You may recall a couple weeks ago when I wrote about having strep.Â I missed only one day of work, but I felt awful for several days.Â I probably spread strep around at school before I knew I had it.
Well, this past Sunday morning, RT woke up and told me that he thought he might have strep because his throat was so sore.Â Not wanting to spread it around at church if he did have it, we skipped church and went to a Minute Clinic to get a strep test.Â Yep, he had it.Â He said he thought he’d probably had it for at least a week because he had felt so tired and run down – but no sore throat until the weekend.
Stinkeroo (our daughter) called last night.Â “Mom, did you or Dad have a fever when you had strep throat?”
“No, neither of us ran a fever.”
“I think Sweet Stuff might have strep.Â She doesn’t have a fever, but she says her throat is hurting.”
So this morning, I checked email.Â Stinkeroo was true to form.Â Even though it was night, she wanted to know for sure.Â At 10:30 last night Stinkeroo emailed me to tell me that she had taken Sweet Stuff to the Minute Clinic, and she did have strep.
So, in the last week, my precious Stinkeroo has been to the doctor with Sunshine who was diagnosed with croup.Â I wrote about staying home with her last Thursday.Â Then to the hospital with S when he had minor surgery.Â Monday she had to take their dog, Bogey, to the veterinarian to get staples for a bad cut he got while jumping over some equipment for an irrigation system they’re putting in their yard, and now she had to take Sweet Stuff to the doctor for strep throat.
Here’s part of her emailÂ which I thought was funny:
I was telling S, I donâ€™t think any of us had been to a doctor in a while and in the past week, I have been to the Dr with Sunshine for the Croup, S for a Hernia Surgery, Bogey to staple his leg, and now Sweet Stuff with Strep.Â Â I guess I need to take vitamins to make sure I donâ€™t catch anything, so I can take care of everyone.Â Â I just really hope we donâ€™t pass around Strep in the family.Â The lady there thought it was funny Sweet Stuff caught strep from grandparents instead of the other way around.
Yep, PawPaw and Grandma Carol – the strep throat carriers.Â Sadly, it’s true.