I swear, if there was some Amazon Rain Forest disease, this kid would surely catch it. Back in early November, Nicholas had bronchitis. The doctor warned then that the cough could persist for weeks, and it surely has.
This past weekend, he had a barking seal, dry, croupy cough, and then yesterday and today, he mentioned that his mouth hurt, and his cough had turned a bit, now more congested. I called the doctor and got him an appointment this afternoon. The diagnosis? Scarlet Fever. When he was 3, he had croup. When he was 2, it was Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. Now it’s Scarlet Fever. I didn’t think it even existed anymore, but doc says that when you have strep throat, a rash on your throat, back and chest and a fever, it qualifies as Scarlet Fever, and it’s fairly common with kids. And if that wasn’t enough, let’s throw in some fluid in both ears and a sinus infection for good measure. Poor baby.
Luckily, aside from sniffling and dragging just a tad, he’s not acting sick. Very little slows him down. Much to his dismay, I’m keeping quarantined from The Girlfriend until tomorrow night to give the medicine a chance to start working its magic (doc says 24 hours and we’re good). Until then, I’m off to work on a Pirates of the Caribbean lego masterpiece with him (a gift from The Neighbors). There’s a special place for people who give gifts with 150!!! pieces, but we love them just the same. Until tomorrow…
A year ago today … quick and easy recipes.
P.S. I’m working on finalizing our menu for our New Years’ Eve Seafood Feast. Inspire me! What’s on YOUR celebration menu?