Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Not Again!!!

Last night, after her bath, Anna was complaining that she was cold, so she put on her footie pajamas. I thought she was crazy because it was quite comfortable, and almost too warm, but I made sure that I took off her blankets before I went to bed. Well, when I went to wake her up this morning, she had 2 blankets on top of her, and she was burning up! She took the blankets off, and went straight to the bathroom (nothing unusual). But, she didn't come out for about 5 minutes, and then I heard her calling. She was on the bathroom floor, clutching her stomach and saying that she had to throw up. I moved her to the toilet, and she did, indeed, throw up. She got all cleaned up, and went straight to the living room to lay down, with a thick blanket. I called my baby-sitter and Danny and told them that I would not be teaching today, and as soon as the Dr.'s office opened, I called them, too. Red flags were going up everywhere when Anna said her throat hurt, as well as her stomach. I wasn't going to miss another possible Strep episode this time, and the vomiting made sure of that! Well, the doctor confirmed that Anna has Strep, AGAIN. It's the second time this year! The doctor said that if she has it 1-2 more times this season, we will be referred to an ENT to take a look at her tonsils, and possibly have them removed. Yuck, but at this point, I'm tired to having to disinfect the house each time she has Strep, and deal with the 10 days of antibiotics. So, this is not the day I had planned, but at least Anna will be on the road to recovery quickly, and possibly go to school tomorrow.

6 comments:

Brian and Mandie said...

POOR ANNA! and POOR LINNA too!

Missy said...

Well, Anna probably wouldn't mind getting her tonsils out that much. I mean, she'd probably never get strep again and she'd get to eat nothing but ice cream for a few days. Definitely sounds like it's be right up her alley!

Melinda said...

Anna is deathly afraid of going to the doctor, let alone the hospital! She would have to be sedated before we even get out of the house in order to get it done!

Texas said...

When I a kid I had a ton of ear infections among other sicknesses due to my tonsils. The physician described my tonsils as a sponge and instead of fighting off illness they attracted germs. Anyways, in 7th grade I had my tonsils removed and am very glad I did. Really I wish I had it done sooner. It sure would have saved me a lot of doctor visits and possibly even from having to get tubes put in my ears in 5th and 6th grade. Anywho, to make a long story short, if a week of pain will help Anna in the long run, it may be worth going to an ETN and learning your options.

Damaris said...

How's Anna doing? I had to have my tonsils out. I had lots of ear infections when i was little, so they put tubes in my ears, and when I was still getting sick, they removed my tonsils.

Melinda said...

Anna is doing much better! After a lot of rest this weekend, and medicine, she finally woke up this morning without an attitude! She still has 4 days to go on her antibiotic, but it's really helped her out. Hopefully, we won't have to go through this again this season!