Thursday, March 29, 2007

Good News/Bad News!



Well, the good news is: Lily is a wonderful patient at the Dr's office. When I took her to see her pediatrician today she wasn't scared in the least. She sat still, said "ahhh", and did it all sitting by herself...she didn't even need to hold my hand. The only part she didn't care for was the throat swab -- she gagged, but didn't shed a tear! After the exam was done, she headed happily toward the receptionist repeating one little word ..."sucker". Which, of course, she received. She has come a long way from 10 months ago when she would SCREAM BLOODY MURDER from the time I pulled INTO the parking lot until I pulled OUT of said parking lot. The reason for taking her to the doc's office today: I found out Monday that I had strep throat, and my hubby was at Urgent Care this morning (his throat hurt, go figure)! He discovered there that he has a very serious strand of Strep that often, if not treated quickly, leads to Scarlet Fever or Kidney Failure. (which was especially horrible news for him since he only has one kidney to begin with).

So, I took Lily to get checked out, even though she wasn't showing any signs of being ill. But, poor thing has been hangin' out with a couple of sickies, so I figured better to be safe than sorry.

OK...Now for the bad news: I bet you guessed it! She also has Strep. I never would have known! But, she is just a tough cookie when it comes to that stuff. Always has been. So, off to Meijer I went for more free antibiotics. Which is a blessing, especially after 3 co-pays this week. (ugh)

While I was there I bought some yummy ice-cream treats to try and put a smile on my family member's faces. Now Lily had missed her nap today due to all the craziness, so she had turned into a royal crabby-pants by the time the prescription had been filled. I was too tired to even be embarrassed by the cashier's less than friendly glances at my cranky toddler. Homeward bound we were, for dinner and ice-cream. We made it home, but Lily fell asleep in the car and had a major melt-down when I removed her from her carseat, so after about 30 minutes of water works I decided to pull out the ice-cream and give it to her BEFORE her dinner. It worked, thankfully, and she even ate a good dinner afterward. As I'm typing this I can still hear her chatting away in bed. It's almost midnight and she had an exhausting day, but she just isn't ready to give in to sleep quite yet. Oh my. I am. Good Night.

20 comments:

Dannye said...

glad to hear about Lily's trip to the Dr. going so well, but sad to hear you guys are sick (yuckie!!!), and glad you caught it in the early stages...prevention is the best!!

I prescribe lots of rest, chocolate, ice cream, cookies, okay you get the picture...get well soon, all of you!!

Verna said...

One time I took Carrie to the doc for strep testing. Since we were there, they tested Joe too. Lo and behold, Joe had it an Carrie did not. Go figure! Glad all went well. Mya has to rummage through the stickers at the pediatrician's office. Hope you all feel better soon.

Tracy said...

Glad everyone is on medication and getting better. I'm impressed that Lily does so well at the doctor's office. Hannah cries the whole time. We took her to a pediatric dentist a few weeks ago, and, despite how wonderful he was with her, she screamed the whole time.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i am so sorry all are not feeling well, but ice cream does make everything feel better...eat away!!!

Doris & Dan said...

Sorry to hear that everyone is sick. I really hope you all feel better soon.

Keep smilin!

Steffie B. said...

Oh dear.....I hope your two loveys are better soon. Emmie still freaks out when they have to swab her throat. I can't believe how late you gals stay up over there. I couldn't do it. I'm a big baby! I need rest! Boogie on, girlfriend! ;)

Carrie said...

Oh Man! Tough day there but so glad us moms trust our instincts and just go with the flow (Plan B or whatever works) Hope that you are all feeling better soon and keep enjoying the ice cream treats too!

LOVED the prayer video by the way, especially Lily's sweet little voice.

Stacy said...

Such a big girl at the doctor's office!

I sure hope all of you are feeling better today. It amazes me that Lily had strep and didn't even complain. I think that strep is PAINFUL. She is a trooper.

Hugs to all of you.

Kathy and Joel said...

Hope you all feel better very soon!!

Anne Marie said...

Oh Gosh, I'm sorry you've all got it. I'm glad hubby and Lily got tested when they did. Here's to ice cream and whatever else you guys need to get better.

And Go Lily for being such a trooper at the drs.' office!

Beckyb said...

Oh MAN - I feel your pain - we took Chloe in today too - fever, horrible bark of a cough, etc. - they tested for Influenza A, Strep, Blook work AND a chest xray - praise God - no biggie - just bronchitis - so Amoxicillin - here we come - no freebies for us!!! Get well soon over there!

Mommy Spice said...

Well, my goodness. Glad you caught it quickly in Lily. I can't tell you how many times we've gone to the doctor with one ache and left with another "illness" we didn't know about.

Emmie said...

Sounds liek Lily is tougher than I am when it comes to the doctors! I hate that place and especially that throat swab thing! ugh!
Hope you all are feeling better soon- keep us updated!! Sending hugs your way!

redmaryjanes said...

I'm hoping that this Springlike weather will bring these flu bugs to an end. I'm so tired of all of the illness.

Beth and Shayna said...

Oh, I am so sorry everyone has strep. I used to get it so bad as a child and my sister, come to find out, was a carrier. Never showed signs but had it. It is better to be safe then sorry and now you know you have to check on Miss Lily, even if she has no signs. Ice cream is the best cure all for everything. Feel better

kris said...

Hope you are EACH feeling much better very soon, and that you were all able to get good rest, even with that night owl of yours!

Lynn said...

Prayers of healing sent your way!

P.S. Popsicles work great for throat pain!

The Katie Starr Team said...

You sure are a smart one to go get Lily checked before there were even symptoms; good for you!!

I hope that you are all feeling much better soon.

Hugs!

Jonni said...

I am so sorry to hear everyone is sick. Hope you guys all feel better fast.

Hugs,
Jonni

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