All 3 of my little boys are sick.
Monkey not to the extent that the other two are, since he has some crazy-strong immune system and he’s usually just the carrier of the plague, with no effect on him whatsoever.
The boys have low-grade fevers, snotty noses, and a little bit of a cough.
This is normally something I would wait out.
I’m not one to go running to the peds office every time one of my kids feels slightly off.
I would end up living there if I did that.
Plus, it seems like my kids end up catching something worse than they had originally had from the the waiting room/exam room.
So, unless it is a high fever that doesn’t go away after a few days, a super high fever, or something that is making a child unrelentingly miserable, we wait it out.
But, all this talk of flu is making me very paranoid.
How do you know if what your child has is something that is severe enough to warrant a trip to the doctor?
Do you chance taking them to the doctor and then they end up catching something worse from all the germs floating around the office?
Help! How do you decide if they need to go to the doctor or if you can safely let it pass at home?