talk about it more

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When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Strep throat

Yup, all that fever led to something more. I've been talking to the pediatric nurse for days now, and even today they weren't sure that Fiona had enough symptoms to necessitate a visit. But today was better than tomorrow, and I was pretty sure it was strep throat.

I stayed home with Nora, who's fever came down this morning. The two of us got a nap while the pediatrician took one look into Fiona's mouth and said, "Oh yeah. That's strep all right." She confirmed it with a rapid strep test. Ian and Fiona came home with two big bottles of berry-flavored antibiotics. Fiona's not so sure about it, but Nora is more than willing to drink it right down.

Bottoms up, girls. Lets get well soon, wipe down all the surfaces, clean the toys, and start talking about copious hand washing. Again.


At 9:03 PM, Blogger Teresa said...

We will miss visiting with the girls tomorrow, but we certainly appreciate your reluctance to possibly cause us to go through the same thing.

At 10:37 PM, Anonymous Polly said...

Don't forget new or sanitized toothbrushes! I don't miss having strep at all.

At 11:36 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Thank you, Polly. Sorry to hear you had it, too! I was thinking about sanitizing toothbrushes earlier today, but don't know how to go about it. Fiona's is on the motorized toothbrush and will be easily replaced. Nora just got a new sparkly manual brush from her Daddy, though, and she'd be sad to see it go.

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Jennifer N said...

jen- Glad you found the infection! Fevers that high usually have a source unfortunately. Try boiling the toothbrushs (I think) or soaking in mouthwash with the germ killer good stuff! Have a great day and happy healing!

At 2:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, my...sorry to hear about all these spotty throats, not to mention all the other yucky stuff that goes with them! Here's something on sanitizing tooth brushes--so maybe Nora can keep hers for a while!
love, Gran

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Jen said...

Thank you all for the notes of encouragement-- not to mention sanitizing tips! We're feeling much better now, and are glad to keep our toothbrushes besides.


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