I’m not a doctor, but I play one on tv

I am in the sick ward.
I have 2 sick kids and a dog that is driving me absolutely insane. He had to go to doggie daycare today…I think he had a good time.
I am not a dr. But isn’t it funny that when you become a mom, you suddenly become this medical expert. I throw around terms like “incubation period” and “rapid strep test” like I am a real MD. I can diagnose an ear infection without all those fancy tools! Just give me the amoxicillin for crying out loud! This week’s diagnosis conundrum is, do we have swine flu, or H1N1, as they are now calling it. Fever? check. Sore throat? check. Cough? check. Runny nose? check. But no one in the dr’s office actually wants to SEE you, in fact, they discourage it. When I went there to get a seemingly helpful homeopathic remedy for $21.00, the sign outside said all children and parents with those symptoms must wear a mask. I made Sara wait in the hall. I felt bad making her feel like this diseased person. I mean really, what is everyone so worked up about? If you get this elusive swine flu…you will live. You might go crazy, inside for days on end…but you will live. Trust me, I’m a doctor.

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July 2009 | Castle Rock, CO

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