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STREP 6, ZOO 1

Doesn’t add up, does it?

Strep has kicked our butts. Here’s the run-down:

Strep 2, Nancy 0
Strep 2, Logan 0
Strep 1, Maggie 0
Strep 1, Burke 0
Strep 0, Mike 1

Ya. Mike’s the only one who hasn’t had Strep in the Zoo. And Logan and I were both just re-diagnosed with it.

Wonder who’s next!

Logan Update

Despite going out to play yesterday, Logan was indeed sick. A few sips of hot chocolate when he got back in and then to the couch for “a rest.”

Later on, his fever spiked so we put him in a bath.

Even the bubbles didn't cheer him up!

That seemed to bring the fever down, but he went to sleep in his bed after that.

A bit later, he ended up throwing up – and the fever was back – so I plunked him into a second bath. (No bubbles this time.)

Fitful sleeps through the night and a slight fever this morning.

Off to the doctor’s office we go. An ear infection. And the meds should help with some “rumbling” in his chest as well.

The poor guy has been sleeping for most of today too.

Just Go Away!!

Another one bites the dust. Logan now has a fever. For those of you keeping score, it looks something like this:

  • Me (bronchitis)
  • Burke (fever)
  • Maggie (fever and bronchitis; finished meds on Friday)
  • Burke (fever AGAIN)
  • Logan (fever)

And Mike hasn’t been feeling well either. In fact, he’s been sleeping for most of the weekend…which – if you know him, you know that’s HIGHLY unusual. The man can’t sit still.

Hoping we’re all healthy for Christmas (and Disney!!!)

Just Breathe

I went to the Minute clinic this morning. I’ve been coughing for about a month and a half now…and last week my throat started to feel sore. Before Thanksgiving, I went to see my doctor (saw the one on call) and they said my lungs were clear and that my throat is probably just sore from post-nasal drip and here’s some cough syrup with codeine to get you through the night. Oh, and if it’s still sore after a week, come on back.

Well, my doctor’s office is about 45 minutes away…and I had thought they’d just do a strep test (which I don’t need an appointment for), so I decided instead of taking the drive, I’d hit the minute clinic that’s less than 10 minutes away. (A half hour wait later…)

Anyway, I talked with the doctor (RN??) there and she immediately stated that I have a sinus infection … which is what’s causing the post-nasal drip … which is why I’m coughing. Oh, and there may be a case of bronchitis.

So…now I’m on meds and an inhaler!

Part of me is relieved – please oh please let this kick this crap OUT of me. Part of me is pissed – why didn’t my doctor see ANY of this last week? Part of me is skeptical – Minute Clinic…in CVS … are they just trying to sell more meds?? Most of me just wants to feel better.

Sicky Sunday

Normally I’d be putting up a Baby Picture Sundays post but I just don’t have the energy today. The entire house is sick…I suppose that’s what happens when your kids go back to school and the weather starts changing.

The kids are coughing, I’m coughing. The kids are sleeping more than normal, Mike’s letting me sleep more than normal.

Lazy, lazy Sunday with Leapsters and TV. Go Mommy – way to be mom of the year 😉

First Day of School!

Today is Burke and Marjorie’s first day back at preschool.

I really thought we were in trouble when Burke woke up saying he didn’t feel well.

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Then Marjorie came into the room with her backpack and lunch box.

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So he was all better and we scrambled to get him dressed and ready on time.

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Since we were in a hurry, this is the best picture I got with both of them together.

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Once at school, Marjorie went straight for the play kitchen.

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And Burke went for the easel.

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I think he’ll be just fine.

Every Time

Okay, maybe not every time…but it seems like most of the time when we make plans for the family to get together with our friends, one of the kids gets sick and we can’t go. I think I’ve missed out on seeing my Connecticut friends the last 3 or 4 times they’ve all gotten together because of this. I know with 3 kids the odds of one of them being sick at any given time (especially in the winter) is probably astronomical, but sheesh. It’s getting ridiculous!

We’re supposed to go to a BBQ with friends this afternoon, but Maggie is *so* droopy. We did a Costco run and she fell to sleep in the car on the way home. She never does that any more! She’s had a fever off and on for the past few days and her poor nose is still redder than Rudolph’s (and very sore!)

Tomorrow we’re supposed to go see the above mentioned CT friends…I’m seriously hoping that she’s better by then because I really miss them. It’s been a long time since we’ve all gotten together. . . or should I say, since I’ve been able to get together with all of them.

And I had to cancel Maggie’s very first singleton-friend-coming-over-without-a-parent playdate on Friday because of this ick she’s got. She was crushed. (She was pretty pissed about not going to school as well…)