1、Ian; Martin; Merle
Three chest infections in six months is too many.
It's been more than that. But sometimes not so bad we feel we ought not to bother you.
Always bother me. I'm going to give Ian penicillin, and call in again in three days' time. Nurse, I want some stool samples from Martin, as soon as he wakes up. Then he is to have formula milk only, on prescription. He's to be weighed daily.
Will that tell us what's wrong?
It may tell us nothing is wrong.
If this is nothing, then I'm just a lousy mother. It means I can't feed him. It means I can't keep him clean. It means I'll never go an hour without him screaming.
Merle, no one is criticising you, but we need to see if Martin's actually getting enough food. That way we can tackle his upset tummy, and try and help him put on weight.
You believe he's ill, wouldn't you?
I believe we'll find out one way or another.