Feb 18, 2008

Strep Throat and Shih Tzus

Just when I was getting excited that Kristin has made it almost completely through winter without an ear infection or getting sick....well, I never should have thought it! A few weeks ago she got the flu, but it wasn't too bad. She did stay home two days though. Then last Tuesday just as I walked in the door at work, I got a phone call from the school telling me Krsitin had a temp and needed to be picked up. Great. So, I brought her back to work with me. She laid on Shawn's couch all day and slept. We ended up at the Redi-Clinic that evening with a diagnosis of strep throat. Well, a couple of days later all seemed to be going ok. Kristin was still a little grumpy and not eating like usual, but I just thought it was the antibiotic. Then over the weekend she got the hacking cough again. And it got worse. This morning she refused to eat breakfast--first clue that something is wrong--then at school Ms. Pam said she got out her mat on her own, laid down and went to sleep--second clue..something wrong. Again I took her back to work, her temp went up, she had the same complaints...headache, stomachache, and sore throat. We were able to get into the doctor this afternoon (a new doctor who I LOVE). She did another strep test, it came back positive and the doctor said she probably has strep that is resistent to penicillin. Now she is taking Zithromax and I am praying she is feeling better tomorrow...

During the few days that Kristin was feeling better we adopted a new dog...Austin, a three year old Shih Tzu. He is just the sweetest thing. I think he looks like a cross between an Ewok and Gizmo from Gremlins!

Well, I am off to do some laundry and hopefully a good nights sleep!

Feb 3, 2008