Did you know that ear infections are the most common reason for a sick visit with kids? Did you also know that according to the National Institute of Health that three out of four children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday?
Since the stomach bug hit our house a little while ago and everyone I know seems to have, or know someone with it, I figured it might be a good time to discuss what to do when you or your child is vomiting.
I must admit when I first heard my due date for Tank I panicked thinking RSV/Flu season. (typical nurse!) Last time we went over RSV and it only makes sense to go over flu this week. When the flu hits your family it packs a huge punch. Some people vaccinate and others do not, I am not going to get into that but rather discuss the flu as a disease.
Get this, Medical Mom herself got sick. So, she is going to take off for the rest of the week as she gets better. I’m not sure where we got it from, but a stomach bug ripped through our house like wildfire. So far, 3 out of the 5 of us have gotten it. Even the dog was puking. Kinda strange, but I guess it could happen, right? I don’t know, I’m not the medical pro in the family.
So, we will discuss how our Christmas went, from my point of view. 😉
I am a pediatric nurse outside the home. I LOVE my job because I get to help kids get better and go home. I have decided to share some basic medical information about some of the common health conditions dealing with kids. This information is in no way a replacement for calling you primary medical doctor or pediatrician, so if you have any concerns, please be sure to call them right away.
I am told that you should always write about things you are passionate about on your blog. I LOVE my job. I work as a pediatric nurse case manager now, and have never had a job since I graduated nursing school where I had to work with adults.
Speaking of school, just so you know, I am a licensed RN. I graduated from Misericordia University (back when it was still a college) with my BSN. I currently work at one of the best pediatric hospitals the country has to offer. Anyway, let’s get back to the good stuff.