Sunday, March 24, 2013

Germ Pit

Our house is a germ pit, and it's not because of a lack of disinfecting on my end!  Lord knows I've done more laundry this winter than I have ever done in my life, and the bleach/water solution has been my best friend.  However...

*  I was miserably sick a week and a half ago.  I had a fever, chills, body aches, head ache, and nausea.    There isn't much that keeps me in bed (or from going to work, for that matter), but I could barely lift my head off of my pillow without getting dizzy and nauseous.  I was so appreciative to my sister who came over in time to get Caleb off the bus and watch both kids for the evening while Matt was at youth group.  Looking back, it was probably Flu B.  (See below vvv)

*  Caleb tested positive for Flu B on Friday.  He'd had a fever off and on since Tuesday, and it spiked to 104 on Thursday.  He was given Tamiflu and seems to be on the mend.  He's excited to finally go back to school tomorrow--a true testament to his amazing teacher--and I'm hoping this was the last of the winter illnesses.  He's missed 9 days of school so far this year, and every single day has been either because of fever or vomiting.  I am NOT one to keep him home for a sniffle, and it drives me crazy to have him missing so much school.

*  I took Abby to the 90 Minute Clinic at CVS today because she broke out in the oh-so-familiar sandpaper rash of Scarlet Fever.  Her throat looked red to me, so I wasn't taking any chances.  After a ridiculously long wait with a two year old attempting to pull every box of cereal off of the shelves near the waiting area, we were finally seen.  The nurse practitioner was unable to get a good throat culture because Abby's mouth/airway are so tiny and her tongue blocks the view of the back of her throat.  She ended up doing a blind swab, but the test came back negative.  The nurse practitioner said that the rash looked like Scarlet Fever to her and her throat did look red.  Regardless, Abby was given Amoxicillin for an ear infection--shocker.  (This is the right ear that lost the tube and had some hearing loss, but hopefully the infection will be all cleared up by the time she has her audiology appointment on Friday).

*  Matt went to bed at the same time as the kids tonight because he was feeling sick and achy.  Awesome.


Or, get it all over and done with before our vacation next week.  Please.

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