Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I love strep . . .

Not too long ago when Robert was in Texas, I had Harrison into the emergency room with Scarlet Fever. Scarlet fever is a strep related illness, my family has issues with strep. I thought I had avoided it this time, however last weekend I began getting sores in my mouth. I did this about 10 years ago and ended up having to get a portion of the inside of my mouth cauterized. It sucked. I didn't get rid of all the strep virus and about a month later ended up with horrific boil, then about a month later my kidneys began to shut down and a puffed up like a balloon. After 2 hefty rounds of antibiotics, I was strep free. I have missed work yesterday and today. I can't remember when I last missed 2 days of work in a row.

I am feeling better tonight. I slept on the couch most of the day and hope I get to return to work tomorrow. My kids are whacko from having their routine disturbed.

4 comments:

FAScinated said...

When my son Ben gets strep he has a lot of OCD behaviors...something called PANDAS - Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. I dread a positive strep culture in our house. I hope you feel better soon! ~Kari

one4JC said...

I have you seen this post about Strep? I found it through CMHL...

http://masthead.blogspot.com/2006/04/in-which-we-are-strepped-of-all.html

one4JC said...

The rest is
/in-which-we-are-strepped-of-all.html

It is worth the look considering the zoo at your house...

Sheri said...

I'll file that way in my brain for future reference even the\ough it is a bone of contention with some vets. And alos, when this happened before I was "zoo" free.

Thanks though!