DS has had this bad cough for about a month now. On Dec. 16 the DCP said that he was very lethargic, runny nose, wheezy, and a bit warm with a bad cough. MH picked him up, saw him and said we needed to make a sick appt for him. We saw the pedi within 2 hours of making the phone call. He did a general assessement, ears, eyes, throat, listened to his chest, etc. The pedi said, "yeah he should go to the ER for some breathing treatments." So we went.
We waited two hours in the waiting room (they did at least give LO some tylenol to take the edge off) and when we were finally seen, ER doc said he "terrible looking ears" and diagnosed and ear infection. He was put on amoxicillan and that was that.
A week later we were seen for a follow up appt with pedi. I told the pedi that ER doc said he had an ear infection, but pedi said "his ears were fine when he was here!" So, MH and I were like "What is going on?!" Ear infection? No ear infection?! Errrr. However, I voiced my concern over his continuous cough and congestion, and dr said it was part of teething. Fine. I can see that.
Fast forward to well appt (3 weeks after initial sick appt) everything looks good with DS's height, weight, milestones, etc, except he still has that damn cough and congestion. Dr. says teething will do that. At this point I am skeptical. I mean this a hard cough, like he is trying to clear his throat.
I guess my question is should I just let the cough go away on its own? Do I seek a second opinion on something like a cough? Can you just make an appt with another pedi (same group? different group?) and ask questions like that? Google is no help. It's either RSV, allergies, asthma, etc....all of which he needs tested for. But pedi says his lungs are fine...
Thanks for reading....sorry sooooo long!