I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I don't generally panic in a crisis. I have held together the edges of my nephew's scalp while waiting on hold with the pediatrician's office as my sister ran to throw on some clothes and rush him in for stitches. I have leaned over my two year old son who was strapped to a papoose board and draped with only one eye showing, calming his screams with soothing words of comfort and love as the doctor stitched his eyebrow shut.
But what do you do when your child has been bitten by a horsefly and 24 hours later he comes to you with his whole shoulder swollen, inflamed and feverish? I hate not knowing what to do when my kids are sick. I have searched online and come up with
His reaction is not what you would call severe, but it looks bad to me. I spoke with a nurse friend this morning who said that the chlorine in the pool he's spending the day at will actually help disinfect it. But just in case, I have my cell phone on me, and if I have to, I'll pick him up from his day of fun and run him in for an arm transplant.