Monday, February 18, 2008
I feel so bad for Seth. This poor guy has had a rough year already...let me give you the run down. He started the year on January 1st like the rest of us...and after going back to school on Jan 7th, woke up on the 8th with a fever of 102.3 and a sore throat. After 2 days and some communication with the school nurse I found out that there had been strep throat reported in his classroom. So on Thursday I took him into the Dr. and sure enough, strep. As we left the Dr's office I called the nurse at school to report the strep (so she can notify the other parents) and she had just sent home 2 more kids from Seth's CLASS, not from the school, from his Class. On Friday, there were 9 out of 19 kids out sick, with 3 or 4 confirmed strep cases. So we went through 10 days of amoxicilan, and he was doing much better...date now, Jan 16th. January 30, Seth wakes up with a fever and complaining of a sore throat. I figured it must be a virus since he just barely finished having strep and going through a course of meds. So Thursday, Jan 31st back to the Dr. his symptoms were not really going away. Sure enough, tests positive AGAIN for strep. We started a 10 day course of Keflex, a stronger med. This time Dr. Glowinsky scheduled a follow up after 2 weeks to make sure we kicked it out of his system. So February 9th, we finished the medicine, Seth seemed to be feeling better. Wednesday, February 13th, early morning, Seth wakes up 4 times during the night with "wet poops" as we call them, and pretty severe stomach cramps. We just let that run it's course, chalking it up to too many anti-biotics in a such a short time, or so we thought. So, back to the Dr. on Friday the 15th for his follow up for the strep, the rapid comes back negative, his tummy seems to be doing better, and we're off with a clean bill of health. This morning, February 18th, woo hoo, first day of vacation with lots of fun stuff planned...Seth woke up at 1am with a sore throat and feeling a little warm. I gave him a hug, sent him back to bed and went back to sleep. (Sometimes he wakes up with bad dreams, but isn't awake enough to know if he's feeling ok, or if it was the dream that woke him up.) 5am-ish, Seth comes back into my room. I can definately feel that he's warm now, he wanted to lay with me in bed, so I had him lay down next to me, and we both fell asleep. At 7am we woke up and he was burning up this time, 102.4 and coughing and complaining of a sore throat. So we went downstairs, gave him some ibuprofin and some juice, and called the Dr. So, we have an appointment at 10:45am to do another culture, and see what's going on. Over all, Seth is a really healthy boy, with a high tolerance for pain. This for some reason has been a really rough month and 1/2. I hope they can figure out what to do with him. I've been told that if you get strep too much, this close together they may take out your tonsils...surgery on one of my kids is too scarey for me to imagine.
UPDATE-We're back from the Dr. Seth does still have strep throat. They are saying that the germ isn't getting killed completely. So we're on another round of anti-biotics, I can't remember the name, c-something, anyway, she said that should kill it completely. The good news is that he's not contagious, which explains why none of us have had it. So he's home and resting on the couch. When Mike gets home from work later I'll go and get some gatorade and his medcine, and by tomorrow he'll be feeling good as new.