Sunday, February 17, 2008

Paige's Hospital Scare.

On Saturday, February 2nd Paige got really sick with a stomach virus, and was sick all night, she seemed better on Sunday until right before bed, when she got sick again, then again seemed fine. She slept great all night long. Then Monday morning she woke up very sick again, we decided she should go into the clinic. I tried for an hour to get thru to the nurse at the clinic on base but couldn't get anyone. We decided to take her to an Urgent Care accross town recommened by close friends, right when we were heading out the door the base clinic called and put in a referral for another Urgent Care clinic right up the road. So off Paige and I went. We checked in waited about 50 mins in the waiting room, then another 45 mins in the room. During all this Paige threw up two more times and seemed to be getting worse. Finally the Dr. came into the room examed Paige in about 3 mins and told me that she had a double ear infection and was dehydrated but she could not do anything because she wasn't a pediatrician and that I would have to take her down to Mary Washington Hopsital ER. I was livid, at this point Paige was napping, at 10 am in the morning, was so weak and so tired. I had wasted almost 2 hours of time. I couldn't believe that the Naval Clinic would send me somewhere that couldn't even treat and 18 month old. So to make a long story a little shorter, we came home 7 hours later, after a cathedar, labs, IV fluids and two popsicles. She recovered slowly at home and within about 3 hours after coming home, Craig was sick. Luckily Reese and I both managed to stay well. Here are a few pictures of Paige's SAD hospital stay.