RANT: Sick of being Sick

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Registered: 02-26-2008
RANT: Sick of being Sick
Mon, 05-23-2011 - 2:14pm

Just wanted to rant a little - so please feel free to ignore.

So Gabby after ending her last round of antibiotics last Wednesday she was sleeping great! and I thought even though she still had the antiboitics she would be good. Well friday around 2pm we got a call from daycare saying that she was running a 103.5 fever. so off I rushed to pick her up and headed to the doctor. Found out her ears were still bad. they thought it might be strep but it wasn't strep....and they had to take some blood work and see how her white blood cell count was. it was elevated, but still under 15,000 which means it's most likely not viral.

So on another round of antibiotics....Well before we left for vacation a few weeks ago I got a cold (around the same time Gabby was sick) and it went away but this cough didn't. Well the cough got worse and saturday I felt like crap. Off to the minute clinic today to find out that not only do I have a sinus infection but I also have an ear infection - it was just starting to bother me, so at least I caught it early enough...but still. so now both her and I are on amoxicillian...and I am just sick of doctors, antiobiotics and other things.

We are off to the ENT tomorrow to look at Gabby's ears and see about tubes. which as much as I don't want her to have them, at least she wouldn't be pumped up with antibiotics...

DH is starting to feel sick too and I just want a healthy household. Ugg thanks for listening!

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Mon, 05-23-2011 - 4:59pm
Aw...I know what you mean! Whenever my kids are sick, I always say, "I didn't sign up for this!" Being a mama is a lot more fun when everyone is well. I hope you are all back to health very soon.
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Registered: 04-22-2006
Mon, 05-23-2011 - 6:20pm
That just plain sucks, Jess. My brother had lots of issues with his ears when he was a baby/young child and he eventually got the ear tube surgery and has had no problems ever since. So, if you do go that route, I hope it works out!

Sending lots of "feel better" vibes to your household!

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Mon, 05-23-2011 - 7:46pm
I hope you are all feeling better soon. GL at the ENT, KUP.
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Registered: 07-15-2004
Mon, 05-23-2011 - 8:25pm
Not fun at all! My three year old niece just got tubes in her ears. She had something like 15 ear infections in a 6 month period. I know it doesn't sound like fun but it has got to be better then all the infections and antibiotics. KUP!



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Registered: 08-24-2005
Tue, 05-24-2011 - 10:00am
Oh Jess!! You poor things! I hope you and DH feel better soon, and I hope the tubes help Gabby and put an end to the ear nightmares!!!