Brook got up today and her fever promptly went up to 103 so off to the hospital we went. The diagnosis is tonsillitis.
I am so angry. I am not an idiot, I have a college degree. I have been to nursing school (RN) and respiratory. Yet this doctor treated me like I was one of those mothers that bring their child in to the ER every weekend because they are to busy , or lazy or whatever to take them into doctor's office during the week. He spoke to me like I was a child and had little understanding of anything. He spoke down to me and refused to even entertain the idea that it may be something else. He told me that fever that long is comman and to be expected. He then tells me that she could not possibly have tick fever because she did not have a purple rash. Excuse me, but a purple rash is NOT characteristic of Lyme Disease or Spotted Tick Fever. He refused to do a blood culture. Her blood work done in doctors office meets at least 4 of the criteria for Lyme's. Yes she may just have tonsillitis but for her it has been a non-typical response. She does not normally keep a fever for that length of time. It was rarely below 101 on fever reducers. Come on now several times it reached 104.7 on fever reducers, what would it have been if she was not on them? I suppose I am a moron.