Saturday, September 20, 2008
Caroline is YUCKY!
We had our first "sick" doctor's appointment this morning. I've been struggling with "is she sick or is she teething". Where is the answer book??? Oh, it doesn't come with a manual??? WHAT??? Caroline has been VERY irritable, screams at the drop of a hat, pulls on her teeth, has some fever, loss of appetite, and now has yucky diapers. Teething or Sick?? I called the nurse on call to see what she thought and she said that I needed to bring her in since it has been going on since Tuesday. The great thing is, we got to see her regular doctor who happened to be on call today. It turns out that she did have a virus mixed with teething. Since it's a virus, there's nothing she can do for her. I did learn that she shouldn't have ANY milk while her stomach is hurting. Why didn't it occur to me? I have no idea! So, now we have moved onto watered down gatorade and plain water. The doctor said that she's not contagious anymore, but the milk hasn't allowed her stomach to get better. Now that I am thinking back, I was sick last week and so was my sister and niece. $40 to learn not to give milk to babies with upset stomachs! I also got scolded since the doctor is a good friend of mine and I didn't call her first before I went in. I always feel like I am bothering her when I call her for doctor advice. She assured me that she's not being bothered and that's a perk for being friends. Oh well, $40 down the drain! :)