Today I spent a harrowing 44 minutes and 30 seconds absolutely certain that Half-Pint was going to die of Mountain Fever. In the final 30 seconds of the episode, Doc Baker revealed that it wasn't Mountain Fever after all! It was merely poison ivy!
The logical part of my brain knows that a) this has got to be the worst TV-show ending ever and b) it's also a total ripoff of the "Jan's not allergic to Tiger; she's only allergic to Tiger's flea powder!" episode of The Brady Bunch. The Little House on the Prairie part of my brain, however, was so shaky with relief that I could have kissed Doc Baker.
I think I'm trapped in an abusive relationship with Little House on the Prairie.