The Glam Potter rang to ask advice on vomiting babies; confidently advised probably fine.
I rang today to check on the well being of the patient. She has scarlet fever.
on 13 June 2005 at 17:28
I thought scarlet fever was one of those Hollywood illnesses that only really glamorous and/or tragic types get. What is it?I have a friend whose son has only thrown up once in his six years of life (not including baby spitups, obviously). I intend to make him my child’s role model.
on 13 June 2005 at 17:31
KE is going to have the first baby that cleans up his/her own spitups and will probably change his/her own nappies.
on 13 June 2005 at 17:34
well you didn’t charge for the diagnosis, so no harm done then :)wow.
on 13 June 2005 at 20:58
Never knew why people got so excited about “Gone with the wind”.
on 14 June 2005 at 01:08
BHM: it’s probably something to do with the relief involved…
on 14 June 2005 at 10:42
Scarlet fever always sounds so old-fashioned – like quinsey (no, no – not the sleuth) – and like swooning and smelling salts.
on 14 June 2005 at 21:25
Firstly, you will all be relieved to hear that scarlet fever is no longer as serious as it once was and little L went back to the creche today a well child.
HJB, um, I think that the course of antibiotics is helping.
Kate, well, L isn’t glamourous or tragic, just small and suffering from a rash and sore throat. And trust me, your child will throw up. No, really. On the plus side, as H points out it may well be able to change it’s own nappy.
Lexy, well, yes, except to my reputation as a know it all.
BHM, har. JD, har di har.
Yeah pog, I know, like palsy or possibly palsey.
on 15 June 2005 at 10:16
Yes – and ague …
Ed: That’s quite enought Dickensian diseases, thank you very much.