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Cabin Fever Can Be Worse Then Body Fever

After 5 days of running a fever, two doctor's appointments, two prescriptions and more doses of motrin than I care to count, my daughter's fever finally broke in the wee hours of Monday night. I have never felt such relief at feeling my girl crawl into bed with us before. She didn't come into our bed until 3:30 (the fever nights, she came in much earlier), and when she did settle in between Londo and me, I felt her neck and back and knew the fever was gone. We confirmed it in the morning with an ear thermometer.

The doctor last week said that she had an ear infection in her left ear. In fact, she said it as soon as she looked in that ear, and then noted that there wasn't an infection in the other ear as she looked in that. She put her on amoxicillian because the Pumpkin hadn't had an ear infection since December. She said if she still had a fever after 3 or 4 days, bring her back. We went back in on Monday, when another doctor determined that the left ear was now c…

Question of the Week - Is There a Doctor in the House?

Let's not talk about the healthcare bill, 'mkay? No need to start that debate up over here. I'm sure everyone can find a place to rant one way or another elsewhere.

But we have had a lot of sickness and health issues in my house over the last week. We are all sick with stuffy noses, coughs and general coldiness. Add Londo's root canal and the Pumpkin's 5 days of fever (now an ear infection in the other ear and possibly her lungs!), and perhaps you all see why I haven't been writing all the blog posts that I have in my head.

I'm thrilled to say that we have really good health insurance (however dental is only okay). We also have great pediatricians, thanks to a good recommendation from a friend when I was pregnant with the Pumpkin. I have wonderful OB/GYN doctors, dentist and eye doctor (oops! Forgot to make that eye doctor appointment yet again!). Londo has a doctor he likes.

However, I still haven't found a general practitioner for me. Although to be fa…