Sunday, June 29, 2008
Why do kids only get sick when the doctor's aren't open??
So I have spent 2 days and 3 nights with a little child permanently glued to my stomach, wriggling till she gets comfortable then falling asleep. If I dare move her she cries until she snuggles back in.
Why are kids fine during the day then get irritable around 5pm, and you are up walking the hall by the middle of the night cursing the fact that kids always seem to get sick when the doctors are shut?? I kept telling myself oh she will be better the next day (saturday, still no doctors open around my area) then through sat night, she'll get better - then sunday if she is still sick monday I will go to the doctor first thing. Beacause no one wants to spend their Sunday at the Emergency Room at the hospital waiting for 5 hours!!
Well she didn't get better, if fact got worse, didn't move for hours, and I made the mistake of googling her symptoms (don't do it people - make you paranoid) and she had all the symptoms of Scarlet Fever - which can cause Rheumatic Heart disease if undiagnosed - so sent my husband off to the ER with her to get her checked out. She was in a chatty happy mood as I drop them off at the hospital (I had to go back to church to pick up our other kids) I say to her dont be happy now in front of the doctors
Prognosis - Nothing- She HAD a virus, now it is coming out in a rash.. she will be fine... well thanks doctor... I spent the night with a kid who could not STOP scratching said rash... and crying all night.... Yes thank you for your prognosis!! - Lucky Hospital visits are FREE in Australia cause I would not be very happy if I had paid for this.