She was not on medication that would stop an attack. Singular is an alergy medication. It keeps the symptoms of allergies under control. Not asthma. I am very aware of what it is for.
Depending on her allergies, they may only be seasonal. You may be big on medications, that is your business and as you see in the follow-up post, it was not a doctor that stated that she needed to be on them. You do not over medicate children. You will compromise their immune system.
My kids had scarlet fever. I new it because I had just finished my nursing microbiology class and we followed the streptococcus bacteria all the way up to and including rhumatic fever.
I also told the triage nurse that my kids needed to be quarantined when I walked into the ER. I TOLD the that they had scarlett fever. The DOCTOR told me that it had been wipped out for decades and that he doubted very seriously that they had scarlet fever.
Four hours after I returned home from taking my boys to the hospital, and had already called their doctor to tell him that my kids needed some penicillin, the doctor called me and told me that my boys had scarlet fever. I thanked him and told him that I had called their pediatrician and was on my way to pick up their medication.
So you see, a PARENT knows more about their child than anybody else. The doctor only knows what the parents tell him. If he finds something else during his examination that needs to be treated then all the better.
If the mother is aware that the child has a medical condition that requires a nebulizer, which also comes in a hand held inhaler, syrup form and a portable nebulizer that is not $600.00, then I stand by what I said, she needs to do what she has to do so that she is NOT left standing there with just her court order in her hand. Those details can be worked out in court.
It is cruel NOT to take the precautions just in case it does happen. What is she going to tell the doctor, I don't have a nebulizer, but I have a court order. If the dad has to pay for it, OH WELL, she still needs to get one.
A parent knows their child BETTER than anyone. If he does not think that she needs to take medication because he has been monitoring the situation then that is his call. If the child is taking medication and she begins to have an adverse reaction, it is the parent that is there to notice it and STOP the medication immediately.
Thank god that my daughter's doctor knows that when I tell her that I need something, she see's to it that I get it.
I don't know how medicaid works in your state, but in North Carolina, "No Child Gets Left Behind". It is NOT just for the poor. If you apply ESPECIALLY if your child has a chronic illness, you will get help. If your income is too high, over $35,000 in some cases, you may have a co-pay, otherwise, the kids will be covered. Period.