I’m not sure illness is what I have in mind when I teach my girls about sharing.
Munchkin has been sick off and on since Halloween but it was just a runny nose with the occational cough; Peanut had a runny nose. Nothing alarming.
Sunday night, Munchkin was up most of the night coughing. This translates to Mommy and Daddy being up most of the night. I woke up (if you can call it that) Monday morning with a cough and a sore throat; took some lozenges and headed out to work.
Last night, Munchkin, Peanut and I headed out to the walk-in clinic associated with our doctors office. Surpisingly there was’t any line up! Oh, and there was a chalk board to keep the kiddies entertained while I flled in the forms since this was our first visit there.
Got in to the room, waited a few minutes and the doc arrived. Munchkin went first. I explained the history while the doc checked her ears, throat and chest. Ears and throat were all clear. Doc guessed that the length of sickness may have been due to back to back viral colds. For her lingering cough she prescribed 2 inhalers to help her lungs finish healing. Easy enough.
Peanut was up next. Same routine. Exept Peanut has an ear infection so she gets 10 days of antibotics.
As for me, normally I would just have taken some OTC meds and dealt with it, but since we were there, I had the doc check me too. She didn’t like the look of my throat and swabed for strep. Great.
Here’s where the fun begins. The “quick” strep test that they do at the office takes 5 mintues. At 6:40pm at night, 20 mintues to bedtime, 5 mintues is not quick. To keep Peanut from playing with the phone and Munchikin from exploring every drawer in the office, we sang songs.
We did The Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider and the dinosaur song from Munchkins school (remind me to blog about that another day). Thankfully after those songs the doctor came back.
My throat is fine but they’re sending it to the lab to see if strep grows in the next 2 days. How gross does that sound? Eeeew. So no meds for me.
*Knock on wood* the girls health is generally great so the fact that we have one trip to the doc where everyone is sick…I can’t complain.
I’m just really glad that the meds started working already and Munchkin slept through the night. In our bed (ugh)