I agree Susan, but I'm starting to believe in old wive's tales at this point. LOL! I'm ready to put a ring of garlic cloves around his neck or something. The nurse practitioner we saw today actually tried to argue that some kids just get sick when they are too hot or too cold. UGH!!
The doctors office was ridiculous and awful today. We are SOOOO done with them.
The nurse practitioner (who they set up my appointment) with was upset when she saw Milo and how high his temp was. She said that Milo having such chronic fevers should be seen by a pediatrician at this point and not a nurse like herself. She then told me that she was having the doc on staff come in to assess his condition.
The doc that came in never looked at Milo's chart or Milo (who was curled up in a fetal position, red as a beet and immobile) and lectured me about him picking up bugs from his friends at school, and that he should stick to seeing one physician exclusively at their practice. I explained to him that HE is Milo's primary care but he is never available for appointments when Milo is sick and they just tell us
this or that doctor is fine. He did NOT like to hear that one.
He went in with a 103 fever (at the office) and the doctor had the nerve to tell me that I was overreacting bringing him in (when the nurse I called said I HAD to bring him in) and that maybe I needed a therapist or some anti-depressants to deal with my son having Asperger's.
Um....Asperger's isn't even an issue when your son is spiking 103-104 fevers every 2 weeks. The nurse practitioner was very kind and they have some great people on staff but this is it!!!!
After the doctor left, the nurse gave me numbers for doctors she would take her kid to in the situation and flat out told me that if
his fever isn't gone in the next 5 days to just take him in to the ER at Children's and they will get me the best docs to figure this out.
I left with NO explanation for why he has a 103 fever and was told to give him advil as needed, but not too much. Lovely. I was STEAMING mad when I left there. Still am actually.
No kid should miss half the school year with no explanation. I can't exactly send him in with 103 degree fever. I want them to explain to the school (and to me) how he is perfectly normal and healthy but has a fever every other week!!