Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween 2007: 101.7 Degrees

Medical Update Below




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Fortunately, this was after trick or treating. Well... it perhaps wasn't fortunate for all the people she came into contact with. I feel so bad for her, she is really in a bad state. Her head hurts, her tummy hurts, her throat hurts, she can't get comfortable. Poor Supergirl! There must have been some Kryptonite in the candy!

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The next day...

Marley's fever continued to rise last night and it was clear she was in a very sorry state. Because we knew there had recently been a couple of cases of strep throat in her class, we took her in to the doctor first thing this morning. With a temp of 103 (45 minutes after acetaminophen), a red, swollen, pus-y throat, swollen glands, and a headache, the doctor felt comfortable diagnosing strep throat without doing a throat culture. He's been Marley's doctor since the day she was born and has been through her febrile seizures and the resulting antagonism she has felt for anyone in a white lab coat since then. She handles things much better now, but the doctor told me that in addition to her having every clinical sign of strep, it was also Marley--which I took as meaning that he knew she would not easily allow her throat to be swabbed.

So, after 48 hours on antibiotics or 24 hours without fever, she'll be cleared to go back to school.

Yeah Cefzil!

17 comments:

atypical said...

argh! I hope she is feeling 'super' again in no time.

-me

Sober Briquette said...

poor babe. At least she had her fun, and it wasn't a stomach thing...

Hope she chases the bug away, and NOT to you.

(Even sick, she's beautiful.)

Julie Pippert said...

Oh poor girlie!

I hope she's better soon.

At least she got to go out, and wear her super costume. :)

Julie
Using My Words

liv said...

Oh, but she IS so cute!! Poor thing.

Beck said...

Poor little thing....

Alpha DogMa said...

What a sweetie. I looked a bit like her on Wednesday night - no strep throat, just a bad high heel cowboy boot experience.

Hope she is on the mend.

Lindsey said...

Poor Super Girl!!! I hope she is feeling better now! And I'm so glad you are not harmed by the fires. I heard the news on who started them...AWFUL!

Mel said...

Ohhhhhhh...poor kiddo.

*sending healing thoughts*

Sucks when the kryptonite sneaks up on ya......

Pendullum said...

Poor Super Girl...
Hope she back to fighting candy crime in no time!!!

allrileyedup said...

Poor thing. At least she has all that candy to look forward to once she's better.

Poppy Fields said...

Poor Marley. My youngest just got over a bad case of strep, too.

Jozet said...

Oh no...poor Super Girl.

I hope the abx are doing their magic and she'll be up and flying soon.

Aliki2006 said...

Oh, I'm hoping she's 100% back to normal very, very soon.

Violet said...

oh blah, strep is the worst! Hope she feels better soon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Emily said...

THat's just awful. One should NOT be sick on Halloween!!

Maddy said...

Yup we're just recovering from a double dose of flu and asthma attacks. Hope everyone is back on the straight and narrow soon in time for Thanksgiving.
Cheers

Mel said...

((((((((hugs)))))))))))))

Hope all's well......