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posted by [personal profile] rockstarpeach at 06:41pm on 18/07/2016
I'd say it was a day and half, but that would be cutting it short. It was more like a week.

Spending nine hours in the ER with your scared child is not anyone's idea of a fun Sunday.

My girl had been suffering a sore throat and mild fever since Friday but by yesterday morning it still wasn't getting better and she was complaining of an earache as well. So, we took a trip to the walk-in clinic. Which turned into a trip to the ER and nine hours and ten nurses and six doctors and an IV with steroids and antibiotics and saline (and eventually some woozy juice for the surgery) and waiting around for the specialist (who was at a different hospital all damn day) who needed to needle out the puss from the back of her throat and a super nice nurse who checked in every few minutes as my daughter was coming out of the anesthesia and he finally sprung us at about quarter to nine at night, when she could NEARLY walk a straight line :)

She was terrified, she was bored, she was strong. She was a real trooper and all the doctors and nurses commented on how tough she was and I'm so very proud of her. But I will forever be haunted by the image of her looking up at me and wanting me to make it all go away and me not being able to.

Plus side, she's feeling much better today.
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posted by [identity profile] at 11:55pm on 18/07/2016
Oh hunny!

I'm glad she's feeling better.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:54pm on 19/07/2016
Thank you! Me too :)
posted by [identity profile] at 03:33am on 19/07/2016
I am glad it all worked out and I hope she feels better soon! That sounds scary! You know, nice doctors and nurses and orderlies can make the experience so much better, but when you're young, all that medical lingo and hospital atmosphere is just a scary, scary thing, like being on an alien planet. But I think YOU did better than you think you did. For all that you feel like she needed you to make it better, the best thing you can do, the best way you can make it better for her, is just by being there. Alien planets aren't so scary when your mom is at your side. All I ever really wanted was for my mom to hold my hand. <3
Edited Date: 2016-07-19 03:34 am (UTC)
posted by [identity profile] at 07:57pm on 19/07/2016
Yeah, she's ten, so she'd old enough to understand quite a bit of it, but there's still enough she doesn't understand so that the stuff she does is just that much scarier. As soon as she heard 'needle in her throat' the look on her face about killed me!

But, we made it :)

posted by [identity profile] at 03:45am on 19/07/2016
Thank god she's better! There is *nothing* worse than feeling helpless and having your kid give you that look. No one can explain the way that feels. Thank goodness most of the time the kids don't realize how lost you feel when something scary happens.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:57pm on 19/07/2016
I know, it breaks your heart!

But yes, she's feeling SO MUCH better now.
posted by [identity profile] at 04:23am on 19/07/2016
Terrible experience for everyone. I'm really happy she's better. Stay strong and remember that 'You Are Enough'!


posted by [identity profile] at 07:58pm on 19/07/2016
Thanks honey! She's definitely on the mend :)
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posted by [identity profile] at 05:45am on 19/07/2016
posted by [identity profile] at 07:58pm on 19/07/2016
Thank you!
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posted by [identity profile] at 02:08pm on 19/07/2016
worst day ever, ugh....I'm glad she's feeling better ♥
posted by [identity profile] at 07:59pm on 19/07/2016
Yeah, that really is the worst way for a parent to spend the day.

Thanks hon :)
posted by [identity profile] at 07:29pm on 19/07/2016
Oh that's so harrowing for both of you! What exactly was it that was wrong then?
posted by [identity profile] at 08:04pm on 19/07/2016
It was just strep throat which turned into tonsillitis, but it was REALLY bad, to the point that she developed an abscess behind her tonsils and everything was just completely swollen. She couldn't eat or drink or speak properly and she was starting to have trouble breathing. But about an hour after the steroids and the first massive dose of antibiotic and some re-hydration, she was already starting to feel better. Then after the doctor took care of the abscess (and after she came out of the drug-induced happy place) she was feeling even better. Now, she's nearly back to normal!
posted by [identity profile] at 08:06pm on 19/07/2016
Who'd have thought strep throat/tonsillitis could turn so nasty so quick, hey? It's a relief to hear she's recovering almost as fast. (((hugs you both gently)))
posted by [identity profile] at 04:39am on 20/07/2016
High five to the tough little girl, that was not an easy time. And high five to you, too, mom.
posted by [identity profile] at 01:01am on 21/07/2016
Thanks, hon.
posted by [identity profile] at 09:23pm on 20/07/2016
It is hard to do but she is better and you were there with her. Give yourself a break because you did what needed to be done. Hopefully you can sleep soon and she continues to improve! Positive healing energy to you and yours.
posted by [identity profile] at 01:28am on 21/07/2016
I know, it's always hard to be the mom, to do what has to be done rather than what your child wants.

Thank you!


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