Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Redhead with a Red Throat

***Updated 10:35am EDT***
Tomorrow is supposed to Jessie's last day of school. Unfortunately we think Tuesday was her actual farewell to the 4th grade. She woke up to a sore throat and feeling puny yesterday morning so we held her out. By evening she was running a fever of 101. This morning she has white splotches on the back of her tongue. Just what she needs to welcome the summer! Strep Throat.

Jessie is at this very moment headed to the doctor for the "official" test. We wouldn't be so convinced of strep had it not been running rampant through her school the past week or so. I guess we're all now paying for one of the mildest winters and springs on record here in the Upstate of South Carolina. In fact I woke up this morning to one of the worst sinus headaches I've ever had.

Fortunately for Jess antibiotics are far better than they were in my day. She'll be back to full strength in a day or two. Unfortunately she is now quarantined from her brother. That's like making a fresh batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies, taking them out of the oven, waving the cookie sheet under her nose and then telling her she can't have any! To cheer her up I guess I'll be making another trip to the grocery store for some ice cream.

We'll also be keeping our fingers crossed that no one else ends up with it before our beach trip next week...I'll update this entry later today.

***Update***
Thankfully the quick test was negative for Strep. It looks like a bad sinus infection has made life miserable for my eldest. We're off to pick up drugs and ice cream: two of life's good things! Check back again later today. Ben has a new toy to tell you about!

4 comments:

The Curmudgeon said...

Drugs and ice cream. Definitely hard to choose a favorite between those two, eh?

Nurse Lisa said...

Sorry Jess! I hope you feel better tomorrow ;( Glad it's not Strep, and I have been feeling the allergy pain today too! I feel like i've not even taken my Zyrtec, but I DID, I DID!!!

See you all tomorrow!

Kelly said...

That photo is adorable!

Kyla said...

Yay! No strep! We know the pain of the quarintine. KayTar just goes crazy when she can't cuddle with BubTar...and he is constant trying to sneak over to her or bait her into coming to him. Stinkers!