Tuesday, February 15, 2011

poor little thing

So two weeks of the "double ender" stomach bug for me and now poor Josie is sick.
We got an email from her school yesterday that 8 of 20 kids were out Monday with various symptoms - including vomiting, fever & respiratory symptoms. Lou and I decided to keep her home from school today to try to prevent her bringing anything else home.
And then, about 11 last night she woke up vomiting with a fever. (And I let out a pretty long strand of four-letter words.) She was up until 2:30am, slept til 7, then woke up with the funky welts pictured above all over her face, arms, and chest. Luckily we were able to get her in to the pedi and found out that it is actually some strange strand of strep!
We were shocked to find out it was strep but doc said the hives, fever and vomiting were a dead giveaway. Who knew? Seriously, everyday there's another parenting lesson. I am glad we got her in and started her on antibiotics. And now if Lou & I get it we can attack it as well.
So...add all this winter illness business to the loooong list of reasons why being pregnant and due in the summer is infinitely better than the winter. There is just nothing fun about *this* time of year.
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5 comments:

Three Austins said...

Awww big hugs to J...the poor things. Here's to hoping the meds kick in super fast and having a great pedi and getting her in quickly!! XOXOX!!

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Brent said...

So sorry to hear she is sick. Strange symptoms of strep. I would not have thought it was strep either. You may want to mention it to your doc when you have this baby, just to be safe. Pray you and Lou stay well and Josie heals quickly.

K.T.F. said...

I totally agree with you. I had Huddy in the winter and it was horrible. When I worked with sheep in Berea I would get so angry when they would plan a winter lambing season because it was sooo hard on the ewes and the lambs. Hope little one gets better and that you don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Poor Josie, I sure hope she feels better soon. I will keep her in our prayers. Laurie