Well, this morning, after listening to an all-too-hoarse Ryan whimper until 1 am or so, I decided I had to do the paranoid mommy thing and take him to the doctor. Kevin thought I was being silly (as usual) but I didn't want to go through hell again tonight without knowing why. It could just be a virus (there's a croup type thing going around, but Ry's not coughing much). Or it could be his ears again, or his throat.
The doctor took a look at him and didn't think it was going to be anything serious, but did the culture.
And Ry's got strep.
So, this means the chances of the rest of the family getting strep are good. I've already got a sore throat, but I'm letting it go another day before I get checked out, because mine might just be normal allergies. I've also got to make some phone calls and let people KNOW that he has strep, because he may have already given it away last Thursday. Urgh. I suspect the next few days/weeks aren't going to be good around here. We've got different sicknesses in our house than Audrey has in hers, and between three daycares/schools and spending a lot of time together, I think it'll be a bit before it all plays through. Ick.
He's had his first antibiotic dose and is resting now. Me, I'm going to go clean the kitchen and see how far I can get there. Then time to work again... I've got a lot of work still to do this weekend. I managed to get some done last night, and got to a good point in my code, but I've got some significant debugging left to do. The sooner it gets done, the better.
It's going to be a long weekend. And not in the good way.Posted by Deb Atwood at September 20, 2003 12:59 PM | TrackBack