Today, I decided enough was enough. 6 days of fever and sickness with no visible improvement is just too much for a mother to handle--despite complete confidence of a wave-of-the-hand dismissal from the medical community. So I took Eva to the doctor. Our pediatrician is out of town, so we saw a family practice medical doctor. No offense to the medical military professionals, but I have come to doubt their ability. After my pregnancy and birth with Eva, I have no reason to feel anything but speculation and hesitancy. (Except, of course, for the birthing process--I need someone to give me an epidural. ;) ) So as I suspected, it's the flu. And of course--there is nothing they can do.
Which brings me to the bone I have to pick with...I don't know who. Nature, I guess. WHY in heaven's name can we not come up with a cure for the flu? I know my scientific and biological knowledge is small, to say the least, but it just seems like we SHOULD be able to do better. We can cause human reproduction to work in a petri dish. We can give people new organs that function better than their original ones, like on Return to Me (great movie!). We can clone animals. We can find answers to bizarre diseases, like this guy in Malaysia or something I saw on television that had this wart strain that caused him to grow TREES from his hands and feet. We can do brain surgery. We can sometimes even cure cancer. Why then can we not find a way to make my daughter's runny nose and fever disappear? I just don't get it.