My 2 year old is orange - page 3

Greetings everyone, I am concerned about my daughter and was wondering if anyone had any ideas about what is going on. This is my first thread, and my family doctor is out of town till Friday. I... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I pray all is ok ...I agree, never wait to get answers on a board. I am a mommy. No waiting for me. Kids are tricky lil beings. Esp lil ones. when they get sick, they CRUMP FAST. Next time your instincts tell you something is wrong, do not be afraid to listen to them and never ever feel foolish. Mine have saved me and my kids on more than one occasion. My daughter especially. Just on a low-grade fever (100)and vague symptoms, I rushed her to a dr at 11 mo, cause "something was not right"--- DAMN STRAIGHT...kid had RSV/AND bacterial pneumonia brewing. Thank Goodness for my instincts and an astute physician.

    Pls update us ASAP!
  2. by   NurseDennie
    Smilingblueyes - I can't agree more about mum's intuition and a GOOD doctor. I once took my older daughter to the doc because she didn't want the piece of chicken I'd cooked her for her lunch. "Wow, this isn't like her." I thought the doc would berate me (bringing a kid in to be seen because she refused a piece of chicken??) but turns out she had mono. Go figure.

    I hope our little orange friend is okay and that her mum comes back quickly and tells us how she's doing!!

    Love

    Dennie
  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    It's allright Zoe..... the only thing that kept me lashing out with a "THIS ISN'T ASK-A-NURSE!" comment was that she was getting told to take the baby to a doc STAT. I didn't want to hijack that important message.

    However, it is a little odd that she sought out (this was her first post) and consulted an anonymous message board for such info, instead of hauling azz to a doc or ER.

    Heather
  4. by   opalmRN
    The worst that can happen if you go to the ER, a bill for a visit.

    The worst if you don't go, ?????

    If it were my child, I'd opt for the bill!

    Please let us know how you make out.
  5. by   ayemmeff
    Let's cut her a little slack,otherwise she won't come back and tell us how the baby is doing...she'll be too scared!
  6. by   NurseShell
    Those buckle fx are sneaky little boogers! My son had one and I had written it off not broken cuz he could move it and all...oops!! Felt SOOO BAD when they brought the xray in!!!! 6 weeks in a cast - it was his left radius...poor guy! "See mom?!? I told ya?" ouch!
  7. by   Mary Angela
    Update,
    Again thanks. The reason she has turned a shade of orange was the carotene in her vitamins. This has taken a load off my mind and made me blush. Oh well. Other than that she is healthy as a horse. A baby horse.
  8. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Did she eat an excessive amount of vitamins? Did she eat all the Freds? (flintstone) vitamins that day??? Maybe you should check the inventory ... she might think their candy.
    Zoe
  9. by   ayemmeff
    Really pleased everything turned out well,Mary!
  10. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by ITSJUSTMEZOE
    Did she eat an excessive amount of vitamins? Did she eat all the Freds? (flintstone) vitamins that day??? Maybe you should check the inventory ... she might think their candy.
    Zoe
    good thought, zoe.
  11. by   shygirl
    Wow Mary! I'm glad it wasn't any of the other "diagnosis" that were offered here today!

    Shygirl
  12. by   shygirl
    Rock on Zoe!
  13. by   Furball
    whew!

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