I posted yesterday about my daughter, and now my anxiety has switched focus.
My daughter developed a sudden fever on Sunday evening after a fun filled weekend. Got up to 103 temp, sore throat, pain in ears, tummy ache and now, headache.
She has complained of headaches before, after a hot day at camp or while running on occasion, all recently, meaning in the last month.
Now, she's got this "virus" and her headaches are more prominent. She explained that they get worse after she gets stands from a sitting or laying position, but they don't really go away. She's still really cold, but her fever has dropped to 100.5. Throat still hurts, tummy a bit too, but she's eating and drinking and passing gas..
Here's my worry. Those headaches. She saw her Dr. yesterday and that's how we determined that it's a virus, and he didn't seem overly concerns. Just told us this virus is going around and they are starting to see a lot of it over the past few weeks.
I called the Doc again today about the headaches and they said they weren't overly concerned because she has this virus, and if the virus goes away and she's still suffering from the headaches , then they may want to see her again.
All common sense says to listen, trust them, trust my husband who says that of course she has a headache she's been sitting around all day watching TV and she's sick.. but my anxiety won't allow me to rest. She was bitten by many mosquitos recently (I even mentioned that to the doc and all he could say was use Benadryl if the itching gets bad) but no more concern than that..
Am I the only one worried about encephalitis and/or meningitis? Am I wrong to worry about worst case scenario? Why doesn't anyone else seem to think of these things as a possibility but me? And what if it IS something like this and the doctors are just pushing it off as a "virus" and my poor girl should be getting medical attention?
I guess I need someone other than my husband, and the nurse, AND the doctor to tell me to stop worrying. She's my baby (she's 8 years old), and I can't bear the thought of anything happening to her, I mean, literally.. my life would just end.
Words of advice? Please?