Friday, February 22, 2008

Stupid Birds

I really wanted to blog more about Ivory's birthday and then I wanted to blog my funny moment that Keri challenged us to do, but I can't say that I am in the right mood for cheerful blogging.
I took my kids to the doctor today (finally). It was obvious they were all sick in one way or another, but since I already had Ivory's well visit scheduled for today, I decided to wait it out. And let me tell you, we did not go a moment too soon. Ivory probably has a sinus infection and certainly a ear infection in one ear. From the way she is coughing, I would guess that her throat is not feeling too great either. The doctor didn't run a culture on her because she prescribed amoxicillin and that takes care of strep as well as ear infections.
June has Scarlet Fever. It sounds like she has some terrible disease, but before you gasp in despair, apparently it isn't that bad. She turned kind of red the other day (a mom notices these things). She just looked flushed and her chest was kind of red too. I talked to my mother and she mentioned that it might be Scarlet Fever. Yes, my first thought was, my child is going to die...she has Scarlet Fever...didn't people die of that on Little House on the Prairie? Well, I still don't know much about Little House on the Prairie, but I know a lot more about Scarlet Fever. It is basically strep throat with a rash--that's it. I don't think many people know this because every one I tell looks at me with confusion or sympathy (don't worry everyone, June will not die of Scarlet Fever). I really should just say that she has strep throat because that is what it is anyway, and no one can really see the rash but me, but I have to admit I kind of enjoy the reaction when I say SCARLET FEVER!! It's probably the dramatic side in me. I really didn't think she had strep because she hasn't complained about her throat, but she tested positive. I think Ivory is more likely to have the same thing, but hopefully it won't matter with the gallon of amoxicillin I brought home. Which brings me to child number three.
Robyn was feeling better (I thought). She certainly has more energy, but when the doctor checked her ears, she has a raging infection in one. The doctor even had me take a peek myself. Now, I'm not sure what I am looking for, but I know your ear shouldn't look purple (it looked really painful). So, add one more order of amoxicillin to the list.
Oh, and about the stupid birds. I was sitting here getting ready to write this post and I could hear birds chirping. I looked outside, but all I could see was snow and I was wondering what stupid birds have not figured out that winter has not let go yet. I finally figured out that the girls had left open the Disney Fairies site in another browser and that was what I was hearing. That made me feel a bit better and now there is even sunshine outside. So, hopefully things will look up and I will get back to cheerful blogging. After all, I have a whole fridge of pink liquid that should make everyone a lot happier in this house.

7 comments:

Vieve! said...

Your blog sounds so sad! Get those girls feeling better-and don't catch anything yourself!

Stacie said...

Poor cute kiddos! Hope you and Tyler can stay away from getting the strep and yuckiness! That amoxicillin should kick it all for the girls though.

Stacie said...

Poor cute kiddos! Hope you and Tyler can stay away from getting the strep and yuckiness! That amoxicillin should kick it all for the girls though.

Kari said...

I can relate with your girls. I have been deathly ill since Tuesday night. I sure hope all us who are catching what's going around will stop soon and we'll have spring here soon.

Deanne said...

Hooray for the magical pink liquid. So sorry you've had a houseful of sickness. Get well soon!

Rynell said...

Hi Maleen! I found you blog somehow through a series of clicking...

I hope you all feel better very,very soon. We are all too familiar with strep. It is horrendous. We (and by that I mean I make the executive decision for my family) always opt for the injection of penicillin now because we get better faster.

Jodi Fairbanks said...

I feel your pain this winter, I really do. Oh amoxicillian- luckily Callie thinks it's candy for some odd reason. It just gives her the runs terribly. Yet another fun thing to deal with! I hope your girls get feeling better soon!