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?