RSV... STREP... SCARLET FEVER.... The joys of winter-sickness. And we got hit hard with it.
Gage has rsv AND strep, Logan has Strep and Austin has scarlet fever.
Poor Gage has to go to the rsv clinic as needed to get the mucus sucked from his nose with a catheter that is not even as big as his pinky nail. He was not thrilled. It took about 10 minutes and he screamed and squirmed the whole time. I had to hold his head while his hand were held to his body with a blanket. That is what we have to look forward to for the next 7 days. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, I am hoping this suctioning will keep us from getting pneumonia or some time in the hospital.
Logan just seems to have a bad cold, and little cranky. You know, crying and getting really upset for no big reason. He fell asleep on the couch last night early. We knew he was fighting something. Luckily the dr. was nice enough to write him a prescription without charging us anything. and is meds only cost $16. WAHOO.
Austin had a double ear infection a week and a half ago, plus a funny rash. I took him to get some meds, and the crankiness went down, but his hands started peeling and his skin was really dry and bumpy. When I took Gage in today, and he was positive for strep the dr. figured that is what the boys had as well and started writing prescriptions, I asked him about Austin's peeling hands and he said, oh, that is a symptom of scarlet fever-YIKES! Luckily the meds he prescribed will take care of it. I know nothing about scarlet fever, I didn't think people got that anymore. I am off to research it a bit. (all it is, is strep throat with a rash, I am so grateful it isn't anything worse, We caught it early enough that is should be okay, YEA!!) I wasn't thinking about asking questions at the dr. office today. I was in a bit of a shock. The boys just got off the state insurance they were on and now they are really sick. I was a bit stressed. When I got home Jared started asking me if I asked this or that, and I had to say no, feeling bad that I wasn't thorough enough. oh well.
I am definitely better now. The dr. was nice and is willing to give us a break $$ wise.
I guess we are going to be stuck in the house for a bit. Maybe everyone else will stay healthy!!
And with trials came many blessings. And I am so grateful. Gage will continue to have insurance after the end of the month. The dr. has graciously said he will help make the visits cost less, if we have to go in. And we are getting everyone well. The home teachers will be coming over soon to help give each of the sickies a blessing. I know we have been watched over today.