Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rule of thumb

Whenever one of our babes is sick, Tony and I have different responses. The fever has just started.  "Let's call the doctor."  "It hasn't even been 24 hours yet.  It's probably viral."  Fast forward 24 hours.  "Are you ready to call the doctor?"  "He's fine on ibprofen. Do you really need to pay a copay to hear come back in three days if the fever hasn't gone away?" 48 hours later.  "I really think we should at least call and check in."  "He has a fever and runny nose.  It's only been 2 days.  Remember what the doctor after 4 days of fever."  "Yes, but our children always manage to make the fourth day on the weekend."  72 hours later.  "He still has a fever. What if it isn't viral and he needs meds?"  "What color is his snot?"  "Clear"  "Wait one more day."  96 hours later. "Mom, what can I eat?  What's the plan for today? Are we going anywhere?" Fever free.

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