The most effective way to cure children is to make a doctor’s appointment. We have one at 3 today, and it seems to have made everyone well. I love this, because it makes me look like a psychotic helicopter parent, who brings their kid to the pediatrician for a hangnail.
how my kids get unsick
A few times, I have just waited it out and we end up in the hospital. That’s the other alternative.
So we’ll go, and it will take forever, and they will look at me kindly and tell me that kids get sick sometimes. I will refrain from telling them that sometimes my kid gets his BRAIN opened and stuff put inside. I will refrain.
Instead, I will sit anxiously on the edge of my seat when they tell me Brynn has a temperature of 99. “Is that okay??” I will ask, wide-eyed. “What should I do?” They will tell me what to do, which I already know because I have the internet. Maybe someone will mention infant Tylenol. (I will scribble Tylenol on my notepad) Then we will come home.
Too bad I can’t rely on what I’m pretty sure will happen. Because, every now and then you go up there and they tell you that your kid is actually, truly sick and you should have brought them in sooner. That’s the way of it. Peace.