Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A little update

Ok, so last Tuesday I took Rylie to the pediatrician . She had a fever and was not eating. They did a strep test in the office and it came back negative. The doctor told me she just had a virus, and to give her Gatorade for 24 hours. By Friday Rylie was still running a high fever with no appetite. On Friday afternoon she broke out in a rash all over both legs. I called the doctor and she didn't seem concerned about the rash but told me to bring her into the office the next day if she still had a fever. Well, that next morning the doctor told me that the strep test that they send out to the lab came back positive! So my poor baby had strep throat all week with no treatment. As soon as Rylie started the antibiotics she started feeling better.

Now last night Cesalie developed a fever. I called the doctor expressing my concern that she probably caught the strep from Rylie. The doctor told me children under two years old rarely get strep and that she would need to be seen in the office. So I took her in today and her strep test came back negative. She said it could possibly be a Urinary tract infection since she doesn't have any other symptoms besides a fever. So I have to wait until Friday for results on the lab test for strep and the UTI. The doctor did prescribe antibiotics for Cesalie in the mean time. She has already had two doses of antibiotics today plus Motrin, but her fever isn't breaking.
Her temperature is 102.1

We are getting ready to go on vacation in a few days, so I guess it's good that all this sickness is happening now, but I hope nobody else in this house get sick.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I hope the girls are feeling better soon!

Kari said...

OUCH! Strep hurts poor little girls. That really stinks she went an entire week hurting with no help UGH Here's hoping no-one else gets sick and the girls get feeling better and your vacation Rawks :)