Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Concerns about Caden = STREP THROAT!

Of ALL things, strep throat. Sure, he brought a note home from the nurse last week that he'd been exposed but I tossed it. Caden doesn't get the normal stuff like strep throat and he'd been acting so weird I assumed tumor or something, honestly I did, I was really worried. But it's starting to add up - cranky, tired, being mean to people (I hurt, you hurt). Strep throat, who'd have thought??

He was scheduled to see our doctor tomorrow morning at 11:15, but at noon school called me to come get him. He didn't eat lunch, had a low grade temperature and wasn't acting himself. I took him home and he was falling asleep sitting on my lap and then it happened - I stood him up from my lap (was playing Candyland with Avery with one arm, Caden in the other arm, on the FLOOR in my pregnant state, not cool) and he promptly fell down. I pretty much felt my heart drop into my butt (line stolen from my favorite movie "Mean Girls") and I called the dr to see if they could get us in. They did, so we hauled over to the clinic and our wonderful dr checked him over and found the nasty throat nearly immediately. So no pokes for Caden! No CAT scans, no MRI or even x-rays...just a nasty throat swab which came back positive for strep in seconds.

I've been asking God for some more normal in our lives. I've really been struggling with Caden's differences, having a hard time that he is so vastly different from other 6 year olds. God came through, as always. It's strep throat. About as typical as a kid can get.

5 comments:

Kelly said...

I like your last sentance. I feel for little Caden. I had strep two weeks ago and it wasn't fun! Hope he feels better soon! Kelly F

Myssie said...

Bless his little heart! I hope that he is feeling better since he has been given antibiotics. Poor guy, I hope he feels better soon.

Tena-I can totally relate with struggling because our kids are so vastly different than their peers. I understand. Thinking of you...

Terri H-E said...

Whew. I remember a friend of mine describing a situation where her daughter got in trouble at school because she made the wrong choice when she was fully aware of the right choice. Most parents would have told the story with a furrowed brow and disappointment in their voices. But this mom told it to me excitedly, with pride at the corners of her restrained smile. And she knew I could relate to the milestone of defiance. Her daughter was 7 at the time. She is a mom like us, mom to a kid with differences.

Yep, you gotta celebrate the "typical," even when it's a drag!

Michelle said...

Yeah for something you can treat right away. Poor kid!

Jacqui said...

I'm glad it turned out to be something so "typical" and treatable. I hope Caden returns to his old self soon. Sounds like it has been a tough time, especially with you being pregnant. I hope you find moments of rest and rejuvination for yourself in the midst of everything.