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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dodging the Bullet

I had hoped that after four kids, the youngest now nearly 5 1/2, that we had dodged the bullet of strep throat. Today, after three long days and three miserable nights of interrupted sleep, the rapid test confirmed it...Seth is our first casualty to Strep throat. Poor little miserable thing!


angie said...

Poor guy. I hope he feels better soon.

Kristin said...

Is Strep something kids outgrow? I remember having friends with strep into Luke's age. As far as I know, none of us ever had it as a kid, none of my kids have ever had it either, did you? Some Dr.'s say it can be a genetic weakness/tendency. Hope he feels better. Lots of Ice Cream!

Leslie said...

You don't outgrow it, I know adults who've had strep. However, I do think there is a genetic tendency towards it, and once you have it I think you're more likely to have it again. I never had it, but Ryan did, that it how he acquired his kidney problems (glomerulonephritis), from an untreated strep infection. That and Rheumatic fever are possible complications of untreated strep.

Melissa said...

I've had strep. I HATED it. I was horrible.
I'm SO sorry that Seth has it. Poor wee thing.
Let us know when it's safe to visit!

Clark Captions said...

What a pitiful little picture! Poor thing!!! I hope he is on the mend and ready to get back into the boy swing of things.....good luck over there Leslie! And.....I wish you the best on your finals! I am sure they are coming up soon.