Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Good News/Bad News

The Good News:  Piper saw Dr. Q yesterday and he believes she just needs a stronger antibiotic. (Apparently places like Minute Clinic and Patient First often don't prescribe a very strong antibiotic and while it works fine for some - Caroline - it doesn't for all.)  She has started on it and seems better already.  No fever since yesterday.  Whew!

The Bad News:  Bryce complained of his throat hurting last night before bed and woke up this morning with a sore throat, a 101.5 fever, and just threw up.  Jason left work to take him to the doctor's already.

The only thing I will say is that Bryce did say some kind of rude things about the girls both being sick last week and to say that maybe karma is biting him in the butt isn't far fetched - not that I want him to be sick but when you say "good" in response to one of your sisters being sick and then complain incessantly about the other one being sick you're asking for it.

This is one of those times when you realize the difference of having 3 kids versus less.  Normally, I don't even consider having three that hard but when something spreads through slowly, it's really hard and you feel like it won't end.  It's times like these I'm glad I don't have more!  I feel like we're starting the same pattern that we had in my family when I was a kid.  One kid gets strep and it spreads.  It didn't stop in my house until I had my tonsils out and then the strep mostly stopped.  (I was the infector!)  It's also hard when you have a younger one that is sick too.  Caroline and Bryce mostly keep to themselves when they're sick but Piper was laying all over me, drooling, and miserable.  It's one thing about them being little that is the hardest.  She's also the only one that still refuses medicine when she's not feeling well.

I am going to have Jason ask Dr. Q what he thinks Jason and I should do should one of us start with strep symptoms.  Does he want to see us or would he be willing to call in a prescription.  He's pretty good about that kind of stuff.  Normally, I wouldn't be overly concerned but given that my BIL is getting married on Thursday and having their reception on Saturday, this isn't exactly a good time for us to come down with strep.  I'm scheduled to be off on Thursday/Friday already but I don't want to spend it being sick.

And as usual when something is spreading through my kids I feel like maybe I'm getting it but can't tell if I'm really becoming symptomatic or I'm getting it.  When the kids have had stomach viruses I always feel a little queasy.  And in all the times one of them has had it, I've ended up with it.  And now since the girls were diagnosed with strep, my throat has been irritated off and on.  If I hadn't had strep last year, I wouldn't even consider that I'd get it since I hadn't had it since 1989 when I had my tonsils out but now I know I'm not immune.  Please don't let me get sick.  I was SO sick when I had it last year.

ETA @ Noon:  Bryce saw the doctor and while Dr. Q doesn't think it's full fledged strep yet, it's brewing and he went ahead and gave him the prescription.  I also had Jason ask what he wanted to do if either of us came down with it and he said just to call him and he would call in a prescription for us.  Whew!  So at least now I have the peace of mind that if I do get sick, I can just get the medicine quickly!  Thank you, Dr. Q.  Now to get Bryce on his antibiotics and get him healed!!

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