I’ve spent the last few days in the Sick Kids’ Hospital. Before anyone gets concerned, my daughter is OK. On Sunday evening she got a high temperature and was very sick. It was the cold hands and feet and the beginnings of a rash that was most concerning for us and the hospital agreed, sending an ambulance to take her to hospital.
The doctors did tests and ruled out meningitis, to our relief, but wanted to keep her in anyway as she was close to clinical dehydration and nothing was staying down. They put her on a drip to keep her hydrated. I stayed with her through the night and my wife stayed last night. She seemed a bit better yesterday evening and hadn’t been sick since Monday morning. Once she starts to eat, I think the hospital will allow us to take her home. The plan was for her to have a slice of toast this morning. I’m just going in there. I’ll find out the current situation, but I’ve a feeling we’ll all be back home by the afternoon.
***Update*** We're all home now and my daughter is much better. I noticed the Daily Mail's front page headline today was about how crap the Scottish National Health Service is - but it seemed pretty impressive to me over the last few days.