So my six month old daughter has not been acting herself lately. Alot of screaming and no sleeping or eating. I thought it was teething, but I also wanted to rule out an ear infection so I brought her to the doctor today.
It turns out she has strep throat, which because she has had it so long it has also turned into scarlet fever. None of my other kids have strep throat, where did she get it from? (darn that Target..lol ) On top of the fact that no one else has strep throat she is six months old, it's supposed to be pretty rare for a baby to get strep throat. They are supposed to still have immunities from birth and also such small tonsils.
I thought I was nursing her so that I could give her some immunities which are supposed to prevent her from getting sick. I know a baby that is nursed can still get sick, but how come she gets strep throat? I don't really expect an answer and I know it's not a big deal and I should just be glad I caught it. I just feel sad that I let her go three days or more in pain and that I was letting her cry sometimes in her crib because I just thought she was overtired. I should have brought her into the doctor the first day I suspected something was wrong. I feel sad.
edited to add: I needed to add that I know it wasn't particularly my fault, but it still makes me sad because I am her mother and she hurts right now and I don't like my baby hurting.