On the left is Na-Na and Paw-Paw’s pet Snickers. On the right is friends’ pet Howler. We keep Howler once in a while whenever our friends’ are going on vacation. And K loves that.
There are many paths you can take when you are sick; what you should do will usually differ depending on the specific circumstances you are facing. If your condition is life threatening, you need to call an ambulance. Otherwise, it can be tough to know whether the GP (General Practitioner) or the hospital is most appropriate. If you don’t know who to call in any particular situation, here are some things you should consider – stick this on your fridge or in your diary for fast access; you never know when you might need it.
The severity of your condition will be a significant indicator as to who you should call when you are sick. If you have the flu or any kind of viral or bacterial infection, you are probably better off talking to your GP, as these are relatively minor conditions. If you are suffering from more serious symptoms, such as fainting or trouble breathing, then you should definitely consider calling your local hospital.
The duration of your illness, as well as its severity, can determine who you should call or where you should go. If you are displaying symptoms that have lasted more than a week, the hospital should be your first contact. Anything before this should warrant a call to your local GP, who may be able to help you by prescribing appropriate medication.
Younger children are at greater risk of having a more severe reaction to conditions that may barely trouble teenagers or adults. If a child is sick, take into account the symptoms they are showing as well as their age. Any child that is younger than six months and seems to be displaying symptoms such as fever or vomiting should be taken to the hospital straight away.
If you require immediate attention, definitely call the hospital or try to get yourself to the emergency room as fast as possible. If you are calling on behalf of another person and you can’t move them or get them to the services they need, you can always call an ambulance to come and take care of them. Home doctor services such as Doctor To You are another option if you think your issues are not severe enough for emergency services to be called.
There are many different things you should consider before calling or visiting your GP or your local hospital, and the factors listed above are some of the more important. It can sometimes be difficult to make such a decision, especially if you are sick yourself and not functioning properly. If you are in a position where you don’t think you can make an informed decision, do not be afraid to ask a friend or family member to help you out.
Are you a GP? Alternatively, do you work at a hospital? What are the most common mistakes your patients make when deciding where to go for their particular ailments? What do you do when you have to make such a decision? Why? Leave your tips, advice and experiences in the comments section down below – your comment might just help someone else out of a pinch!
My daughter and I went to Walmart to buy some fruits and vegetables. But before that, we did some window shopping and looked at toys. We talked before going to the store that we are not buying any toy. I was happy that she didn’t give me a hard time in the kids’ toys area.
After the trip to the toys area, we head to the kids clothes department. I saw these two cute toddler shirts from Garanimals. They were $1.00 each so I grabbed and bought them. I think they’re in good deal. I love shopping for kids’ clothes especially girls’ clothes.
Head out to your nearest Walmart stores and check out for deals.
Kids Love Surprises – Lalaloopsy Minis Keys Sharps ‘N Flats Doll Set #Review ( Momimhar posted on August 9th, 2015 )
DD had a nice surprise in the mail this afternoon. Though I wasn’t really sure of the arrival date of the package, I was happy it was delivered today. My darling daughter was anxious in receiving a package intended just for her. Whenever a package comes at the door, she keeps asking if that’s for her. Well this time the package is for DD.
What’s inside the package was a Mini Lalaloopsy Keys Sharps ‘N Flats Doll set. The set include:
a Lalaloopsy Mini Doll – about 3 inches tall pink-haired mini doll.
a Pet Frog – 1 inch tall blue frog
an Accordion – 1 1/4 inch size blue accordion
Because the doll itself is between 3 and 4 inches tall, the size is just right for toddler girls to play with. The including two pieces in the set are not too small to hold. The mini doll has a movable head, arms, and legs for easy movement but it can’t stand by itself. It has a super cute design that young girls will be interested to get it for their toys collection.
Overall thought on this Mini Lalaloopsy Keys Sharps ‘N Flats Doll set:
Ease of play is great
Interesting set for pretend play
I received this Mini Lalaloopsy Keys Sharps ‘N Flats Doll set for FREE from a sampling program for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Little pieces are choking hazard. Not intended for children under 3 years of age.
Oh back to school is here. And tax-free weekend is next weekend. But as I was told, there is no tax for purchases of $100 below. Why oh why? If I will go shopping in tax-free weekend, what I will do is to buy my child needs for school in separate receipts. I know it’s quite tedious but to be able to avail the tax-free privilege, I would like to do that.
There is an excitement inside me seeing school supplies on display in stores. Parents and kids get busy shopping for the things they need. Aside from the school supplies, uniforms, shoes, handbags, and backpacks are a few of the back-to-school essentials that we have to provide our children.
My niece and nephews are happy that they have new school shoes and uniforms. They’re growing so fast that they have outgrown their old uniforms and shoes already. This school year, my niece is a college freshman, my nephew (her baby brother) is in 7th grade, and my other nephew is in 2nd grade. Next fall, my darling daughter will in Kindergarten. We will be going on a long vacation before she starts school next year. It is still a few months a head but I am now getting excited for our next vacation.