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?