She goes to bed without screaming and putting up a fuss.
Ashlea is sick. Unfortunately she can't tell me what is wrong so I'm not sure how serious it is.
She has been gagging more than usual the last couple of days, and then yesterday afternoon she seemed a little out of sorts - nothing I could put my finger on - just not her usual self.
This morning she seemed better, but by tonight she was very quiet and had developed a temperature. The only other symptom is that her tummy seems a bit sore to touch. She is pretty constipated at the moment - but she has been constipated before and never been like this. Could constipation cause this???
My current theories / guesses are:
- urinary tract infection
- random childhood virus
Of course my mind is running into overdrive. What if it is appendicitis? What if she has an intestinal blockage??? What if???
I'm going to take her to the doctor in the morning. I don't know whether to go to the GP or the ED. A mild temperature and an upset tummy can be handled by the GP, but if they recommend an x-ray or blood test then we'd be better off at the hospital. Any thoughts?
The other problem is that I have a RAGING toothache and am booked in for root canal in the afternoon. I can't not take Ashlea to the doctor, but also I can't miss my root canal as this pain is becoming unbearable. I also happen to be a little...stoned...on painkillers. And I'm meant to be filming for the preschool video AND having someone come over and measure up for the ramp.
It never rains but it pours right???