Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sick in the Summer

Isn't summer about the worst time to be sick . . . well, I guess maybe Christmas would be worse. Poor little Maddy has a nasty summer virus which came with a very high fever and sore throat. It started a couple days ago and finally today, the fever is gone, but her throat still hurts. Being the sometimes neurotic mother that I am, I ran her to the doc yesterday because I thought she had strep throat. Evidently not -- as the strep test came back negative. She has just been so worn out and not eating much as her throat hurts. I can tell she's starting to feel a bit better as she asked for a McD's happy meal today and was able to eat some fries.

And the Rickster had to go in for an upper GI yesterday. Evidently they give you some pretty good drugs ahead of time for that procedure. He came home in the best mood, remembers nothing of the test which involved swallowing a camera and had the nicest, longest nap yesterday afternoon. Am not sure what all the results of that test mean, as I am not a doctor and do not play one on TV! But, the docs are still trying to figure out his blood work issues before rescheduling the new hip, so we will wait and see.

10 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You sound like you have your hands full...I am hearing a lot of people are coming down with the fever and stomach virus...I hate sore throats....can't blame you for taking Maddy to the doc....I always do to....I worry about Strep...it can be so dangerous!

I hope that everything works out for Mr Tennis....I have had that test...they do give you some good stuff!

Hope that Maddy is on the mend!

Lisa

Jodee Leader said...

I hope Miss Maddy is feeling better soon! I agree -- it's not much fun being sick during the summer!

Lisa said...

I woulkn't want to remember swallowing a camera either! Hope everyone feels better soon.

Shari said...

Poor Maddy!! I hope she starts feeling better and her throat stops hurting! It is not fun being sick! Especially in the Summer!

Kate said...

Poor Maddy! Well, you may not be a doctor...but I am pretty sure you may have earned your de facto nursing degree by now with your house of sickies!!!!

Hope they figure out soon about Rick and that Maddy continues to get better!!! No fun!!

Chris & Deb said...

I hope you all are feeling better soon! I sure don't like to be sick in the summer either! Have a great weekend!

Rachel said...

So sorry Maddy has been sick - no fun to be sick in the summer. I have had a terrible sore throat for 5 days now and I did the same - went to the dr. to get a negative strep test!

I hope she's feeling better!

Rachel

paige said...

emily had pneumonia last summer....i had never seen such a puny sick child that time of the year before.
hope your little maddy is 100% aok soon.
her bathing suit is soooooooooooooo adorable!!

Lisa said...

I'm sorry to hear that Maddy is sick! I hope all goes well for your husband! No fun being sick in the summer. I hope you have a great week.

Bridget said...

I hope Maddy is feeling better - nothing worse than being sick in the summer!