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.


Zanabelle said...

It sounds exactly like what Xander had. Did she have diarrhea too? The doctors in America weren't sure about the rash but they guessed it was from the phernegan that we gave him. His rash was more spotty and not as dark as hers. Good thing she was sick before she saw Xander, otherwise he'd be in trouble for making her sick! :P

Michie said...

I hope your little one feels better soon. I would have been scared too. At least it is always better to be safe than sorry. That's what I tell myself anyway!

Sars life said...

I do feel for you nothing worries you more than to see you little ones not well and I would have overreacted and went back to the emergancy room as soon as I saw that rash. You are a bad mother if you do not go but feel really silly if you do and after hours of waiting it turns out to be a virus. Still scary stuff hope she is feeling better soon

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