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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Lunch

My phone rang. I half recognized the phone number – enough that I knew it was probably not going to be good. “Hi, this is the school nurse…”

Junior wasn’t feeling good, said his throat hurt, and she looked and said it was red, and that she might have spotted some white. Ugh Ugh Ugh…not strep!

So I have to leave to get him right away because you cannot leave a kid with strep in a school building. He’s like a time bomb. The doctor was able to see us, and checked him all out, and gave him a rapid strep test. While we waited I noticed his face was a little flushed, his eyes glassy. The doctor said he had swollen glands.

The results? Junior does not have strep. Yet. (It’s a given, with his other symptoms and the fact that his throat is already red and painful.)

However, I do.

So wait, that nagging sore throat wasn’t from post nasal drip?

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  1. Anonymous

     /  December 13, 2006

    In the same boat…I was at the docs Monday night for my daughter. She was home two days from school even though she got a flu shot. Guess I wasted $20.

  2. Beth

     /  December 14, 2006

    Strep throat, ugh. I have been sick since last week (I won’t be going to Disney in the middle of the holiday rush again) and I keep thinking positive, drinking tea and airborne, and telling myself it could not be strep.

    Well, hope you and Shadow feel better soon. Online shopping, and Toontown during the day, are all fun when you are home sick. 😉

    By the way, I got the flu shot last year and ended up with the flu (which I had not had in years). So I skipped it this year. We’ll see….

  3. Christine

     /  December 14, 2006

    Boo! Everyone seems to be sick. Sigh. Feel better!