Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sweet Child of Mine!
You always hear "follow your instincts as a parent" and today was one of those days. One of the days to take that lesson to heart and follow through on it, no matter how many doubts may have plagued you or how you may question what you're doing. It's not what others think that matters, it's what YOU think.
Jasmine came down with a fever again on Saturday late afternoon, this morning, she was still running the fever, and it spiked to 103.4, at which point I said ....that's it...that's enough, I don't care if anyone thinks I'm crazy or that I'm overreacting. It's been two days since she's had good nourishment, she is sleeping all the time, doesn't want to eat or play and is weak and her body aches from the high temperatures.
If you've been reading my blog for a while you know that my kids have been sick with colds for what seems like ever. It's every other month one or both is down with fevers and runny noses, sore throats etc.
You'll also remember that the doctor on base we have been to a few times is really not cutting it....and that's putting it mildly.
So Curt and I took her to Urgent Care this morning and I'm so thankful we did. We had the best doctor, very attentive, used to children with little ones of his own and within a few minutes of examining her, he told us she has Strep Throat and an Ear Infection....plus, get this....what seems to be conjunctivitis which seems to hit her every time she gets a bad cold.
My poor child was absolutely miserable, but I'm SO glad I made the decision to just take her in and not sit around thinking this is just another bout of the cold and she'll be fine in no time.
The doctor gave her some Motrin right away to bring down that really high fever, and prescribed Antibiotics and Eye Drops.....he says by tomorrow she'll be feeling so much better. In the meantime we are going to keep filling her with fluids, trying to make her eat and alternating motrin and tylenol as per doctors orders.
I just hope she feels much better by Thursday and can return to school, her birthday is on Saturday and I would hate for her to be miserable and unhappy then.
Anyway, I'm off to love on my child, just wanted to come in and give everyone and update and remind you that YOU are the voice for your children, do everything in your power and explore every avenue when it comes to their health. They are too precious to deserve anything other.