I wouldn’t have it any other way

Gloucestershire Echo - - FAMILY MATTERS -

checked out. De­spite his ret­i­cence to tell us the as­so­ci­ated con­di­tion, I got in touch with Doctor Google, who in­formed me back arch­ing meant he had cere­bral palsy. It was a very long fort­night of anxiety kept in check by the fact he seemed ab­so­lutely fine.

We fi­nally saw the phys­io­ther­a­pist who said he arched his back due to colic. We both breathed a sigh of re­lief and then the doctor said she was re­fer­ring him to the cran­io­fa­cial depart­ment be­cause he had a fore­head ridge.

Doctor Google in­formed me this ridge meant his skull had fused early and he’d need surgery. The diagnosis seemed a lit­tle pes­simistic but let’s just wait and see, I thought.

For­tu­nately, the ex­pert’s diagnosis was he had a bumpy skull.

We’ve wasted a lot of time and en­ergy on noth­ing, but what’s the al­ter­na­tive? The doctor ex­plain­ing, “I’m not sure what’s go­ing on with this weird rash, should be al­right, I don’t want to put you to any trou­ble, here’s some Calpol and best of luck”.

The truth is, I’m more than happy to have le­gions of highly trained med­i­cal ex­perts to care for my chil­dren and it’s all for free.

Pos­si­bly the only prob­lem with the whole sys­tem is me blindly look­ing on the in­ter­net to come up with a diagnosis from Mum­snet.

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