Monday, February 16, 2009

My Personal Strep Test

I am being tested. Max had a fever on Friday and cold symptoms, so I decided to keep him home from school. It broke my heart because it was Valentines and he was so excited to pass them out to all his friends and give his teacher a big heart shaped box of chocolate. Well, after a couple of days of his fever hanging around, we decided to take him into the after hours pediatrician on Sunday. Steve took him in, and just before it was Max's turn to go in the doctor was called away on an emergency, so we decided to wait until today. Steve took him in and they were quick to find he has strep. Again. He had it just about a month ago, and I was so surprised that he could catch it again so quickly. But elementary schools are amazingly efficient petrie dishes, so I shouldn't be surprised. The good news is the rest of us were tested today and we're all negative, so only Max was the lucky one. Hopefully. Steve has a business trip coming up, so if all goes as it usually does, we will all get it as soon as he leaves. Oh, the joys of parenthood.


Kate Bailey said...

Ugh, luck would have it, huh? I hope he gets better soon, and I hope no one else catches it! Poor kid, missing such a fun day of school! Don't worry... he'll have plenty more. :)