Finally, I said, and I am quoting here, "Oh for God's sake, let me look in your throat". Her throat was red and I saw the oh so familiar white spots on her tonsils. What kind of kid complains relentlessly that her throat hurts? A KID WITH STREP THROAT. Huge fail on my part. And this, my friends, is the look of being judged and found wanting.
|"I told you my throat hurt."|
I took her to urgent care for a prescription and she feels a million times better now, but seriously, I couldn't bother looking in her throat the first hundred times she complained? I felt terrible. She has been spoiled a bit since, and her trouble sleeping means I got to snuggle her all night via being kicked and having arms slung in my face all night long. I think I have served my penance. Next time a kid complains about a sore throat, you better believe I'll check their throat.