So Amy has had a fever for the past 3 days. It’s been up and down between 99 and 103. Today I thought she was well enough to go back to school, but I quickly found out that I was wrong. The school nurse called right as I was pulling into work to tell me that her fever was too high to stay in class.
So I call into work late so I can pick her up, but instead I end up taking her to the Urgent Care that’s about 15 minutes from the school. (Which, of course, took me about a half hour of driving around town to find the damn place because I am no longer used to living in this city).
After getting Amy checked into the Urgent Care and being seen my the medical assistant, we both started to get a little giggly, like we both do at the most inappropriate times. The doctor… (who was wearing socks with sandles… REALLY!? I mean, I know this is Washington state, but seriously, that’s just not a good look on ANYONE!)… comes into the room and starts checking Amy’s throat and lungs, etc. Neither of us can help but laugh while he’s poking her. It’s just awkward!
Does no one else get like that???
Anyway, the doctor was pretty cool about it all and cracked a couple of jokes, although I refrained from the socks/sandles jokes because I didn’t want to sound rude… Overall it wasn’t such a bad doctors visit. Until we got the news.
Yup, Amy has strep throat.
They gave her some penicillin and steroids, however she’s very contagious and he said I will most likely catch it. I figure it’s probably less likely now that we have our own rooms in our new apartment, but this is NOT the house-warming gift I was expecting!!! (Thanks Amy and whichever snotty little kid spread this bacteria around… I really appreciate it.)
So because my boss would not let me come into work today (because I am a care taker for a person with special needs and they don’t want anyone getting sick over there), I am staying home today, taking care of Miss Amy. Lucky girl, she gets to lay under the blankets all day while I bring her juice, medicine and her food.
I better get this kind of treatment if/when I catch it too!!!