7.05.2008

National Lampoon's southeastern vacation - Part V: The Curse.

Well, it's smacked us twice, so far. Princess Trouble managed to catch some kind of virus that gave her a bit of a fever and a wicked cough. Now it seems it's Little Man's turn. And, since all of his illnesses involve strep, that's what he has.


This would be the FOURTH time since the beginning of the year for him. Ick.


So we took him into the ER this evening. The triage nurse screened him and his temp was 102* (the Motrin he had had at 1pm was just beginning to wear off) and when they took his temp again once they got him back to his room, it was 105.6*!!! The nurse and I both about fell over. They pumped him full of Motrin and Tylenol, swabbed his throat (a formality - his tonsils were textbook strep), and wrote a script for Zithromax.


One problem - there isn't a single pharmacy in the area open past 10pm. We didn't get out of the ER until 10:10pm. So the antibiotics will have to wait until tomorrow. Tricare spoils me - when we have to go to the ACC on post, they give us the meds right then and there. No pharmacy necessary.


Needless to say, we'll be making an appointment with his PCM once we get back home to see about getting his tonsils yanked. Funfunfun. Poor Little Man! Thankfully the service and wait time at the local hospital were good.


Always an adventure!




Pau.




- hfs

6 comments:

BillT said...

Awwwww, geez. Nothing's worse than having sick kids when you're nowhere near the med folks you know -- and who know *them*...

Guard Wife said...

Been thinking about you ever since reading the e-mail. Hope the little guy is feeling better. I can't believe the hospital sent you home knowing you wouldn't be able to get the meds until morning. Crazy!

bernard n. shull said...

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bernard n. shull said...

hi mate, this is the canadin pharmacy you asked me about: the link

EL-EM-ES said...

Sorry to hear he's sick. I hope he gets better soon!!

Val said...

Oh no! You know I feel your pain!!! I hope he is doing better and that you're all hanging in there.

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