*no, i'm not one of "those parents"--she had a horrible night's sleep (read: the LONGEST stretch of sleep she got was 1hr 15mins--and i know what you're thinking--NO, she didn't wake up that frequently when we brought her home from the hospital), but wasn't sick or anything else that would prohibit her from going to school.
today--she's not super duper better...but she's coming along alright. symptoms are different, but her bubbly personality seems to have resurfaced. so, i called the office for the doctor to give me a ring when she got a minute. (wait 2 hours) after a highly unproductive call from the nurse (ahem, i asked for the DOCTOR to call me.), i found out the doctor (who was going to call today) is on vacation until thursday... and i also "learned" the symptoms of dehydration that i should "keep an eye out for" so i'll know when to take her to the emergency room. SERIOUSLY... thanks for that imporant information--i'm pretty sure i would've figured out if my daughter hasn't peed in 24 hours, no tears come out when she cries and her LIPS ARE CRACKING we have a problem. thanks.
missnurselady, can you see if she mentioned anything about keeping an eye out for a uti or bladder infection? "oh, no ma'am, it just says 'mystery virus' on her file............"
wow. thanks. no mention of the strep culture, abdominal rash, irritability, fever on her "file?"
and the part that really irks me is that i LOVE the doctor's and the staff... AT MY OFFICE... but when i call and am unknowingly transferred to the "main campus" office (30 mins away) who don't know my kid from macauley culkin and i get some scripted answer about a problem they SAW WITH THEIR OWN EYES LESS THAN 24 HOURS before this telephone call (AT THE OFFICE TO WHICH I PLACED THE CALL!)... we're gonna have a problem.
missnurselady, can you please take a message for someone call me from my local office? "they're busy today and all their calls are being transferred to us" ....yes, missnurselady, and what does that have to do with what i just asked you to do...a message is something you return when you're, ahem, NOT busy anymore--or, in layman's terms, temporarily caught up.
its 9:05pm... do you think i've heard from them? or, better yet... do you think they got the message? oh, and one parting question to ponder... do you think this will be the last they hear of this?
[deep breath] goodnight. i'm going take advantage of my "cool down period" now.