My daughter called me last night that she thought she had "faningitis" - which is what we call getting a cold from having a fan blow on you!
This morning, she was really sick and very upset. She couldn't swallow and her glands were swollen and she (we) figured it was strep throat. Down on her campus, there is no nurse on duty on the weekends. The RA and RD didn't answer their phones and Campus Security told her if she was sick, she could call an ambulance - Idiots!!!! So, sometimes, you just have to take matters in to your own hands. It took me a while, but I remembered the CVS in the town about three miles away from campus (thank you, Lisa for the idea!). I called to see if there was a minute clinic in the CVS. No such luck, but a nice southern lady told me that there was a regular clinic down town Lillington. So, my daughter found a senior with a car and asked her for a ride - Thank GOD for Southern Hospitality. This young woman brought my daughter to the clinic, stayed with her for two and 1/2 hours and then took her to McDonalds for a Smoothie to ease her throat. It isn't strep throat, but mono. She must have had it prior to us going down to NC, but she had no symptoms. There is nothing they can do for her and she has to rest this week - no exercise or exertion. She can go to class, but if she can't, she has an excused absence. She has to go back to the clinic in a week for another blood test.
It's pretty hard to be 600 miles away from your kid when she is sick. You feel pretty helpless. It really sucks and I knew this would be the hardest part. I just didn't think it would be less then a week after we dropped her off!