My daughter, Tiffany called to tell me about her miserable day yesterday. And it was miserable.
Our little village in Illinois really has terrific programs, not to mention that incredible library system I mentioned. They were also offering H1N1 flu shots free to young children. We always got our flu shots free there. Tiffany could hardly wait to take KC to get the shot. She'd been waiting a month but then the night before, KC came down with a case of hives.
I'm very sorry to admit she's inherited that from me. I used to get it for no identifiable reason. I attributed it to stress. If my resistance was down and I got upset, I got hives. It was sort of an early warning system. I get hives, I go to sleep, no more hives. If I didn't relax myself right away, I could end up in the emergency room. I didn't know about Benedryl then. Did they even have Benedryl?
Yesterday, Tif brought KC for her H1N1 vaccination and mentioned how she'd gotten hives the night before. They said she should call her doctor to see if it was OK for KC to get the vaccination. She called the Chicago office and they said to bring KC in. She did.
When they trekked into the doctor's office full of coughing, sick children nobody admitted to telling her to come in for a case of hives that was already gone. The doctor looked at her and sent her home.
This all cost Tif over a hundred dollars for the quick visit (lousy health insurance... but that would be another rant), lots of gas and NO H1N1 flu vaccination.
Not a good Friday for them...
Ah well, at least my little monkey is ready for Halloween!
But my all time favorite so far was not really a costume but a snow suit that her doting Uncle Jonny sent her. She reminded me of a little Eewok.