this is the 2nd time i took my son to the ER and they wont test his for the flu! They told me the cdc does not require any testing unless you have been out of country or i quess on your freaking death bed...that they can treat flu symptoms but they wont test for flu because pretty much everyone has it. so i call the cdc to complain and they tell me the same thing! I cant believe this. wtf do i have to do to get them to look at my son...his chest sounds fine, his xrays look good...yadayadayada, but no kid should run a fever and have a chronic cough for over a month! Sorry i had to get that off my chest...feel free to unload yourself if you hate hospitals.Answer Question
Have you tried to go to a different ER or have you brought him to his Doctor? The state and town that I live in if you have one sign of the flu they are treating you for it. GL I hope he gets better soon. I hope you feel better that you got that off your chest.
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Do you have a regular pediatrician? That is where you should be taking your child not the ER. ER's are for emergencies. They don't have the time to do every test. If you don't have a regular pediatrician, which with the mess our health care system is in try a walk-in clinic. They are more likely to test and get more involved in care.
Yes the system sucks but it is what we have and getting upset won't help. What does help is learning to use the system better.
I hope your son feels better soon.
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