Monday, July 03, 2006

3 of us

All three of us have strep throat. All three of us are on antibiotics. All three of us haven't slept normally for over a week. All three of us are tired, grumpy and being mean. All three of us need a break from each other.

Well meaning relatives are trying hard to help, but none of them want to be encountered by the nasty strep bug. Although wisdom suggests that either or both families were the bringers of such a bad bug.

Thankfully, I've listened to that mommy intuition that said, "white spots on a swollen throat equals strep" and got them into the Dr within hours. Also good mommy intuition told me that I don't feel so well, and got me into the Dr., after only and hour and a half in the waiting room. 4th time in 6 months. Serious talk about taking parts of me that were meant to be there out. Too bad I've got Truman cooking for another 6 months. Or too good. Either way, things are sticking put for the time being. Including all my kids. Don't be bringing your nasty strepy kids anywhere near my kids (another rant for another time). Or me for that matter. Okay, especially me. My kids seem to kick it fine, but I tend to duplicate the nastiness in my defective tonsils.

So that is the update on how my life has been. Incomplete, I might add, but you really don't want to know the rest.

7 comments:

big d said...

strep sucks. i can't believe we are doing that again.

when will people learn to keep their sick kids to themselves?!

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txskidmore said...

Okay. Feel so sad for you all. That is the worst to all be sick .. and worse that hubby isn't home to help. Hope those antibiotics work FAST!!!

txskidmore said...

Okay. Feel so sad for you all. That is the worst to all be sick .. and worse that hubby isn't home to help. Hope those antibiotics work FAST!!!

Taffi said...

I'm sorry you guys are all sick. What a bummer to be too sick to enjoy Independence Day!!

Side note - I did the multiple-nasty-lingering-throat-infections-a-year thing, too. After I had a tonsilectomy (at age 31!) I've been sick maybe twice, and both times it was gone within days, not weeks like I was used to. Have the parts taken out! The two weeks of post-surgery pain really is worth it, I promise!!!

Stacy said...

I'm sorry you are all sick! That sucks rocks!!! If it were croup I'd be feeling REALLY bad... but no sign of strep here, so you must be talking about "other" family than mine.

Get better soon!