Ooops! My daughter had a cough for two weeks and although I called the pediatrician, it took me a while to bring her in. My doctor is expensive. They don't take insurance, which sucks -- but we like them, so we bite the bullet and hope against hope that we'll be fairly reimbursed by our insurance company (ha, right?!). The situation does make me hesitate to take her in for things like a cough, though. Over the phone, the nurse and I determined she had croup, and there wasn't much we could do.
After another week of a barking cough and no sign of sleep for any of us we decided it was time we brought her in. She has bronchitis. Now she is taking an antibiotic and I feel like a negligent mom. But soon, we will all return to full nights of sleep.