Monday, September 13, 2010

Are some kids just sickly or do they have some undignosed health issue?

Olivia has already missed 2 1/2 days of school due to being sick. We are just entering the third week of school. She was out of school last Tuesday after we all spent that holiday weekend feeling yucky and tired. She came home early Firday because she went to the nurses office twice, vomited on the second trip. She was complaining of a sore throat, headache, slight temperature and with the vomiting Pat took her to the doctor for a strep test. She had strep 3 times over the summer and she knows what she feels like when she has it and she said it felt like strep this time. When she has strep she gets VERY sick VERY quickly. She once ended up with Scarlet Fever because I didn't take her to the doctor until she had a sore throat for three days. We don't mess around when she says her throat is really sore and she has a fever. Her rapid strep came back negative. She spent this weekend on a sick roller coaster ride, sick one minute then burst of energy the next. She is home again today. Of course, a cold for her could become much worse. With her illness induced Asthma we are always anticipating that she will end up with bronchitis or pneumonia and need a breathing treatment and end up on Prednisone.

Why is she always sick? Are some kids just sickly? Do you have a sickly kid?

5 comments:

StatMama said...

I was a sickly kid, but I didn't have the healthiest environment. I think some kids are just prone to catching things. My daughter had Scarlet Fever once. She has a crazy high pain tolerance and never mentioned a sore throat. She just woke up covered in spots one morning and I took her to the doctor and he diagnosed it as Scarlet Fever.

I hope Olivia feels better soon. Hopefully this is just a rough start and the rest of the year will be better.

Casdok said...

Yes hope she is feeling much better soon.

Brenda said...

((hugs)) Aww .. hate that you guys have the sick bug again. Hope everyone feels better.

The McNultys said...

How is she doing now? My girls seem to get strep if you look at them the wrong way! The doc is going to test my oldest to see if she's a carrier, because she just doesn't seem as "sick" as my younger daughter.

Queenbuv3 said...

Fingers crossed, she seems to be healthier this year, so far. I recently read that extended use of Prilosec can cause health problems including Pneumonia! She recently went to see a gastroenterologist and he recommended taking her off the Prilosec to see if she had outgrown her GERD. She has been off it for months and not had any tummy troubles plus she seems to be healthier. She hasn't even been doing her inhaler very much and she has been doing fine. It's ironic because every time I mentioned taking her off the Prilosec to her doctor they said they wanted her to continue taking it because it could make her Asthma worse if her GERD symptoms weren't being treated! Gotta love doctors, they think they know everything ;P