Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Scarlet Fever. Lose 5 Days.
The only benefit of having scarlet fever is that you get a ring pop after waiting for 2 and a half hours at urgent care. Yeah! I'm so grateful for modern day antibiotics! Otherwise, the complications of his strep throat that caused the onset of the rash (thus the Scarlet Fever) could have caused him heart issues when he's older. Think heart murmers. Whew. For a second there it was like I was playing The Oregon Trail:"Your kid has cholera. Lose 5 days." I'm so grateful that God and his angels watch out for this little boy, and that he was such a trooper during all that waiting. We read lots of Curious George, a few more chapters of Abel's Island, and most of a Magic Tree House book. Can't wait til we get to switch to a normal pediatrician in February! It's tricky navigating the whole "real insurance" part of a "real" job. Never assign child to a PCP in a Community Clinic on accident.