Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Strep X 2.5

Well today should be very, very interesting. I have two and a half cases of strep at the house. Both Ainsley and Graham will be staying home from school today. According to Dr. Debbie, Graham tested "a little bit" positive. I asked her if that was anything like being a little bit pregnant. She said yes. By the way, we had this conversation right in front of Graham so it would not surprise me if he begins to tell everyone he is "like" pregnant. Within minutes he and I were back on the road on our way to CVS for some antibiotics and prenatal vitamins.

Ainsley was less clear. She was a rather odd case. Believe it or not, she had been doing just fine. However, yesterday, before her nap at school she began to complain that her tummy hurt and that she did not feel well. By the time she woke up she clearly had a fever. I decided to go ahead and take her by Dr. Debbie's as well. We made a beeline to pick up Sydney and then made our way back to the doctor's office. There we discovered Ainsley had a 104 degree fever. We quickly dosed her with some Tylenol. Ainsley's throat was covered with little red sores. Surprisingly, she tested negative for strep. However, given the sudden onset and inclusion in the Dungan family Dr. Debbie decided it would be best to treat her as well.

While we were there we also asked Dr. Debbie to give Sydney the once over. She was beginning to complain (independently) of a scratchy throat and had some sinus symptoms as well. In the end she tested negative for strep but was ushered some antibiotics as well. It is also interesting to note that we reloaded her on her super combo of Astelin, Nasonex, and Singulair in an effort to regain control of the sinus thickening that we rediscovered on her CT scan.

So, everyone is fully medicated. Ainsley and Graham will both need to stay home today. Sydney will be headed back to school with the hope that we may have caught and addressed her exposure before anything becomes evident.

You should know, everyone seems fine this morning. I think this is going to be a rather rowdy day at the Dungan household.

It will be a day full of twerp purpose.

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