Well, after spending an hour in the waiting room, 20 minutes in an exam room waiting to be seen, and about 2 minutes talking to the nurse practitioner, she declared that she agrees with the ER PA's diagnosis of a viral rash. And that Kiernan's throat is indeed red. And that she agrees that they look like petechiae, but that they don't fit the typical pattern. And that she agrees with my assumption that it is the same virus that Brian and Brennan have been battling and that it just happened to manifest with a rash for Kiernan.
Well, that was 1 hour 22 minutes and a $10 copay NOT well spent.
Actually, it's fine. I'm always willing to spend time and money to make sure that my boys are OK. Much better to be safe, I'm just a little bitter that medical offices can't solve through-put problems. It's really not that difficult and there's tons of research out there to show which systems work and which don't. We aren't talking ER here people, it's the doctor's office. Where people always LEAVE. But that's just a little pet peeve of mine after working in several medical offices and you know, getting my Master's degree in this sort of thing.
The point is, Kiernan is just fine. He's a little crankier than normal, has a slight fever, and is lacking a bit in the appetite department, but he'll survive. And if nothing else, the past few days we've been able to spend a little one-on-one time together, which is always a nice treat.