the June curse strikes again...

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the June curse strikes again...
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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 11:05pm

Dd18 has had a bad few Junes. We joke about the June curse and I don't think it's ended. Two years ago this month, her dad died. Last June it was her grandpa, and finding out the very hard way about a drug allergy. This June, she's been sick

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 12:35am
Oh my gosh, Theresa! That is so scary! Where was the pain, and where was the abscess? I can only imagine the terror you must have felt. BIG hugs to you and your dd!

I haven't been as diligent lately about keeping up with the boards, so I may have missed a previous post about her job. What kind of job did she get? I hope they will be understanding and let her start a little later. Any idea when she'll be cleared to go back?

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 9:01am

Oh, what a lousy way to start the summer!

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 9:01am

No, I've never heard of an abcess developing from tonsillitis.

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 9:32am

What kind of job did she get?

It's just the local theater, but it is gainful employment. She put in sooo many applications! I'll go over today and explain.

Where was the pain, and where was the abscess?

It was a peritonsillar abscess-

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 9:34am

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 10:27am

How scary, Theresa! None of us have our tonsils out but I do know of a few adults that have had it done and it does seem that they experience more discomfort than kids. Hope your dd is feeling better today!

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 10:29am
Not kids but dh had his tonsils out at age 26 and I don't really want to have to tell you the outcome - suffice it to say he had to be 'jump started' because he had internal bleeding that they didn't catch til he was in arrest. That was eons ago (27 years) so hopefully not relevant!! They also found he was allergic to penicillin at the time - NOT good timing (put in large ice bag, etc.)

Got mine out in 1st grade; no problem.

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 11:12am

Actually Theresa, I think 18 is still considered a "child" as far as recovery from medical surgery, and even dental oral surgery is concerned.:smileywink:

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 1:33pm

Actually Theresa, I think 18 is still considered a "child" as far as recovery from medical surgery, and even dental oral surgery is concerned

The ENT told us that recovery from tonsillitis is more dependent on the tonsils size. Since dd is full-grown, she would be more likely to have the same recovery as an adult. What is in her favor is that in general, she's in good health and any 18year old will probably recover from anything quicker than someone my age.

And for the IV dilaudid--your dd is very lucky she does not have *my* reaction to most IV narcotics.

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 1:34pm

dh had his tonsils out at age 26 and I don't really want to have to tell you the outcome - suffice it to say he had to be 'jump started' because he had internal bleeding that they didn't catch til he was in arrest

WOW! Were you married at the time? How incredibly awful.....

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