Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here

That's our new family motto.

Plagues and diseases of various sorts have lurked within our home, striking our bodies at inopportune moments. It started with DH's cold that put him out of commission for a few days. Then I ate potluck at choir rehearsal.
Bad Move. Really. Bad. Move.
I spent Thursday night and Friday morning in extreme abdominal pain. 'nuff said about that.
Saturday night brought a 1 am visit from The Rationalist complaining about a sore throat. 8 hours later, the sore throat turned into 102.5 fever. One doctor visit and 1 rapid strep test later and we have confirmed infectious disease....causing panic.
Intuitive Monkey is allergic to two groups of antibiotics. Trying to keep him from getting sick causes major bathroom disinfection and new toothbrushes and toothpaste being purchased....all to no avail.
4:20 am today--"Mom, my throat is really sore!"
Another doctor visit to check on The Rationalist, who has broken out in a major rash, and to get Intuitive Monkey tested. The Rationalist has Scarlet Fever--a form of Strep...y'know, because strep all by itself, without a dramatic rash, is too boring and humdrum.
Intuitive Monkey tests positive. Another trip to a pharmacy and back to the doctor's to take the antibiotic there in case he reacts to this form of antibiotic.....just to make sure he doesn't do anything like stop breathing and die from anaphylactic shock.
Two sick kids, in a 10 x 10 room, waiting for an hour and a half with hardly anything to do--except drive their mother completely crazy with the constant arguing, whining, and teasing.
Now I need some pills.....Valium, please....Extra Large Dosage.


divine.conspiracy said...

Ugh, being sick is very un-fun. Well, look on the bright side, maybe now no one will get sick in the winter flu/cold season! (Wait, do you have winter down there? :P )

terri said...

From your lips to God's ears!

Yes we have "winter", if you can call it that.

It is usually marked by the non-use of air conditioning and a lower electric bill....and, oh don't melt when you walk outside! :-)

Jazzki said...

From the expert in crummy immune system survival: grab the unfiltered apple cider vinegar! It'll kill what ails ya! I swear by it now (but caution: mix it with plenty of your favorite juice).

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