Nerdling Gets Sick

Nerdling has a history of impeccable health. Almost never ill.

Our streak is over – at least for now.

What started out as a little allergy sinus draining, turned into threatening pneumonia, very irritated eyes….progressed struggling to breathe, and what looked like pink eye in both eyes.  She walked into my room last Sunday….and I said it was time to go to Urgent Care.  ‘What’s Urgent Care?’ It doesn’t matter; will explain in the car.

She has been so far removed from the medical system that she didn’t know what Urgent Care really was – she does now. She thought there was nothing but the ER. Glad we didn’t end up there- we had other options.

We walked in after they were open less than 15 minutes, and everything went very fast – until it was time for them to do a throat culture. It is times like this when I wish she had had a few more minor illnesses so that things like this wouldn’t be an end all type of thing; but it was. Three nurses tried, and failed. She was deep into a panic attack. The Dr was able to do it with her lightening reflexes. NO STREP! YAY!  …but that did mean that she had a sinus infection that extended to her ears and eyes. A couple meds, and we’ll be good to go.

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