Saturday, January 21, 2012

Improvements

Yesterday Mike called me at lunch to tell me his throat was incredibly sore. He went to the doctor and was diagnosed with strep throat. With that in mind, we took Jamie in. He also has strep. So they are both on antibiotics and Jamie was substantially improved today. He played and he had no stomach troubles at all. Mike's throat was better in the morning but got bad again later in the day. I am hoping and praying that the rest of us don't get it, but we will have to wait and see, I suppose. The boys were all very grouchy today. Actually, all of us were. But we made it through. We have to wake Jamie up at 11 p.m. every night now to give him a dose of his medicine because it has to be every eight hours. I thought he'd cry and whine, but he was so sweet last night and even thanked me for the medicine. He knows it will happen again tonight. I remember my mom doing that for me when I was really sick. There is something very comforting for a child who is sick to be taken care of by their mother, or their father. My dad, like most, was a working man, so he was not the one there for me during the day. But he always checked on me when he got home from work.

Anyway, that's it for my update. I hope I don't have any further strep updates to give. I'd love to see everyone even more improved by tomorrow, but I don't know if that's realistic. Apparently it takes three to five days of treatment to clear it up. So I'm off to enjoy the rest of the quiet evening until Micah wakes up crying, like he does every night. Goodnight.

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