Whenever one of my boys is sick, I have this running internal commentary.
Oh, he’ll be just fine, just wait it out. Let him rest, plenty of fluids, monitor his symptoms, but it will pass.
But what if it’s something really serious?
Well, it doesn’t seem serious.
But how can you tell? There are so many things that could be really wrong that won’t be detected unless he’s tested for them.
Well, yeah, but there don’t seem to be anything real to worry about yet, let’s wait it out a bit.
Okay, but what if it’s something serious and we wait and then the doctor yells at you because “WHY did you wait a few days to bring him in? It’s too late to do anything now.”
Well, if it’s that dire, you’ll probably know before a few days pass.
But what if I don’t know and it’s serious and only a doctor visit on the first day would have helped?
Uh, and then what if you take him in on day one and the doctor just rolls his eyes and tells you it’s a cold and to let him rest and get plenty of fluids? Because that’s probably all this is.
BUT WHAT IF IT’S NOT?
My gut reaction when I have a sick kid is to let them rest and not to worry too much about it. But ohmygoodness does my paranoia set in, worrying that maybe I should actually be worrying.
How do you handle it when your kids are sick?
Last Week’s Pour Your Heart Out Highlights
Thanks to everyone who links up for Pour Your Heart Out. I’m highlighting three posts from the previous week and I hope you take the time to check them out, along with visiting some of this week’s linkers.
- In the Eye from 154 Hidden Court. “‘What did you every even buy that? It looks awful on you.’ ‘HA! 1998 called – it wants it’s clothes back.'”
- Poor People Lean the Rules of Using Welfare from Lizard Lollies. <- Read all the way through this with an open mind. At first, I thought it was going to have to be the first time I ever took someone’s head off who had linked for Pour Your Heart Out. But she gets to her point at the end.
- 50/50 Feels Good from Tidbits from the Queen of Chaos. “I know some of you are shouting, ‘That’s the way it should be!’ I agree but in this house, that isn’t always the case.”
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