Friday, December 14, 2007

The Strep Family Robinson

Is this the face of a sick kid? Perhaps she's a carrier? I call her Typhoid Mary.

I have filled prescriptions for 3 out of the 4 of us in the last 3 days. Addie just complained of a sore ear one day and a sore throat for about 2 days. Now she is fine to all appearances but tested positive for strep throat. I have a nasty sinus infection. Adam has a sore throat and feels miserable. He went in for a strep test (immediate one came back negative) and the doc gave him antibiotics just in case the 24 hr. test comes back positive. Lily just finished 10 days of antibiotics so she should be covered.

What did we do in the days before antibiotics!?!


Student of History said...

They died. Early and often.

Sat next to student of history said...

Geez! Didn't she just infect all of you a few weeks ago? Perhaps her new moniker should be "Strepococcus Addie". I like what "student of history" had to say! You would have to be strong like bull to survive!

Jess P. said...

Good thing you History Students weren't in bio class. They didn't die from Strep. Now they might have died from the conditions caused by streptococcus, but not the strep directly.

Anonymous said...

right. you dont die of the flue, you die of dehydration. and lots did die.
you might not die of strep, but you might die as a result of having it.