The doctor saw her. Her ears were both clear, and she really doesn't have any other symptoms. He saw a tiny white dot on one tonsil so he didn't do a strep because he says its rare in children under 2. So it could be strep. Or it could be a urinary tract infection which he will test for if the fever doesn't go away in the next day or two. She isn't sleeping at the moment - probably because of too many naps during the day. But she is perfectly happy with only a 99 temp at the moment. Hopefully it will go away completely and we won't have to go back for any testing.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The Doctor Visit
So I took Gwen to the doctor. Of course I did not take her during office hours, I'm not that smart. No, I just procrastinate it. I often feel like going to the doctor is a waste. They'll either say its nothing, or that its something but can't do anything. But I always worry. Mostly I think I never know when its appropriate to go to the doctor. What symptoms require a checkup? So I took her into the after hours clinic at her regular doctor's office (so nice). Her temp had gone down continually with the Tylenol, but at about 6:00 it didn't go down as low as I would have liked. It was hovering at 102.