Sometimes when kids are sick don't you just think "oh, you'll be fine in a day or two?".
Miss 12 had two days off school a couple of weeks ago. Two days off school last week. And on Sunday she wasn't feeling well again. Headache, sore back and neck, threw up (in the way to Father's Day yum cha!). I said "I think I'll take you to the doctor in the morning."
So I'm on the phone talking to my sister (an ED nurse) and just mention Miss 12's illness. "I think you should take her to the after hours doctor now" she says. DH has just flown out of town for work so I get my other sister to sit with Mr 7. At 8pm we head off to the after hours doctor. The doctor is worried.
The doctor sends us to hospital. Lots of tests. Questions. Care. Blood tests. Temperature 39.2. Miss 12 cries. She has a viral infection. I guess it could be worse.
We get home in the wee small hours. She needs to stay home this week. A nurse from the chidren's unit will phone us every morning. To check her progress.
She was very sick.