Xander woke up this morning covered in a rash, which got worse as the morning progressed. The doc's verdict? Penicillin allergy. On the last day of his meds for pneumonia. Oh, for goodness sake! That's two kids allergic to penicillin, plus X is also allergic to Bactrim. What's interesting to me is that he and Griff (the other penicillin-allergic guy) have similar coloring and features, and both seem sensitive to upper respiratory infections. Guess that package of genes go together. You're welcome, boys.
Dan and I both still have a cough and we think there might be something bacterial going on. Mild, but still there. My throat has been sore the last two mornings.
Griff woke up with a sore throat and fever. I kept him home and he tagged along to the doc. Diagnosis: new virus. Yay. Home until fever-free for 24 hours. Double yay.
Reese still has residual yuck, too. Lest he catch the new virus and end up with pneumonia like his brothers, or spread his yuck to his brothers who just finishd antibiotics, he is now on amoxicillin. And now he can taunt both G and R about it. Nyah, nyah, I can have cillins and you can't!
I'm quarantining Reese until further notice so that he doesn't take our germs to school and school doesn't send their germs to us. Dan and I are starting antibiotics tonight (oh, and fun for me, I get to take Cipro, which is a gut-blaster, because I can't have amox due to nursing toddler's allergy). We need to get rid of the pneumococcus or whatever it is we have so that our stressed-to-the-max immune systems can get back on their feet long enough to NOT catch the next bug that goes around.
This is really getting ridiculous. The whole preschool community has been bowled over by this stuff. Somebody needs to invent some kind of bug-bomb for cold viruses and respiratory bacteria. Set it on the coffee table, pull the trigger, fumigate the whole house. Geez.