Answer from Mary Engrav, M.D., an emergency medicine physician from the pediatric emergency room at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.
Having a sick child is never easy. The people of Providence want to help you care for your children in the right place. Some illnesses may require a trip to a doctor or a hospital. Other illnesses can be treated best at home.
The time to plan a fire escape route is not when you’re hanging out the window of a smoke-filled house; it’s when everything is fine, your mind is calm, and you can plan a rational strategy.