Fall woods

Fall woods

Monday, April 7, 2014

Irony

Despite my misgivings, Thing Two slept through the night without waking for ibuprofen and actually seemed a bit better this morning.  I still took him to the pediatrician, where his rapid strep test was negative, thereby becoming exhibit #1 for why people without medical training can't prescribe medicine and why antibiotics are not available over the counter in this country.  My educated guess appears to have been incorrect* and I freely admit it...the professional verdict was that he simply has a viral bug of some sort.

The twist is that I would have actually PREFERRED it to be strep, all things considered and a doctor more readily available, of course.  Those antibiotics work like a magic wand and kids go from droopy to all-systems-normal within hours of the first dose.  A viral bug, on the other hand, takes much longer to clear the system, so we are now looking at two to three days in which I am going to go batshit-freaking-crazy stuck in the house with this kid!

Oh well.  Such are the joys of motherhood.  Glad the kid is feeling a little better today, anyway.  At least he's eating now...when this particular kid refuses to eat, you KNOW there is something major going on!  He's the living embodiment of his great-grandfather in that respect: Grandpa always used to say that you could call him anything you wanted as long as you didn't call him late for dinner.  :)


*At least for now--I reserve the right to change my tune on this in three days, when the slow strep test results come in.


4 comments:

  1. Haha! And I trusted your judgment, based on my own mother always being correct about all infections. :) We just had so damn many of so many kinds.

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  2. Oh well...nobody's going to bat 1000 with three kids for ten plus years. :)

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  3. Yeah, my mother had four, eight years between us (total). it either kills ya or makes ya stronger.

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  4. Yep! Especially in those fun early years when the kids can't actually tell you what's wrong. ;)

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