What should you do and who should you call when when your child is sick or injured? This is a question faced every day by parents. Do I call the pediatrician? Do I bring my child to an urgent care facility? Should I go directly to the Emergency Department (ED) or call 911?
First of all, trust your instincts as a parent. If your child has what you think may be a life-threatening condition, then the ED is the place to be.