Flashback Friday post this week is late. The flu decided to pay our home a visit and has been an unwanted guest all week. All 3 kids have had their fair share of colds - but this was the first time they've ever had the flu; a pretty good track record considering the girls are 7 and 6! Unfortunately, my girls were the most affected (high fevers, chills, head/body aches, nausea, vomiting, congestion, & cough - the works, essentially).
Yesterday my youngest daughter Halimah (Little Bee) was in tears because her tummy hurt so bad. I was furious that the doctor's office hadn't returned my call after waiting 4 hours so I called back and told them she was getting worse. The best they could do was book a 6pm Urgent Care appointment... I looked in my daughter's crying eyes and knew there was no way she'd be able to endure waiting another 4 hours!
Off we went to the Emergency Room instead... well, to make a long and frustrating story shorter - by 5pm we still hadn't even been called back to the ER triage! My fury raged on - but I kept my inner "crazy mom" in check. I ended up leaving and taking her to the 6pm Urgent Care appointment - where she was immediately seen the moment we checked in.
Her X-Rays showed a "fuzzy" area that the doctor wasn't too certain about. She decided to go ahead and treat her for pneumonia and prescribed antibiotics. The doctor and I didn't see eye to eye on the stomach pain issue - but she assured me the pain would subside soon. *eyes rolling*
Flashback Friday post. It's been almost 6 years exactly since my Little Bee was hospitalized when she was only 3 weeks old. She had an alarming fever and projectile vomiting which is a huge concern for infants, especially newborns. After a couple days of testing - it turns out she had Rota Virus (which is a very nasty virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting - which leads to severe dehydration). Her big sister, Little Bug, ended up with it too while I was in the hospital and ended up making 2 visits to the Emergency Room. Hubby was taking care of her puking and poo! Today's pictures are from that time, February 2006.
Note: I had a "sick moment" and initially posted this as 2008 - but it was 2006!