Monday, December 19, 2005

How do you know

when to call the doctor?

Back in 2001 during the Anthrax scare I was working with mail in my job at the "small software company out of Redmond, WA" and I freaked out because of basically just a cold or something and went to the emergency room. OK...that was lame.

Then as a new mom I freaked when Katrina basically emptied her stomach one afternoon, and so I called the dr. Just to was the dr. on call, not the kids' doctorand he told me exactly what it said in the New Baby handbook regarding vomiting thereby making me feel stupid.

So now I am nervous to call the dr when maybe I should have called sooner. So how do you know when sick is sick enough? I guess when Alex and I go today, I might ask him.


At 10:28 AM, Blogger Sherrie said...

We have a Kaiser health handbook that is absolutely awesome. I can ask Dave to get one for you if you like. It is well written, provides great insight on all sorts of health issues, and each topic closes by saying what conditions indicate you should call the doctor on either an emergency basis or when the office opens in the morning :~)

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Mellifluous said...

We actually have a couple of health handbooks...but sometimes its still hard when things are borderline. Turns out Alex has RSV/bronciolitis, so it was good that we went in.


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