Jeff Klopmeyer Posted April 29, 2004 Share Posted April 29, 2004 He's fine, just so you know up front. But this is kinda gross, so you may want to skip this thread. You're warned. He'd had a cold for a couple of days, accompanied by a slight fever. I'm not one to rush off to a hospital the minute my boy gets mildly ill, so I just kept him on rest and liquids since Monday. But today, he was miserable, and I asked him what was wrong. He kept saying it was his mouth, but when I'd look in his mouth, I couldn't see much wrong... but there was a pretty bad stench coming from there, so I thought that maybe he contracted strep or something. Then I finally thought to look on the roof of his mouth, and the whole thing was about as pussy and bloody and infected as you can imagine. So then I did freak out. That boy almost never gets sick at all, and he seemed worse by the minute. I put him in the car and high-tailed it to the local Doc-in-a-Box (one of those little immediate care centers), not wanting to screw around with his pediatrician's office. They pulled us right in. Took his temp (101). Weighed him (53 pounds). Checked his pulse... all the normal stuff. And amazingly, it was only about five minutes later that the doc came in. That's some kind of medical speed record. Well, he took a look at the mouth, and we were relieved to hear that what was going on wasn't serious. But (yech) on top of a nasty cold, he has a nasty infected canker sore. It is too gross to even attempt to describe in there, so I won't. But the point is, a couple of days of antibiotics and he'll be fine. There's nothing worse than your kids getting sick, even when it turns out to be no big deal. - Jeff Marketing Communications for MI/Pro Audio My solo music and stuff They Stole My Crayon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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