Brittany is quite sick today.
When I picked her up from my parents house last night, she was very warm and she threw up in the car before we got home. I gave her some Tylenol as soon as we got in and gave a luke-warm bath….she fell asleep without a problem but woke up a little bit whiny about an hour later.
All during the night, she was really restless and while the Tylenol would relive the fever for a bit, every 3.5 hours, she was waking up very warm again.
This morning, I called her doctor and they said to alternate Tylenol and Motrin and just make sure she’s getting plenty of fluids. That drives me up the friggin’ wall because then I feel like anitwit for calling because that’s what I was already doing…well, except for the Motrin, but I never think of Motrin…..
I just hate it when they do that…..I don’t know if you remember when she was so sick last year off and on for about 2 months and they kept telling me the same thing over and over…Tylenol and fluids, Tylenol and fluids…..then it turned out the whole time it was a pretty serious infection that kept coming and going and could very easily have been taken care of the first time with some antibiotics. But because they kept shuffling around giving her any antibotics, she wound up in the hospital with pneumonia.
What the hell, ya know? They want them to build up their own resistance to any illnesses without giving them medication, but I think after three days, if it hasn’t gotten any better and is even getting worse, they need a little help. They also think that if they give them antibiotics, as often as they get sick, they will build up a resistance to them. Yeah, well, if they got them when they needed them they wouldn’t be sick with the same damn thing and keep speading it around so that it just keeps coming back to them…..
This is the second time Brittany has had this very same…..whatever it is in less than a month!