Last Monday Loudoun's school called me early to come pick him up. He was complaining of his throat and ears hurting him. Tuesday Rick stayed home with him. Wednesday I stayed home with him, and at that point only his ears were hurting him. So I took him to the doctor, and it turned out he had 2 ear infections. Antibiotics.
On Thursday, Rick stayed home with him, and he was complaining of his throat hurting him....really badly. So, he took him back to the doctor, and this time they tested him. For strep. Positive. More antibiotics. And a note to stay home 1 more day. I sent in the email to work right away that I would need to stay home with him on Friday.
Here's the bizarro part.
Friday morning, I sat by the phone until 8:30am so that I could make an appointment. I grabbed Loudoun, got in right away, tested for strep, passed, and walked out with my penicillin prescription. Loudoun asked if he coould get a toy from the drug store. He had gotten one 2 times in the past 2 days while getting his medicine. The kid scored through all of this.
Yesterday was miserable. But today I am feeling almost 100%, and by tomorrow I should be plenty fine to return to work. I am soooo glad I nipped this in time. I am running out of PTO days! And it's only February!
I am ready for flu/cold/infection season to be over. Are you?