I have friends who it just seems like they are ALWAYS at the ped or at the Er with their kids for things I would never dream of taking them in for. My kids get yearly check ups and then maybe one or two sick visit a year- though I have called for advice a time or two more than that.
One friend of mine is in the ER right now with her 3 year old because his temp is 102.6
Another friend of mine just took her two kids to the Ped because they had a fever and a cough.
This same friend took her 13 month old to the ER because he was throwing up for 8 hours and 'not keeping any food down'
I guess I was just sort of wondering what the average was. Do you have a certain criteria for a trip to the ER or Ped?
For me they go the doctor if the fever and symptoms have lasted more than 4 days without getting any better. I do't go in for ear pain unless it last more than 4-5 days OR is unbearable pain that I feel it may need attention to prevent rupture. (Never happened)
The has only happened once between both kids and it was for stitches! Other than that I utilize the Peds after hours service for advice. If they said go tot he ER I would...but usually they assure me it will wait until morning and they give me some ideas to help the situation.
Where do you stand?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:44 PM on Feb. 10, 2013 in Kids' Health
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