Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sick Again

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. My 5 year old has been sick. Again. He came home from school on Tuesday with a fever of 102.4 and said his throat hurt and didn't have any appetite. My husband took him to the pediatrician the next day. They did a test in the office and said it wasn't strep throat. It was just a virus that we had to wait out.

We waited. We went through lots of Tylenol. On Friday morning his fever was down to 99.5. That's the lowest it was all week without any medicine. By Friday night his temperature was normal. He was eating dinner.

Then the phone rang during dinner. It was a nurse at the pediatrician's office. She was calling to say that the lab results showed that my 5 year old did have strep throat. She wanted to call in a prescription to the pharmacy. She was surprised when I said that wasn't necessary. Actually it was necessary 5 days ago! But by the time she called he was feeling much better.

I understand that sometimes those instant tests can give false negatives. But if they suspect a false negative do they have to wait that long??

Today my 5 year old is feeling like his usual self. He's back to fighting with his older brother.

Now I'm holding my breath and hoping that no one gets sick for Thanksgiving :S


Yaya said...

Why did they wait that long to find out he had strep? Poor kid. :(

Lynn said...

Poor guy (and you) - strep makes you feel miserable. Hope he is 100% by Thanksgiving

hokgardner said...

THat's stunning that they waited that long. Step can be so serious.

I'm glad he's better, and I hope no one else gets sick.

Joyce-Anne said...

I hope you (and everyone else) manage to stay healthy for Thanksgiving.

MaBunny said...

Lets hope that no one gets sick over Thanksgiving ANYWHERE! My daughter just got over strept throat and a sinus infection at the same time.
Hope your week goes great!

Talon said...

Glad he's feeling better. What a trooper! And I really hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving without any virus intruders!

Mama Zen said...

I'm just glad that he didn't get worse!

Heidi said...

That's happened to me a couple of times - I'm sure I have strep throat and I'm told, no, you don't. Sure enough, the lab results come in and I've got it.

I'm glad he's feeling better.