Sunday night Lucas began getting stuffy. He acted fine and normal just definitely stuffy. That night when he went to bed he sounded horrible.
Monday--still stuffy nothing else going on though. In the afternoon he begins to feel a bit warm.. I take his temperature, normal. He then makes a random comment about how he has to be careful as he has a stiff neck. Monday night he sleeping was even worse, woke up a few times in the night.
Tuesday--Still all stuffy, eats breakfast fine, still saying his neck hurts and his glands they are now visibly swollen.
So I call the doctor. They were able to get us in immediately so no time to find somewhere to drop Alex off.
There is nothing worse than sitting in a doctors office. One kid is throwing up, one kid is coughing up a lung... and I am just trying to keep me and my kids in this safe little bubble.
We head back, they ask who we would like to see (Doctor or her assistant) I say it doesn't matter (i.e. whoever can see us right away as fast=good)
She comes in, checks him out, swabs his throat.. strep throat.
At this point she then proceeds to pretty much say, how did it get this bad? I haven't seen a case this bad in a long time. If the rest of you start to feel the least bit sick get to the doctor right away.
Now maybe she was just really concerned at how bad it was but she made me feel like "How can you do this to your child? Do you even pay any attention to them? It is completely obvious that he is sick."
I didn't say anything, I wish I would have. Why do I always chicken out at moments like this? Probably because I half feel like if I open my mouth I might start crying.
I think next time we will wait for the doctor.
P.S Call backs are tonight!