Monday, September 1, 2008

A Bunch of Sickos

Sorry, there hasn't been much going on here. Kallie has strep throat. She had complained for about three days of a sore throat and when I finally looked in her mouth it was obvious what she had. This was Wednesday, which led to a Dr's appointment on Thursday. This is only like the 3rd time in her life she's been to the Dr for being sick and we've never had a child with strep. (weird I know!) So, I forgot that she is allergic to penicillin and arithromycin (sp?) because the last time she had an antibiotic was when she was less than 1 year old. I remembered that she was allergic AFTER she broke out in an all-body rash after taking her first dose of antibiotic on Thursday afternoon. This led to more phone calls and waiting for a new prescription most of the day on Friday. But, we got it and she is totally fine now and back to normal.

Now, Evie has strep. I knew she would get it. When one of them is sick it is only a matter of time before the other gets it. It doesn't matter what you do, the other WILL get sick. Thankfully, we've got a new, barely used prescription of penicillin laying around and she got a dose of that today (so far no allergic reaction).

The most pathetic part of this entire experience was that Kallie had to miss two days of school while Evie had to go to school for two days without her. On Thursday Evie was so sad to go to school alone. I walked her in and told her teacher about Kallie and she understood the situation. I expected Evie to call half way through the day with some reason she needed to come home but no, she made it. Then again on Friday she was sad to go without Kallie. When I picked her and Holdyn up on Friday afternoon I left Kallie sleeping at home b/c K came home from work early. Immediately upon entering the van she looked around and said in a panic, "Where's Kallie, what happened to her?!"

Kallie, all the while was desperately missing her sister, too. Several times on Thursday and Friday she said things like, "I wish Evie was here," or "I miss my sister." This was the first time they went an entire day separated. It was very traumatic for them and me. Thankfully there is no school tomorrow/today and Evie will have had 24hours of antibiotic in her system and will be able to go to school on Tuesday. Only, now I've got a sore throat! I cannot get strep. I just started my semester of school on Thursday and have classes 3 nights a week! (BTW, I'm getting my Master's in Secondary Education and my teaching certificate) Pray for an end to this plague upon my household.

1 comment:

Rachael M. said...

Boo on strep throat!

I'm allergic to Penicillin and Erythromycin, too. Plus Sulfa drugs.

Basically, I can take Cipro and that's it.

But not while you are pregnant.

So I am avoiding sick peeps like all get out!

I hope everyone feels better soooon!