and also the more complicated subtleties of kids’ medical treatment.
Now be honest:
Did you know or suspect your child had a health problem before the asthma diagnosis?
One of the features of my daughter’s early years that still surprises me most, to this very day, is not her poor health back then but my total ignorance of it. When little kids get sick, life gets difficult. (Or so my reasoning went.) Multiple trips to the emergency room and weeks of sleepless nights for mere colds didn’t seem out of the ordinary to me or Mr. Asthma Mom.
Related, remember the whole inexperienced parent thing? And the unexpected first pregnancy when I was 22 thing?
Those aren’t excuses but evidence that I actually am not a total idiot in real life, despite the evidence of AG’s early childhood to the contrary.
So which of you had more awareness than me, and what made you guess your toddler had a chronic condition?