Brotherly Sharing

Two weeks ago, Tad brought home strep throat.  I was informed at our pediatrician’s office that strep was “really going around” at his school in particular.  So, he started antibiotics – amoxicillin, specifically.

Last Thursday, a week into the amoxicillin, he sprouted the most fantastic red rash all over his chest and back, and it gradually spread to his upper arms, face, ears, neck, and thighs.  The splotches of red were all flat, and weren’t particularly itchy (or he would have been scratching like mad).  Initially, I thought he was coming down with an allergic reaction to amoxicillin, but after a few phone calls back and forth with one of the nurses at the pediatrician’s office, he was diagnosed with amoxicillin rash.  I had never heard of it before.

But Saturday morning, he woke up with a roaring fever.  To rule out it being a strep comeback, I got him an appointment at the doctor’s office.  Diagnosis?  Feverish cold.  Great, he’d picked something new up.

And then I got a text from Grandma (who was at our house) saying, “Rerun has a fever, too.”


Yup, Tad had shared this one with Rerun – after we’d been so good about keeping the strep contained!  Tad was fever-free long enough to make it to school – and a big 4th grade field trip – on Monday.  Rerun, however….

Sick Rerun

The little guy woke up on Monday as a hot ball of misery.  Fortunately, meds kicked in quickly, though his fever didn’t break until evening.  So he has to stay home today (school policy says kids must be fever-free for 24 hours before coming back to school), which means I’m going to have a relatively healthy kid raising havoc at home with me.

Oh joy.

I just hope no one else comes down with this one.

One Response to “Brotherly Sharing”

  1. Ressis
    April 5th, 2016 04:02

    Poor little guy! 🙁 Give him a hug from me.